Presidential Diversity Scholarship

What is a Presidential Diversity Scholarship?

The Presidential Diversity Scholarship is a $140,000 scholarship ($35,000 per year) for domestic students that come from a broad range of background experiences and have a variety of social identities such as but are not limited to:

  • race/ethnicity
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • ability
  • religious identity 
  • socioeconomic status

For top consideration, applicants of this scholarship should demonstrate acknowledgment, activism, and appreciation for diversity awareness. This could include: 

  • impactful leadership
  • commitment and activism for diversity awareness
  • appreciation within their community for diversity awareness

Once on campus, Presidential Diversity Scholars participate in activities planned for this group of students coordinated by the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion and are highly encouraged to become active members of student clubs and organizations committed to inclusivity, community-based learning, volunteer service, and student government.

How to Apply

First-year domestic students interested in this scholarship and applying Regular Decision must submit the required materials with their complete Common Application or St. Lawrence Application, no later than February 1. Interested domestic first-year students applying Early Decision or Early Action and domestic transfer students must submit the required materials at the same time as their Common Application or St. Lawrence Application.

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Please note, this scholarship opportunity is only for domestic students. International students can learn more about merit scholarship opportunities through our International Admissions website.