Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Ethnic Studies offers four undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 each to majors or minors who are in good academic standing and demonstrate a commitment to the values and goals of the department and field. Please see the current opportunities along with the qualifications listed below. To apply for the four scholarships, please complete the supplemental questions by the posted deadline.

Carlotta Walls LaNier Civil Rights Scholarship: this scholarship honors the work of African American activist Carlotta Walls LaNier by providing support to undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to civil rights.

Dr. George F. Rivera Social Justice Scholarship: this scholarship honors the work of Dr. George F. Rivera by providing support to undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice issues.

Ella Cara Deloria Endowed Scholarship: this scholarship honors the legacy of Dakota scholar and anthropologist Ella Cara Deloria by providing support to undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous sovereignty and rights.

Minoru Yasui Endowed Community Leadership Scholarship: this scholarship honors the legacy of Japanese American lawyer Minoru Yasui by providing support for undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to community leadership.

To qualify for any of the four scholarships, you must meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) be a CU Boulder undergraduate majoring or minoring in Ethnic Studies with at least one semester left before graduation, (2) be in good academic standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and (3) have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to first-generation college students, students who have disadvantaged backgrounds and have faced unusual adversity, and students with an interest in and commitment to social justice or civil rights. The award winners will be honored at and expected to attend the Ethnic Studies graduation. If you have any questions, please contact Ethnic Studies at 303-492-8852.

Award
$1,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments
College of Arts & Sciences
Deadline
03/29/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload a 1 - 2 page double-spaced essay that demonstrates your interest in and commitment to social justice or civil rights and explains why you believe you are qualified for an Ethnic Studies undergraduate scholarship.
  2. Please upload a copy of your resume or CV (optional).