Multicultural Scholarship Program Information
The Multicultural Scholarship Program at Providence College monitors, mentors and retains students who receive scholarships designed for ethnic and cultural minorities at Providence College. These scholarships are intended to be four-year scholarships to assist incoming students of color. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the applicant's academic performance and potential cultural contribution to the College. Transfer students and present Providence College students are eligible for the scholarships, as funds are available.
All Scholars meet with the Program Director on a regularly scheduled basis to discuss their academic, professional, and social development. Areas of emphasis include transition to Providence College, academic performance, and leadership development.
Requirements to obtain a scholarship
Strong academic background (taking most rigorous courses offered at high school)
Leadership potential with emphasis in cultural competency and or community service activities
Submit a well-written concise portfolio for considerdation
Please note that there is only one application for multicultural Scholarships - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship application
Requirements to maintain scholarship
Maintain a 2.5 cumulative gpa (cgpa)
Meet with the Program Director on a regularly scheduled basis to discuss their academic, professional, and social development. Discussions emphasize monitoring academic achievement, acclimation to Providence College, leadership development, and volunteerism
Participate in scheduled multicultural events and programs that increases awareness of and educates broader campus on issues related to culture and ethnic diversity
What Can You Expect from the Multicultural Scholarship Program?
Solid quality relationships with faculty, staff, alumni, and other Scholars through mentoring and collaboration
Use your talents and skills to enhance the Providence College community, especially in leadership and internship opportunities
Celebration of cultural awareness and appreciation through multicultural initiated activities
Challenge and encouragement to succeed academically, socially, and professionally
Expand your ways of thinking about career options and professional development
Proactive intervention with the goal of navigating the evolving landscape of the college experience
For more information on the Multicultural Scholarship Program contact:
Michael R. Walsh
Director Multicultural Scholarship Program/Assistant Dean Undergraduate & Graduate Dean's Office