Diversity Leadership Living/Learning Community Student Scholarship Application

For first year students enrolling for academic year 2022-2023

Marshall University recognizes that each student’s educational experience is richer when it occurs in an environment that celebrates diversity. We invite students interested in learning more about the benefits of diversity and inclusion, with an emphasis on providing leadership to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and in the community, to apply to live in our first diversity themed living/learning community (DLLC) at Marshall University.

For this scholarship, preference will be given to applicants who best exhibit the potential to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on Marshall’s campus. The application process will allow interested students to let us know if they have been active in working or advocating on behalf of chronically underserved populations in the past (e.g., participation in organizations that serve these populations) and/or, if they wish to do so in the future.

Prospective students who have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 3.3 and would like to be considered for these service/leadership scholarship positions are encouraged to apply to be part of the DLLC.  Admitted students should apply if they feel they will add an important element of diversity to the DLLC and are committed to participating in initiatives that will advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on the MU campus.

All university application materials and this scholarship application are due by April 15, 2022 for fall 2022 admission, unless otherwise stated below.

Successful applicants will receive total annual Marshall University funded scholarships stackable up to $5,000 (WV residents); $8,500 (Metro residents); $11,000 (Non-Residents).

The DLLC scholarship is renewable each year, for up to four years.  Renewal criteria include obtaining a cumulative Marshall GPA of at least 2.5 and fulfilling all requirements of DLLC participation.  For the second year and beyond, students may choose to live in residence halls of their choice (i.e., will not be required to live together in the DLLC), but they must continue to engage in specified activities as a Diversity Learning Community (DLC) participant. Additionally, as they progress at Marshall, they will have the opportunity to mentor new freshmen who live in the DLLC.

Successful applicants must live in the DLLC during academic year 2022-2023 (fall 2022 and spring 2023).  Students must participate in required DLLC programming, to include reading an assigned book that aligns with the year’s diversity theme (Complexities of Identity), completing a series of four diversity activities that align to this theme, and participating in at least four additional theme-related activities/lectures that will be offered on campus. Additional programming in the halls, e.g., some shared classes, study groups, service and leadership opportunities, etc. will be available.  Students must complete all assessments related to these activities.  Students who complete these activities will receive recognition on their Marshall University Co-Curricular Transcripts, which are generated through HerdLink.  Students completing three years of these activities will receive honor cords for commencement.
  • Complete and return the scholarship application (link below) by April 15, 2022.
  • To be complete, your application requires three letters of recommendation (at least two from teachers or a high school counselor who know you well).  Recommenders may upload their letters online by clicking this link or send them via U. S. Mail by April 15, 2022, to:
    • DLLC Scholarship Committee
      Marshall University
      Office of Academic Affairs
      One John Marshall Drive, Huntington WV 25755.
  • Apply for admission and gain acceptance to Marshall University by April 15, 2022.
  • Attain a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • Complete FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov by June 30, 2022.
  • West Virginia residents must file a state-level application for the West Virginia Promise Scholarship at www.cfwv.com by March 1, 2022.
Apply for the DLLC Scholarship

All university application materials and this scholarship application are due by April 15, 2022 for fall 2022 admission

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