multicultural scholarship award winners at Maryville


Mission

The mission of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to encourage and guide individuals of every race, gender, and unique background through their higher education. Students involved with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion transition from high school to college and on to graduation with meaningful cultural programs. Our mission is to find ways for students to gain relevant experience and understanding of the world around them by first seeking the needs, interests and potential within themselves. This is accomplished through campus programs and workshops that engage these individuals on a critical and substantial level.
 


Purpose/Goals

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Develop Students Holistically

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Enhance Leadership Potential

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Participate in Mentoring Opportunities

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Promote Inclusive Campus

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Support Mission of Office of Diversity & Inclusion


 

Gain An Awareness of Social Membership Groups

Explain How Social Membership Groups Impact Interactions With Others

 

Learning Outcomes

Students that participate in the Multicultural Scholars Program will gain awareness of their social membership groups, talents, and strengths, and articulate how this awareness assist them with interacting with others. Scholars will also be able to recognize the customs and traditions of their peers and examine their own beliefs in relation to their peers. Lastly, scholars will obtain the necessary skills to engage and participate in difficult conversations and illustrate their training in the program by becoming a peer educator and developing workshops around social justice, diversity, and inclusion and delivering them to the Maryville University community.

Recognize Various Cultural Customs and Traditions

Personal & Professional Growth and Development

Examine Personal Values and Belief in Relations to Peers

 
 

Scholarship Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher (dependent upon individual scholarships)
  • Meet with Program Coordinator as deemed necessary
  • Adhere to Maryville University Student Code of Conduct
  • Attend mandatory monthly cohort meetings
  • Complete monthly reflection journals
  • Complete E-Portfolio page each semester
  • Complete and submit progress report each semester due, mid-semester (8th week of class)
  • Participate in Mentoring Programs
  • Participate in Peer Mentor Training
  • Attend monthly programming events and activities
  • Attend the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Welcome Event
  • Attend the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Reception
  • Attend two programs sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion per semester

Peer Educators Educate the Community

Develop Skills to Have Difficult Conversations

 


Scholarship Opportunities

  • Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship

    Award
    Full Tuition, Room & Board (double occupancy in residence hall)
     
    Criteria:
    • African American students from the St. Louis metropolitan
    • Have a GPA>=3.25 OR ACT/SAT >=23/1040***

  • Dr. Martin T. Lombardi Scholarship

    Award
    50% of Tuition
     
    Criteria
    • African American students

  • Melissa Brickey Scholarship

    Award
    Full tuition
     
    Criteria
    • Graduate of La Salle Middle School St. Louis, MO and/or one of the public or private high schools within the boundaries of St. Louis City
    • Participate in the Multicultural Scholars Program

  • La Salle Middle School Scholarship

    Award
    Full tuition, room and board scholarship–Maryville will match $20,000 award
     
    Criteria
    • Graduate of La Salle Middle School
    • Participate in the Multicultural Scholars Program

  • Marian Middle School Scholarship
    Award
    Full tuition, room and board scholarship–Maryville will match $20,000 award
     
    Criteria
    • Graduate of Marian Middle School
    • Participate in the Multicultural Scholars Program

  • Saigh Foundation Scholarship

    Award
    $12,500/Year renewable through academic year 2012-22
     
    Criteria
    • Full-time undergraduate student
    • Cyber Security major
    • Participate in the Multicultural Scholars Program

  • Multicultural Scholarship

    Award
    Up to 75% of tuition
     
    Criteria
    • Demonstrate solid high school academic preparation
    • Leadership qualities
    • Commitment to actively contribute to building an inclusive campus culture at Maryville