HECUA's new Scholarship for Racial Justice
A central component of HECUA's mission is to equip students with skills and knowledge for building just communities and democratic societies. In the context of U.S. society, building just communities requires recognition of historic racial discrimination and the ways in which concepts of race continue to shape power and privilege. It also requires a concrete commitment to undoing institutionalized racism. The Scholarship for Racial Justice is one of our concrete commitments to undoing institutionalized racism in higher education.
* Applicants must be students of color.
* Applicants must be currently enrolled in one of HECUA's member colleges/universities.
* Applicants must have a completed program application on file for a semester-long domestic or international HECUA program (HECUA's short-term programs are not eligible).
* Applicants must be nominated and submit a nomination form ( from an advisor or faculty member)
1.) Scholarship for Racial Justice Cover Form
The form requests applicants to share the following information: name, college/university, expected graduation, current GPA, major/minor, ethnicity, and how s/he heard about this scholarship, along with the HECUA program the applicant is applying to.
2.) A reflective essay responding to the following questions:
* What personal, social, or political influences in your lifetime have motivated you to work on or be interested in racial justice issues?
* Why/how does your passion around these issues lead you to being interested in HECUA's mission and/or the specific program that you are applying for?
3.) A complete program application to one of HECUA's semester-long programs. All application materials and the scholarship essay are required to apply for a scholarship.
***Required forms can be found at http://hecua.org/programs/scholarships