By: Sophie Ramsey
Hey ‘Ders! We’re used to being Purple all year, but we also have a chance to be Green Raiders all year round and take care of our planet, too! It can be difficult being a student, sibling, …Read more
Major: Religious Studies and Music
A liberal arts education is preparing me to be well rounded, and I believe that will be a great attribute when looking for a job.
The University of Mount Union has been dedicated to providing the finest educational opportunities for students since 1846. Today, Mount Union maintains its commitment to educating men and women of all races in keeping with our mission to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship. The University continues to recognize the value that a diverse student body brings to the entire campus community and the educational benefit it provides to students.
The Minority Achievement Award, offered as a result of an on-campus interview and essay competition, is open to incoming freshmen who are African-American, American-Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian-Americans, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and multiracial students. In addition, students who are members of other American minority groups or other groups underrepresented on Mount Union’s campus are welcome to submit a brief letter requesting the opportunity to compete. The Minority Achievement Committee will review and respond to all letters received.
Tier I: $17,500
Based on the competition results, the University will select 5 recipients to receive an award of $17,500. This award is renewable for up to four years (8 consecutive semesters) at the same dollar amount, provided the recipient has been actively involved in at least one campus organization dedicated to diversity.
Tier II: $5,000
Based on the results of the essay and interview, the University may select recipients to receive an award of $5,000. This award is renewable for up to four years (8 consecutive semesters) at the same dollar amount, provided the recipient has been actively involved in at least one campus organization dedicated to diversity.
Notification of results: