Hawkeye Community College is committed to creating a culture where everyone is respected, appreciated, and valued. As a part of this commitment, the Inclusion Scholarship provides students with the opportunity to pursue their career goals while promoting a campus climate and sense of belonging.
Inclusion Scholarship recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the school year. The maximum award is $500 per semester if enrolled full-time (12+ credits hours) or $250 if enrolled part-time (6-9 credit hours).
Once selected, recipients must maintain good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) and advance inclusion efforts at Hawkeye through co-curricular engagement which includes, but not limited to:
Attendance at a minimum of two diversity, equity, and inclusion campus events per semester,
Participation in regular Inclusion Scholars academic check-in meetings each term, and
Offering input on diversity, equity, and inclusion related campus activities and programming.
This award is automatically renewed each consecutive semester (fall and spring) for up to four semesters or two years, provided you have met all the scholarship requirements or until you graduate. Undocumented / DACA students are eligible and encouraged to apply.
New, incoming first-year students are eligible to apply.
Applicants will be evaluated on their demonstrated leadership or involvement in advocating for and championing inclusion efforts in their community, high school, church, or other activities and express a commitment to continuing these community-building efforts at Hawkeye Community College. Demonstrated, acceptable activities include those that have a measurable and positive impact on advancing cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are performed above and beyond job- or school-related obligations.
Some examples of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts from past recipients include:
Mentoring or volunteering with individuals from historically marginalized or underrepresented populations (example: persons with disabilities or persons minoritized due to race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, immigration status, or religious affiliation).
Organizing events or activities that promote cultural literacy (example: raises awareness, sensitivity, and understanding of diverse populations or debunking stereotypes).
Submit an essay (minimum of 250 words) that includes a personal introduction about yourself and respond to the following questions:
How have you demonstrated leadership or involvement in advocating for and championing inclusion efforts in your community (example: school, church, or other activities)?
How might you continue to promote and advance inclusion at Hawkeye as a college student?
If you prefer to submit your response using a different electronic format (video recording, storyboard, visual or musical art, etc.), please let us know so we can accommodate that particular medium.
The priority deadline to apply is June 3, 2022. Applications received after the priority deadline may be considered if funding is available.
Recipients will be notified via their Hawkeye email.