Inclusion and Community Engagement Scholarships
Springfield College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award
The Springfield College Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community members who have worked to create a more inclusive space at the institution and or within the city of Springfield at large.
Nominations will be accepted through Fri., Feb. 5, 2021.
Sean Allen Memorial Award
The Sean M. Allen ’06 Scholarship honors Sean’s memory through the generosity of the Sean M. Allen Courage and Hope Challenge, Inc. This fund was established to award a deserving student entering his/her sophomore, junior or senior year who demonstrates financial need and is challenged with a physical disability that impairs mobility. Graduate students are also eligible. Awardees are eligible for the scholarship on a continuing basis. Recipients are selected by the Office of Financial Aid in conjunction with the Vice President for Inclusion and Community Engagement.
John Wilson Book Scholarship
The John Wilson Book Scholarship is open to full-time Springfield College students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Eligible applicants will have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs or to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion. The application deadline is Jan. 22, 2021. Recipients will be notified the week of Jan. 25, 2021.
The Edwin C. Johnson Award
The Edwin C. Johnson Award is open to minority students who are full-time Springfield College students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year that plan on dedicating their lives to work alongside youth. The application deadline is Jan. 22, 2021. Recipients will be notified the week of Jan. 25, 2021.
The Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund
The Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund was established with a generous $25,000 from Liberty Mutual in recognition of Heard’s service on their Board of Directors. The fund supports African-American student(s) who have a demonstrated need for emergency support. Preference will be given to undergraduate students with secondary preference to graduate students. The goal of the Marian L. Heard Emergency Support Fund is to help students remain in school. The application deadline is Jan. 22, 2021. Recipients will be notified the week of Jan. 25, 2021.
The Oliver U. Wilson Sr. Emergency Assistance Fund
The general purpose of this endowment is to provide emergency financial assistance to a student(s) approaching completion of their degree and who, without such assistance, would be unable to complete their degree. This fund was created by Oliver U. Wilson Jr. '74 to honor his father. The award will be above and beyond current awards and will not replace any existing scholarship funds received by the student. The recipient will have availed themselves of all other types of assistance (scholarship, loans, work, etc.) as reviewed by the director of financial aid. The recipient will be in good academic standing at the time the award is made.
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