Civic Engagement & Housing Justice Scholarship

We recognize students face many financial barriers while attempting to complete their degree, including housing obstacles and reliable access to nutritious food. We want all students that are interested to have access to joining this community and we wish to benefit from the participation and leadership of students who have personal insight and experience with these financial challenges. Therefore we have developed a financial support system specific to this Learning community in the form of housing and/or a meal plan at Campus Village Apartments. Please complete this application and we will contact you with further information.

Students selected for this scholarship must be enrolled in the two required Learning Community courses consisting of a one-credit University sponsored success course at no additional cost to the student and a three-credit Political Science course.

Eligibility Criteria:
Must Demonstrate Financial Need
Commitment to community involvement and leadership

Preferred Criteria:
First-generation student
Students from traditionally underrepresented communities
Students with personal experience with housing and/or food insecurity

The selection process includes in person interviews, dates to be determined.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. In 250 words or less please describe your need for this financial support and how receiving this support would impact your personal, professional, and/or educational goals.
  2. In 250 words or less please share what you hope to learn and/or accomplish through your involvement with this Learning Community.
  3. In 250 words or less please share your life experiences or personal identity have shaped your commitment to community engagement.
  4. In 250 words or less please share how receiving a scholarship in the form of student housing and living on campus would impact your first year of college.
  5. Please upload a letter of recommendation from a mentor, teacher, or individual in your life that can speak to your character, achievements, potential, and/or specific life challenges. Please note that your letter of recommendation cannot be written by a family member and must include their email address and phone number.
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