Qualified candidates will demonstrate sustained engagement, passion and leadership in their local communities in an effort to bring about meaningful change. Examples of social activism and community engagement include, but are not limited to: service-learning activities/projects; school, neighborhood or community collaboration; advocacy; political campaign work; mission trips.
To apply for this scholarship please provide the following information:
- Application cover page
- Resume demonstrating extensive engagement, passion and participation in your community. Please provide estimations of your time commitment toward your activities, such as hours/week, weeks/year, number of years, etc.
- An essay, consisting of no more than 500-750 words, in which you address the following questions:
- Your resume has provided us information regarding what you have done as an activist. Please now tell us why you have done it.
- Brieflly, what has been the impact of your work?
- How do you foresee continuing to be engaged with, and an activist in, your communities? What have you learned that will allow you to be more effective or to broaden the reach and impact of your efforts?
- Letter of Recommendation from a person closely involved with your efforts (Examples: teacher, pastor, club advisor, etc. No parent recommendations.)
Recipients of this prestigious award will meet at the beginning of the academic year to discuss opportunities available for community engagement. Recipients are expected to be involved in the Kalamazoo community for at least one academic term per year (except during Study Abroad).