Major: Business Management and Leadership
Graduation Year: 2020
Scholarship: Multicultural Scholarship
Maryville University All-Star student Darius Harris knows a thing or two about leadership. He’s the president of Maryville University’s Boxing Club and is majoring in business management and leadership.
He credits the strong leadership skills he has earned during his time at Maryville as the reason why he was selected as a featured student in the university’s St. Louis American ad campaign.
“I feel that is a great honor, and I do not take it lightly,” says Harris. “I believe I was selected because I strive to be a better leader and individual, overall. I also help and encourage others I come in contact with to be better.”
In addition, Harris is a Multicultural Scholarship winner. Maryville’s Multicultural Scholars program is a two-tiered program that provides students interested in helping to create an inclusive campus environment with a half-tuition (Multicultural Scholars) or a partial tuition (Multicultural Dean’s Award) scholarship. Students must meet admission requirements and complete an essay as part of the admission application to be considered for the program. Select students are invited to campus during the annual University Scholars Competition weekend to compete for a limited number of scholarships.
Harris notes the all-inclusive environment gives Maryville a community-based network system for students to rely upon.
“Everyone at Maryville is like a family member, and I love it,” says Harris.
Harris hopes to obtain a Masters of Divinity after graduating from Maryville in 2020.