Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship

Ethnic Studies
*Scholarship will be awarded for one semester and may be renewed for the following the semester if the recipient maintains their eligibility per the scholarship criteria listed. *

  • Awarding Department: Africana Studies
  • Scholarship Intent: This scholarship recognizes and assists promising undergraduate students in the College of Ethnic Studies who are preparing themselves to be productive and socially conscious members of society.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
    2) Must demonstrate the following qualities in an essay:
    a. An aspiration to be a productive member of society.
    b. A commitment to the values of social justice, diversity and inclusivity.
    c. Participation in service or activities that advance the above values.
    3) All scholarships awarded shall be for one semester, but may be renewed for the following the semester if the recipient maintains their eligibility per the scholarship criteria listed.
  • Major: Single: All majors/minors in the College of Ethnic Studies
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad Cum or SF State GPA: 2.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Madeline Flamer
  • Campus Address: EP 103
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2352
  • Email: afrs@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/scholarships/
  • Number of Awards: 1

Award
up to $3,000 per semester
Scopes
College of Ethnic Studies, Africana Studies
Deadline
02/17/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a brief history of the formation of the SFSU College of Ethnic Studies.
  2. Describe your commitment to the values of social justice, diversity and inclusivity. Why are these values important to you? What influenced your ideas and values? (Please limit your response to 250-500 words for this prompt.)
  3. How have you participated in service or activities that advance the values of social justice, diversity and inclusivity? (Please limit your response to 250-500 words for this prompt.)
  4. What are your aspirations, your goals to be achieved in the future? How will achieving these goals make you a productive member of society? How are you using what you learn in your major/minor classes and otherwise preparing yourself to achieve your goals and aspirations. (Please limit your response to 250-500 words for this prompt.)