Mikayla Kovacik ‘17

Major: Religious Studies and Music
Hometown:Jewett, OH

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.

Minority Achievement Award

Saturday, January 27, 2018    •    Saturday, March 17, 2018

Isiah Burns

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.

 

 

Eligibility 

 

 

How to Compete 

Tier I: $17,500

  • Minimum class rank in their graduating class of 20% OR minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or minimum ACT score of 25 OR minimum SAT-I (CR+M) score of 1130 (excluding writing portion), or minimum new SAT-I (ERW+M) score (March 2016 and forward) of 1200.

Based on the competition results, the University will select 5 recipients to receive an award of $17,500. This award is renewable up to four years (eight 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

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

Based on the results of the essay and interview competition, the University may select recipients to receive an award of $5,000. This award is renewable for up to four years (eight consecutive semesters) at the same dollar amount, provided the recipient has been actively involved in at least one campus organization dedicated to diversity. 

  

Step One 

Students meeting the eligibility requirements must apply and be accepted to the University of Mount Union (mountunion.edu/apply-online).

Step Two 

Register for the Minority Achievement competition by logging into your Mount Union application account (admission.mountunion.edu/status). If registration access is not available through your application account, or if you have questions about your eligibility, please contact your admission representative or the Office of Admission at (800) 334-6682. 

Candidates should register for the first available competition event if possible. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What to Expect at the Competition 

  • Personal interview session with University faculty/staff
  • On-campus essay
  • Formal luncheon or dinner provided by University of Mount Union
  • Campus tours (opti
  • Notification of results
  • Competition results will be announced within 3 weeks following the event

Questions and Additional Assistance 

Additional Financial Assistance

  • A merit-based scholarship or award is offered without regard for financial need. Students who may be eligible for multiple Mount Union scholarships and awards will receive at least the value or the highest scholarship award. 
  • Consideration that is given for any portion of a second scholarship or award from Mount Union will be based on financial need and will require that the student fiel the Free Application for Federal Student Aif (FAFSA). The maximum award equals full tuition: students who receive a full tuition scholarship are not eligible fpr additional Mount Union scholarship or awards. All University scholarships, awards, and grants are coordinated through the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Following the NCAA Division III philosohpy, the University of Mount Union does not offer athletic scholarships. The University does not award scholarships and financial aid for student athletes on the same basis as it does for every other Mount Union student. 

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