Undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in their campus communities will be afforded this $400 scholarship in memory of C. Richard Scott. Recipients will be able to participate in an ACUI- sponsored educational activity to network with mentors and peers, learn more about the profession, and take part in leadership and community development activities.

Criteria

The review process includes, but is not limited to, an assessment of the criteria listed below. The applicant must:

  • Have demonstrated leadership experience and involvement in their campus community.
  • Understand the importance of the profession in advancing campus community.

Eligibility

Degree-seeking students enrolled at an ACUI member institution who are not full-time employees at the institution are eligible for this award.


Submit

Applications for this scholarship will be due again in December 2018, which must include the following:

  • Name, institution, and contact information of the applicant.
  • A personal essay, written by the applicant, addressing (in 2,500 words or less):
    • Evidence that the applicant meets the criteria identified for this specific scholarship.
    • A summary of experiences related to advancing campus community, including positions or involvement the applicant has held on campus, in ACUI, and/or with other relevant organizations.
    • What activity is requested to be supported by the scholarship, including how the applicant would benefit from participation in the activity.
  • At least one, but no more than three, letters in support of the applicant to receive the scholarship written by individuals such as direct supervisors/advisors, peers/colleagues, students, faculty members, etc.
  • And an acknowledgement by the applicant that, if selected:
    • They are available to participate in the dates of the proposed activity.
    • They may receive a full or partial scholarship, and it is the obligation of the recipient or recipient’s institution to support additional expenses, including travel and lodging, required to participate in the activity.

 

About C. Richard Scott

C. Richard Scott was the director of operations for the University Student Union at California State University–Northridge and also worked at Boston University, Northeastern University, and Indiana University. His leadership roles in ACUI included serving as Region 15 representative as a conference chair, conference host director for Region 15, and the chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Committee.

 

C Richard Scott

Selection

Electronic notification will be sent to confirm award submissions have been received. A confidential Individuals Awards and Scholarships Committee, appointed annually by the ACUI president, will review materials to make the selection. One recipient will be chosen, unless otherwise noted for the specific award. One physical award will be given to the recipient, who will be recognized during the awards ceremony at the annual conference and in subsequent publications.