Keeper of the Dream Scholarship (KOTD)

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The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) at Fredonia is the principal foundation for multicultural programming and outreach on campus and in the surrounding community. The CMA strives to offer a safe educational and social space for all students on Fredonia’s campus. Through advocacy, education and program development, the CMA supports the creation of a diverse college community for the purpose of enhancing the student population’s academic development, level of cultural awareness, and commitment to pro­moting social justice. The Center for Multicultural Affairs is pleased to offer the Fredonia Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Program. Each year, four first-year students receive this scholarship, established by the Division of Student Affairs.

Keeper of the Dream scholarships are awarded competitively to entering first-year students based on high school achievement, community service and a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism. Recipients are expected to demonstrate personal leadership and commitment to cultural pluralism and cross cultural dialogue while on campus. Each recipient qualified based on meeting one of the following criteria: top 10 percent of his/her gradu­ating class, achieved SAT scores of at least 1100 (or 25 ACT), or maintained at least an 85 percent high school average. In addition, each recipient had a strong record of community service, and wrote an essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for equality, including his/her own commitment to pursuing that dream.

In addition to receiving a $4,000 scholarship, recipients participate in a rigorous and exciting Leadership Devel­opment Program while enrolled at Fredonia. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains the required academic standards and housing requirements.

 

If you are interested in applying for the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Program, please submit the following information and application by February 22nd to:

Keeper of the Dream Scholarship Office of Student Affairs 606 Maytum Hall Fredonia, NY 14063

* Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Application

* An essay demonstrating your understanding of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream. Feel free to relate this in a way that is meaningful to you from the perspective of your own ethnic background. Your essay should exhibit your commitment to "multiculturalism" and the part that SUNY Fredonia will play in the realization of your dream.

* Two Letters of reference (one academic/one non-academic)

* High School Transcript

* Current Resume

KOD in DC Keeper of the Dream Scholars live in the Residence Halls, participate in leadership training and career development activities, volunteer experiences, multicultural awareness activities, and are expected to hold progressively more extensive leadership positions on campus. These activities foster the retention of the students in the program, as well as provide role models to help retain other students associated with the Keeper of the Dream program.  To remain in the program, students are expected to maintain full time enrollment, maintain class standing from year to year, live in the residence halls, and maintain at least a 3.0 overall academic average.

If you have questions regarding the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership program, please contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs at (716) 673-3398 or the Office of Student Affairs at (716) 673-3271.

Center for Multicultural Affairs Office

E125 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3398
(716) 673-3765