James C Hurst Scholarship
As the Minority Student Leadership Initiative was one of James C. Hurst’s special and personal projects, the James C Hurst Scholarship was established in the hope of recognizing and rewarding an outstanding Minority Student Leadership Initiative Mentee. In the spirit of the award, it is assumed that, as a part of their ultimate goals, the recipient will have demonstrated dedication to Multicultural Affairs programming in the form of volunteering, leadership positions, or working to further the success of the Minority Student Leadership Initiative or equivalent program, the success of their own academic career, and success in other areas of student involvement at the University of Wyoming.
The following policies govern the awarding of the scholarship:
1. The scholarship recipient will be chosen by a committee comprised of The ASUW Director of Diversity who shall serve as chair of the committee, a Multicultural Affairs advisor or designee, two representatives from the legislative branch, and the Dean of Students or designee. The above outlined committee will choose the award recipient during the spring semester of each year.
2. The recipient must have a minimum University of Wyoming GPA of at least 3.0 for the fall semester of their freshman year.
3. The recipient of the award shall have demonstrated dedication to Multicultural Affairs programming in the form of volunteering, leadership positions, or been involved in Minority Student Leadership Initiative or equivalent program.
4. The recipient shall be judged, in part, by the qualifications he/she provides in a written resume of campus and community involvements, awards, and employment.
5. The recipient shall also be judged, in part, by a 500 to 750 word essay written on the following prompt: How has your service to Multicultural Affairs, MSLI, and/or equivalent program helped to create a more diverse campus?
6. A personal interview by the committee may be held if deemed necessary by the committee to select the final recipients of the scholarship.
7. Financial need will not be primary consideration in the selection of the recipient of this scholarship.