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Marion Ballew Thomas Memorial Scholarship

Marion Ballew Thomas UO Ethnic Studies Scholarship

Application deadline: Monday, February 15th, 4:30pm

 

The Department of Ethnic Studies invites applications from UO Ethnic Studies majors and minors for the Marion Ballew Thomas scholarship. The scholarship is provided in loving memory of Marion Ballew Thomas, daughter of Wilrina and Nolan Ballew, and devoted sister of Adolph, Catherine, and Charles.

ELIGIBILITY: Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to culturally diverse, undergraduate Ethnic Studies majors or minors or Native American Studies minors who are engaged in studies that further the development of their social awareness and analytical skills.

Preference will be given to students who:

  1. Have demonstrated financial need for tuition/fees and or living expenses
  2. Have a documented record of community service and engagement; OR
  3. Are minoring/majoring in the natural sciences, the social sciences, peace studies, education, business or planning and public policy in addition to Ethnic Studies.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Eligible students should submit:

– A short 2-3 page personal statement addressing their focus of study and relevant community work

– Transcripts (official or unofficial)

– One short letter of reference

Applications should be submitted as hard copies to the Ethnic Studies office in the Alder building by 4:30pm, February 15, 2016.

Students who apply but do not receive the scholarship this year, may apply again next year. Students who are awarded this scholarship may apply to renew it until they are awarded their UO undergraduate degrees. Any renewal granted is dependent on funding available for scholarships and the number of all applicants.

Award winners will be announced by the end of the Winter Term. Award distributions will be made during Winter Term.

 

Give

Remember when you attended the university and wished there was more you could achieve but the finances weren’t always available? While the Ethnic Studies Department is growing and making a significant impact on students’ lives, our needs remain the same as when you were here. And, we want to improve.

We’d appreciate your help.

The Marion Ballew Thomas Memorial Scholarship Fund is one way you can make a positive difference for students following in your footsteps. This scholarship fund provides annual scholarships for undergraduate students engaged in studies furthering the development of their social awareness and analytical skills. Awarded to culturally diverse undergraduates who’ve declared their major or minor in Ethnic Studies, preference will be given to students who need financial help with their tuition and/or who have documented community service and/or are minoring in natural sciences, social sciences, peace studies, education, business or planning and public policy.

You chose to make a difference when you selected Ethnic Studies as your principle area of study. Continue to make that difference by supporting your alma mater and its students, who, like you, also want to make a positive difference with their lives.

Please make a gift online at https://supportuo.uofoundation.org by entering ETHNIC STUDIES in the OTHER designation box, or respond with a “Yes!” when you receive a letter or phone call for the Annual Giving Program.

 

You chose to make a difference when you selected Ethnic Studies as your principle area of study. Continue to make that difference by supporting your alma mater and its students, who, like you, also want to make a positive difference with their lives.

Please make a gift online at https://supportuo.uofoundation.org by entering ETHNIC STUDIES in the OTHER designation box, or respond with a “Yes!” when you receive a letter or phone call for the Annual Giving Program.

 

 

 

 



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