William A. McClain Award for Multicultural Leadership

Criteria: The William A. McClain Center for Diversity offers this award to exceptional and talented students who have been traditionally underrepresented or marginalized on college campuses, and who are culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse. For consideration, students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

Amount: $2,000 per year for a total of $8,000 over four years.

Guidelines: For consideration, students must:

  • Submit the William A. McClain Award for Multicultural Leadership application by the Priority Deadline of December 1 or the Final Deadline of February 1.
  • Write an essay reflecting on their lived experiences and how those experiences have influenced their view(s) on diversity and inclusion.
  • Include a letter of recommendation by someone familiar with the applicant.
  • If selected, participate in a phone interview with the Director of the William A. McClain Center for Diversity.

Candidates should exhibit strong academic skills, an interest in creating positive change through leadership and advocacy, and a sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion at Wittenberg University.

Deadline to Apply: December 1 (Priority Deadline); February 1 (Final Deadline)

Expectations: To renew this scholarship, students will be required to complete all activities outlined in the William A. McClain Award for Multicultural Leadership contract, including participation in the extended orientation program, WITT Connected, along with assisting with various multicultural student recruitment initiatives.

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If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kelsey Ellis at ellisk@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6317.

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