Criteria: Two $250.00 book scholarships will be awarded to current Springfield College full-time students who are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of study. The applicant should provide evidence of financial need. It should be noted that preference will be given to students who have contributed to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and or contributed to a culture of inclusive excellence around issues of diversity and inclusion.

The John Wilson Book Scholarship was established in honor of John Wilson. Wilson had a 38-year career at Springfield College, serving as assistant director of undergraduate admissions and coordinator of multicultural recruitment, assistant dean of students, and then as director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Wilson’s legacy is that of guiding students to be the best they could be and more. It is hoped that this scholarship made in his honor will, in a small way, give assistance and encouragement to deserving students, just as he did in his career at Springfield College.

Wilson earned an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Art degree from the University of Massachusetts.

The deadline to submit fall applications is Aug. 25, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded on Sept. 1, 2017.

The deadline to submit spring applications is Jan. 8, 2018. Scholarships will be awarded on Jan. 12, 2018.

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