UWL TRIO Student Activist Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student activist in a UWL TRIO Program (McNair, Student Support Services, Upward Bound) who is involved in promoting causes in the areas of environment, climate crisis, social justice, antiracism, LGBTQ+ rights, civil rights, just immigration policies, peace/anti-war, fair and open elections, economic justice, other equal rights, or anti-oppression movements.

1. Applicant must submit an essay on the event/activity related to one of the areas listed above in which they helped organize and/or lead. The activity must have occurred within the last 18 months. The essay must include a summary of the action and outcome
2. Applicant must submit the URL of the social or media report about the event, or upload a copy of the article
3. Applicant must provide the name and email of a teacher, mentor, or community adult familiar with and/or involved with the student’s activism. The adult will be contacted and asked to complete a short reference questionnaire. The student must inform the reference provider that a questionnaire will be sent.

Supplemental Questions
  1. TRIO Activism Scholarship
    • 1. In which TRIO program are you currently a participant? (select all that apply)
    • 2. Please describe your involvement in a recent activism event/activity and the leadership role you held. Please include a summary of the of the action and outcome.
    • 3. Please provide the URL of the social or local report about your event.
    • 4. If you are not able to provide a URL for your action, please upload a copy of the news article or social media post.
    • 5. Name and email of reference provider