Scholarship Applications for Summer 2018 Race in America Program

 

A generous gift from former Executive Director Nadinne Cruz has made it possible for HECUA to offer eleven $1,000 scholarships for students enrolled in HECUA’s Race in America summer-term program.

These scholarships will fit into HECUA’s existing framework for scholarships, using the criteria and selection methods outlined for the Scholarship for Racial Justice (SRJ) and the Scholarship for Social Justice (SSJ). Eight of the Race in America scholarships will be Scholarships for Racial Justice, and three will be Scholarships for Social Justice. To submit your application, click the appropriate link: the Scholarship for Racial Justice or Scholarship for Social Justice. Remember to submit your application before April 15th.


Scholarship for Racial Justice (Race in America) Application

A central component of HECUA’s mission is to equip students with skills and knowledge for building just communities and democratic societies. In U.S. society, racial discrimination and concepts of race continue to shape power and privilege, including within institutions of higher education. The Scholarship for Racial Justice is one of HECUA’s concrete commitments toward undoing institutionalized racism in higher education.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be students of color.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA’s member colleges/universities or Western Michigan University.
  • Applicants must have a completed program application on file with HECUA’s Race in America program. If you have not yet begun your application, click here.

 

Scholarship Application Deadline (all applications are due no later than 11:59PM CST):

April 15th

Please complete the form below to submit your application for the Scholarship for Racial Justice.

Scholarship for Racial Justice – Summer Term

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • You must have a complete program application for the Summer 2018 term of Race in America on file with HECUA to apply for this scholarship. If you do not, please exit this form and click the orange "apply" button at the top right of the website menu.
  • Please upload a word document or a PDF file between 550 and 1700 words that responds to the following questions: 1) What personal, social, or political influences in your life have motivated you to work on or be interested in racial justice issues? 2) Why/how does your passion around these issues lead to you being interested in HECUA's mission and/or the Race in America program?

 


Scholarship for Social Justice (Race in America) Application

HECUA supporters—alumni, founders, current and former board and staff members–established this scholarship fund for first generation college students, students from families with low-incomes, and students of color.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a first generation college student, or a student from a low-income family, or a student of color.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA’s member colleges/universities or Western Michigan University.
  • Applicants must have a completed program application on file HECUA’s Race in America program. If you have not yet begun your application, click here.

Scholarship Application Deadline (all applications are due no later than 11:59PM CST):

April 15th

Note:

IF you are eligible for this award because of income, please submit a copy of your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Email the copy to hecua@hecua.org with “Social Justice Scholarship RIA Application FAFSA” in the subject line.

Please complete the form below to submit your application for the Scholarship for Social Justice.

Scholarship for Social Justice - Race in America Program

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • You must have a complete program application for the Summer 2018 term of Race in America on file with HECUA to apply for this scholarship. If you do not, please exit this form and click the orange "apply" button at the top right of the website menu.
  • Please upload your response to the following questions as a word document or a PDF file between 550 and 1,700 words. Essay questions: 1) Drawing on your life experience and your personal and academic goals, describe what you can contribute and receive from a program with the mission to equip students with the knowledge and experience to address pressing social justice issues. 2) Reflect on how the Race in America program will benefit you and the people, issues, and communities you care about.

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