Stetson University

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Student Life Scholarships

Residential Community Fellow Scholarship

Stetson University's Department of Housing and Residential Life sees the value in emerging leaders participating in Theme-based communities. Theme-based communities are created to enhance the residential and educational experience of students. Participants live together in a residence hall community and actively engage in fostering community growth by providing a holistic approach to personal development and learning through academic partnerships, service-learning opportunities, research initiatives and intentional and focused programming efforts. Residents who are excited to create inclusive and dynamic communities are vital to the success and mission of the Department of Housing and Residential Life. The Residential Community Fellow Scholarship is designed to assist residents who are seeking to move past success to significance in the realm of leadership within their residence hall/theme-based communities. This scholarship will provide $1000 on an annual basis ($500 per semester).

Potential scholarship recipients must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.5 GPA in high school for first year applicants
  • Enrolled for a full time course load
  • Resident of a Theme-based Community
  • Willing to commit an average of 5 hours a week to theme-based initiatives such as attending/partnering with Resident Assistant, other scholarship recipients, RC fellows and faculty advisors to put on programs, provide passive educational opportunities and/or engage in community-building activities
  • Value the importance of educational interactions in and out of the classroom
  • Displays leadership potential

How to Apply

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Submit your application by June 5th at 11:59pm for full consideration.

For questions about Residential Community Fellow Scholarship please email Jessica Curry, Assistant Director of Residential Education and Community Programs, at jcurry@stetson.edu.

Social Justice Leaders Scholarship

Stetson University sees the value in emerging leaders in social justice initiatives. Students who want to make positive changes in their community by promoting cultural competence and addressing many forms of oppression, both institutional and individual, are highly regarded at Stetson. The Social Justice Leaders Scholarship is designed to assist students who are seeking to move past success to significance in the realm of social change. This scholarship provides $1000 dollars on an annual basis.

Potential scholarship recipients must meet the following qualifications:

  • 3.5 G.P.A. in high school
  • Has completed at least 100 hours of community service, served in a student leadership position in programs addressing bias in schools or educating others around privilege and oppression
  • Is enrolled for a full time course load
  • Willing to commit an average of five hours a week to social justice education initiatives on campus
  • Displays leadership potential

How to Apply

In order to apply, students must answer the following two questions. Each answer should be no more than 1000 words.

  1. Discuss ways in which you experience privilege and/or oppression in your life, how you came to understand its significance, and ways you choose to address it.
  2. Please describe the most important social justice issue facing young adults today and explain ways in which this issue can be addressed on a college campus.
  3. Please submit applications for the Social Justice Leaders Scholarship to Yolany Gonell, assistant director of intercultural initiatives at ygonell@stetson.edu.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

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