Brooks College Integrative Learning and Advising
PJ Activist Scholarship Details
THE ANNUAL GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
PEACE AND JUSTICE ACTIVIST SCHOLARSHIP
An annual Peace and Justice Activist Scholarship is made to a GVSU student based upon student qualifications and a personal statement. Any undergraduate student actively pursuing a GVSU degree may apply for the scholarship. In making application, the student is required to submit a personal statement, résumé including a list of activist activities, and an official transcript.
PERSONAL: The 4-5 page personal essay provides the applicant the opportunity to indicate the level of personal conviction, commitment, involvement, and activity in keeping with the emphasis of the Peace and Justice Activist Scholarship. The main criterion for awarding the scholarship is the student’s engagement with community organizations that evidences a deep intellectual and philosophical commitment to political, social, and economic justice. The personal essay should reflect on what was learned in some of this work, how these activities draw upon personal convictions related to peace and justice, and how the learning from this activism relates to personal career and activist goals. The essay will be also be evaluated based on writing mechanics and style.
ACADEMIC: A successful student will have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and will have demonstrated an academic path which supports his/her passion for justice issues.
FINANCIAL: Personal financial status is the least important criterion in determining the recipient of this scholarship. However, in the case of more than one applicant demonstrating nearly identical personal and academic qualifications, the scholarship is to be granted the student having the greatest financial need.
Download an Application.
Complete and return to the Office of Integrative Learning and Advising, 200 The Connection. Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee.
Application Deadline: March 29, 2013
Page last modified February 6, 2013