St. Scholastica Social Justice and Inclusion Scholarships


By filing this application, you will be considered for the following scholarships
(see more specific details about each scholarship at css.edu/freshmanscholarships):

  • The Ge-naadamaagoyan Native American Scholarship
    (must be an enrolled tribal member or direct descendant of an enrolled tribal member)
  • The Multicultural, Inclusion, and Diversity Scholarship
  • The Sister Timothy Kirby Social Justice Scholarship


Scholarship Criteria:

Scholarships are awarded up to $18,000 based on the application and the student's need level as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the specific scholarship the student may be selected for. Each scholarship will be renewable for up to three years after the first year.


Requirements:

  • Applicant must be an entering first-year or new transfer student in the traditional undergraduate program.
  • Applicant must be accepted and know their CSS Student ID to apply (provided on the acceptance letter). If you have not yet been accepted, we invite you to apply for the Social Justice and Inclusion Scholarships once you have been accepted. Please contact Admissions with questions about your acceptance/ID.
  • Applicant must demonstrate participation and commitment to pluralism, social justice, inclusion and diversity; or advancing and/or preserving tribal communities' traditions (which may include culture, language or history, and/or addressing contemporary social, economic or legal issues impacting tribal communities).
  • If selected for any of these three scholarships, the recipient must attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend. If this is not a viable option, student will need to work with the Office of Institutional Diversity to coordinate other training.
  • Applicant should submit the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.gov to be awarded scholarship.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Renewal Requirements:

  • If selected for any of these three scholarship, student must attend Multicultural Leadership Training held the week before fall semester, in conjunction with move-in weekend. If this is not a viable option, student will need to work with the Office of Institutional Diversity to coordinate other training.
  • Recipient must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment status.
  • Recipient must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (GPA 2.0 or higher and 67% completion ratio).
  • Recipient will act as a mentor to other students.
  • Once the school year has started, the recipient will need to complete the Individual Plan for Academic Success Assessment and schedule a one-on-one meeting with Chris Davila, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss expected outcomes.
    • Set academic goals for the year
    • Identify strengths and areas of concern
    • Build an individual plan for resources
  • It is preferred that our student leaders live on campus. The amount of the scholarship will most likely be lower if student should live off campus.
  • Recipient should file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year while enrolled.
Important: The requirements listed above are effective for all new and current students who accept the scholarship. Failure to complete any of the above requirements will result in the loss of the scholarship. By checking below, you are agreeing to the requirements listed above, and understand that failure to complete any of the requirements will result in loss of the scholarship.

Instructions for applying:* Indicates Required Fields

  1. *Scholarship Essay

    - Write a brief personal essay (300-500 words) describing:
    • Actions you have taken in order to promote/advance ideas of social justice, inclusive excellence, intercultural work, or counter bias. Utilize your personal background including your race and ethnicity, personal experiences, involvement with intercultural or social justice activities in your high school or communities you live in.
    • If applicable, please include actions taken that may impact tribal communities and/or preserving tribal traditions. Include the name of the community you are enrolled or have descendant status with, the communities you are connected with, and your connections to tribal traditions.




  2. Application Form

    - Fill out the form below.

Application Information/Details

 (starts with a B or V - located on your acceptance letter)





Applicant's Statement

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