Ryan Donaldson ’15

Major: Medical Technology
Hometown:North Canton, Ohio

When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I was interested in becoming a medical technologist, and heard that Mount Union had an outstanding medical technology program.

Minority Achievement Award

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

Tier I

  • Minimum class rank in 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 score of 1130 (excluding Writing portion)

Based on the competition results, the University will select 5 recipients to receive an award of $12,000. This award is renewable for up to four years (8 semesters) at the same dollar amount, provided the recipient has been actively involved in at least one campus organization dedicated to diversity.


Tier II

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

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 semesters) at the same dollar amount, provided the recipient has been actively involved in at least one campus organization dedicated to diversity.

How to Compete

Step One

If you have not already, submit the following at least one week prior to the competition date:

  • An official, high school transcript and ACT or SAT-I score (if the Office of Admission does not already have one on file)

If an eligible candidate cannot complete the admissions process prior to the competition date, he/she may still participate in the competition by submitting an official transcript and contacting the Office of Admission to schedule a competition date. While it is not required to be admitted to the University to compete, candidates must have submitted all original admission application materials to the University prior to the award notification date of April 1, 2014 to be offered a Minority Achievement Award.

Step Two

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014 (11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 13, 2014 (8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Competition Day

  • Personal interview session with University faculty/staff
  • On-Campus Essay
  • Formal luncheon provided by University of Mount Union
  • Campus tours available following the event

Registration Deadline:

  • One week prior to competition date

Notification of results:

  • April 1, 2014

Questions?

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