African-American And Latino Scholarships Application

Undergraduate Student Application for 2022-2023

Step 2 of 4: Please read the following before continuing with your application.

Application deadline is Friday, February 4, 2022. Please scroll down and select NEXT to continue with the application. 

Award(s)

Five scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2022. Award(s) will be distributed equally for the fall (2022) and spring (2023) semesters. If a recipient is a December 2022 graduation candidate, the entire award will be given in the fall 2022 semester. A student can receive these scholarships only once, unless it is stated to be renewable. The financial aid office determines the actual award amounts as part of a student's total financial aid package.

Eligibility

African-American and Latino undergraduate upperclass students at Millersville University are eligible to apply, and must anticipate being enrolled full-time for the fall 2022 semester (when the award will be given). Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 with 36 or more credits passed. Financial need, while not a requirement to receive this scholarship, will be considered minimally in the evaluation process. [Note: 36 credits must be passed by December 31, 2021.]

At the opening of the scholarship cycle, an applicant must be self-identified as black or Hispanic, a citizen of the United States or its territories, and be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate when applying for the scholarship. [If any of the information pertaining to an applicant’s qualifications has been falsified, this Scholarship Committee reserves the right to reject an applicant.]

Requirements
  • One recommendation (step 3): Must be obtained from a non-student community-based or campus-based activity mentor (i.e., a non-student advisor, staff/representative/director or supervisor) with a service orientation (e.g., Gospel Choir, Habitat for Humanity, Greek organizations, etc.) to which you belong. Note: Members of the African-American and Latino Alumni Scholarship Committee, including the assigned University staff, may not submit letters of recommendation for applicants for these scholarships. The recommendation form is available in the next step of this application.
  • Students must complete a detailed application and write an essay (step 4): The purpose of the essay is to assess one's ability to communicate effectively on a theme. This essay asks you to provide your viewpoint on the topic: What do you identify as one of the biggest concerns in your community, and how do you expect to be part of the solution? Essays must be a minimum of 500 words and will be rated by the committee for grammar, spelling, content and originality. You will be asked to submit your essay as part of the application form in step 4, so please have it prepared prior to continuing with this application. The essay is important and applicants are encouraged to use available resources before submission (i.e. The Writing Center).
  • Interview - Selected candidates will interview on a date to be determined with a minimum panel of three members of the African-American and Latino Alumni Scholarship Committee. Candidates will be evaluated on verbal communication skills. Tentatively, Please hold Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2 between 4pm - 8pm on your calendar in the event you are selected for an interview. Interviews will take place via Zoom. 

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For any additional questions, please email Heather Morris at heather.morris@millersville.edu or call the Development Office at 717-871-7520.