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Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Kennard Scholars Program

The Kennard Scholars Program offers a variety of resources to aid students in their ability to pay for college, personal and academic development, and the pursuit of a university degree. Each Kennard Scholar receives an $1000 scholarship, a mentor, life skills training, and the opportunity to participate in active learning experiences. The Kennard Scholars Program curriculum is a roadmap to assist in the development of skills necessary to succeed. 


Program participants are divers in gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. To be eligible for participation in the program, a student must:

- Maintain a 2.75 GPA

- Demonstrate leadership potential through campus involvement

- Obtain a faculty/staff letter of recommendation to the program

- Be a first generation student and identify as a member of an historically underrepresented group

Preference will be given to applicants who are first generation college students and who demonstrate financial need.