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Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

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Closed for Academic Year 2022-2023. Applications submitted will be considered for Academic Year 2023-2024.

Up to $2,500 per academic year ($10,000 over four years) - Application deadline May 1

William Woods is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion and invites all incoming students to apply for the Diversity and Inclusion scholarship.

The Scholarship

Each year William Woods University presents a total of $2,500 for students through the Diversity and Inclusion committee scholarship process. The final award amount is determined by how many students receive the award. This award can be added to any other grants, scholarship or aid you may already be awarded by the University. Applications must be received by May 1 for the following academic year.

Qualifications and Application Process

Students will need to meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must be a member of an ethnic minority group typically under-represented in higher education degree programs.
  • Students must first apply and be accepted to William Woods University.
  • You must enroll at William Woods University for the first semester after high school graduation (transfer students are not eligible).
  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Preference will be given to students who are residents of the state of Missouri.

After applying to William Woods, you will need to complete the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship application. This application includes a one-page essay.

Please complete the  scholarship application by May 1.

Scholarship recipients must continue to meet eligibility requirements for renewal.

About the Scholarship

Introduced in 2021, the Diversity and Inclusion scholarship is an example of William Woods’ commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion. At WWU, students benefit from an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a resource that fosters understanding and appreciation for our differences through programming, presentations, film series and awareness workshops; a large and influential Diversity and Inclusion Committee, consisting of students, faculty and staff; and “Bridging Differences,” an annual Diversity and Inclusion symposium that focusses on the intersectionality of gender and race through informative presentations from outside speakers.