Award Information

  • Award amounts up to $10,000!
  • Application deadline is Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
  • Award recipients will be notified by Friday, March 17, 2018.


Scholarship Criteria:

All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a full-time undergraduate African American, Latin American or Native American (AALANA) student in good academic and judicial standing.
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of Fall 2017 semester.
  • Demonstrate the following qualities (high school experience can be used):

    Leadership, Campus Citizenship & Community Service

*This is a tuition needs only scholarship for 2018-2019 and cannot cover the cost of books or room and board.

Essay Requirement

One 900-1200 word Essay. View essay questions.

Letters of Recommendation Template and Instructions:

Download the recommendation template. Please ask your recommendors to send the completed forms directly to Megan Tornow, by 11:59pm Friday, February 2, 2018.

Completed Application Includes:

  • This application form submission
  • Resume
  • One 900-1200 word Essay
  • Two Letters of Recommendation


If you have any questions, please contact RIT’s Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS) at (585) 475-4704 or

The application for 2019-2020 will be available on January 14, 2019.