The Webster Bank Endowed Scholarship
This new scholarship is open to current, full time, matriculated undergraduate WCSU students who have been traditionally and non-traditionally an underrepresented* student on college campuses, and who are culturally, ethnically or racially diverse.
*Underrepresented student is defined as a student from varying groups (one or more) who have been traditionally (or non-traditionally) underrepresented, such as racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students**, students with disabilities (including any sensory impairment and/or learning disability), students who are members and/or allies of the LGBTQ+ community, students from lower or working-class socio-economic households, students whose identity is underrepresented in certain academic majors, and/or transfer/community college students. Other dimensions of diversity that can be described are a student’s religious or spiritual background, geographical and/or linguistic background, veteran status.
**first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parents, nor members of previous generations in their families, have never attended an undergraduate institution.
To be considered for this new scholarship, WCSU students need to be/have:
· Registered as full time (12 credits or more) at WCSU;
· Completed a minimum of 24 credits at WCSU;
· Attained a GPA of 2.5 or higher;
· Demonstrated financial need.
To be considered as a finalist for this new scholarship, students need to complete the essay question (500 words or less) on the following:
“Please explain why you feel, as a WCSU student, that you are underrepresented in higher education. How has your personal, educational, social, or cultural experiences prepared you to be a role model and contributing member of the WCSU community?”