The Gloria Dixon Dream & Believe Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a student in the College of Letters & Science who meets all of the following criteria:

  • Full-time status
  • Sophomore or junior standing as of August 31, 2021
  • A declared major in one of these majors: mathematical sciences, applied math and computer science, data science, geosciences, neuroscience, physics, biological sciences, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology (BS track only)
  • Graduate of a high school in the Milwaukee Public School system (MPS) – preference given to a student who graduated from Riverside University High School
  • At least one of these: (1) a demonstrated commitment to, or interest in, racial equity, diversity or social justice or (2) personal circumstances that present barriers to higher education such as experience in foster care, living in a single parent household, having an incarcerated parent, responsibilities for providing financial support or primary care for other household members, or overcoming personal adversity. Students should address this criteria in their application, including for example, an explanation of the personal circumstances or a commitment to diversity and equity as shown by participation in community groups or activities with this focus
  • Preference given to a student with demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA

This scholarship is for the Spring 2022 semester; students graduating December 2021 are not eligible.

Donor
Darian Dixon ’15
Award
$2,000
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
College of Letters & Sciences
Deadline
11/08/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a short essay, address how you have demonstrated a commitment to, or interest in, racial equity, diversity or social justice including any participation in community groups or activities with this focus AND/OR address your personal circumstances that present barriers to higher education such as experience in foster care, living in a single parent household, having an incarcerated parent, responsibilities for providing financial support or primary care for other household members, or overcoming personal adversity.