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Diversity Scholarships

About the Award

With social justice as a framework for reducing disparities, the College of Education and Health Sciences is committed to the promotion of the health and well-being of local and global communities.  This will be accomplished through education, service, and research and with a focus on under - served populations.
The College of Education and Health Sciences will provide four (4) $3000 Diversity Scholarships in April, 2017. One scholarship will be awarded to a student in each of the four CEHS programs: the Graduate School of Education; the Joint MSPAS/MPH Program; the Public Health Program; and the School of Nursing. The intention of the scholarships is twofold: 1) to retain and support underrepresented minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds in each of these four programs; and 2) encourage scholarship recipients to use their degrees to improve the health and educational status in poor and disenfranchised communities locally and abroad.



Only students who are currently enrolled and will be enrolled full-time, as defined by their program, next summer or fall semester (2017) are eligible. Those who have received this award in the past are not eligible to re-apply.


Selection criteria

Selection criteria will be  be based on demonstrated leadership; current participation in community-related work (paid or volunteer); scholastic ability and achievement; the personal statement and the recommendation letter.


Applicants must also


  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Be  a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; and
  • Have a GPA of > 2.75.

 Underrepresented minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given priority.

  • Underrepresented minority status may be disability, racial, ethnic, social or sexual orientation.
  • A student may be economically disadvantaged (the individual comes from a family that receives public assistance e.g., Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, Medicaid, and/or public housing),
  • And/or educationally disadvantaged (first in his or her family to attend college; graduated from - or last attended - a high school that, based on the most recent annual data available), had either:
    • Low SAT scores;
    • Low percentage of seniors receiving a high school diploma;
    • Low percentage of graduates who go to college during the first year after graduation;
    • Low per capita funding; or
    • Many enrolled students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.



The scholarship provides a $3000 check to the recipients, which can be used for tuition, fees, books, or other educationally related expenses.


Application Requirements


  1. Application Deadline: February 13, 2017
  2. Application Form
  3. Resume
  4. 500 word essay addressing
    1. Your interest in being considered for the scholarship and which underrepresented minority (or minorities) and/or disadvantaged background (or backgrounds) that you represent.
    2. Goals related to health care/education and public service and how you would benefit from the scholarship
    3. Your plan to contribute to an underserved community upon graduation
    4. One letter of recommendation (submitted directly to Erendira Romero)


Please submit the above information to

Erendira Romero, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Email: erendira.romero@tu.edu         

Fax: 707-638-5431

These materials will be forwarded to the selection committee (CEHS Leadership Team)