Recipients: Eastern Kentucky University recognizes the important role of diversity in fulfilling its mission. Diversity is fundamental to critical thinking and thus enhances what we learn, how we interact with others, and how we participate as citizens in a global community. We are committed to recruiting and retaining students from all segments of society, including African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Latino. The Dr. Rodney Gross Diversity Scholarship program provides scholarships to applicants based on a holistic evaluation of academic achievement, including high school/college grade point average and test scores, a personal essay, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. The program is intended for students pursuing their first undergraduate or graduate degree. Incoming freshman students must have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher with extracurricular support in athletics, community and/or student government services OR have a 3.0 grade point average or higher without extracurricular activities. If the student is a current EKU or transfer student, a minimum of a 2.5 college GPA is required. If applying as a graduate student, a minimum of a 3.0 college GPA is required.
As an organization the Chancellor's Science Scholars work to bring awareness to the issues of diversity as well as provide a space where students, regardless of background, can be supported to pursue fields in STEM.
The International Scholarship Program is funded through generous unrestricted educational grants from our corporate partners as part of . For information about how to support this program, please contact , SIR’s director of corporate relations.
The purpose of the grant is to help partially defray the direct costs of Annual Scientific Meeting attendance, such as registration, hands-on course fees, special programming, airfare and hotel expenses. International scholars must secure funding to cover a portion of their expenses. SIR will provide a list of suggestions for local travel agencies but will not directly support or engage in travel planning.
During the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, the international scholars will receive a chance to meet the SIR president and other SIR leaders. Attendance is mandatory at the International Scholars Educational Event during the Annual Scientific Meeting, where scholarship certificates will be presented. Additionally, scholars will be recognized on the SIR website, on signage at the meeting and via other communication vehicles. A short essay about their meeting experience is required from each scholar after the meeting. SIR will remit scholarship payments upon receipt of final essays.
The applicant must be a graduating college student who will be entering the first year of their initial postgraduate studies. They must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports-administration or related program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics (athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics). Registration on the website is required to view information regarding this and other scholarships handled by the NCAA as well as to apply.
NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarships provide sixteen minority and sixteen women’s scholarships (three of each reserved for Division III athletes) worth $6,000 for minority or female college graduates who will be entering their first year of post-graduate studies in a sports-related field.
The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups.
The purpose of the Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen is to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. The specific purpose of the Irene Drinkall Franke, Mary Seeley Knudstrup Funds is to assist ELCA women as they take graduate courses preparing them for occupations in Christian service.
As the cost of attending college increases, financial hardship often serves as a barrier to gaining a college degree. The cost of tuition, room and board, and books can be overwhelming for college-bound students, particularly first-generation college students. For over ten years the Reach for the Gold Book Scholarship has recognized academic and benevolent achievement among young women of color, and supported continued success through the first year of college.
The committee makes its decision based on the eligible student’s scholarship, particularly where they have involved academic achievements in course work and research activities. They look at the student’s service, including any volunteer work to which the applicant has made significant or long-term commitments. They look at the student’s financial need, curriculum vitae, and official transcript from the college.
Three letters of recommendation must be mailed sealed, directly to the attention of the Scholarship Committee at the listed address of the website: one from the parish priest and two from individuals not related to the applicant, attesting to her character. A photograph must be included with the above-specified information. A formal letter projecting the applicant’s plans, including personal goals, projected use of degree, church and community involvement, honors and awards, shall constitute formal application.
In 2010, more than $108 million in scholarship opportunities were available to those who took part in a local or state program. Distinguished Young Women strives to give every young woman the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future. They offer cash and college scholarships to competing members.