In order to participate in the Education Diversity Scholars Program, you must meet one or more of the following criteria and intend to enter the teacher education licensure program:
- Be a member of an underrepresented cultural (including, orientation, differently-abled and second language learners) group
- Be a student of color
- Be a first generation college student
- Be an ally of any race in support of educational diversity
EDS Membership Requirements
As a member of the Education Diversity Scholars program you will be expected to participate in EDS activities and take advantage of EDS opportunities. There are also opportunities for leadership positions.
To be considered as an active member of the Education Diversity Scholars Neighborhood you will need to commit to do the following:
- Attend two meetings with the director of the Education Diversity Scholars program to monitor your progress at the university.
- Meet with your Education Diversity Scholars faculty mentor at least twice per year.
- Maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.7.
- Participate in four EDS presentations/ activities. Alternatively, you may attend at least three EDS programs and one CU-LEAD program.
In order to apply to the program you must first make an appointment for an interview with the Education Diversity Scholars Program Director, Anissa Butler. You may contact Collinus Hutt by email at Collinus.Hutt@colorado.edu or by phone at 303-735-0241.
The Following are CU-LEAD Programs:
Students who receive a scholarship award must agree to meet some additional requirements. For more information about these requirements, you can download the membership agreements:
- Chancellor's Leadership Residential Academic Program (CLRAP)
- Diverse Scholars Program - Business
- Diversity Scholars - School of Journalism and Mass Communications
- Ethnic Living and Learning Community (ELLC)
- First Generation Scholars Program
- Honors CU-LEAD Scholars
- McNeill Academic Program
- Minority Arts and Sciences Program (MASP)
- Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)
- Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program
- White Antelope Scholarship Program
Education Diversity Scholars Agreement
Education Diversity Scholars Award Recipient Agreement
All applications must include all of the required materials and be received by the deadlines stated below in order to be eligible for the EDS scholarships. All applications should be typed or
neatly printed. It is strongly recommended that you contact the director to discuss your specific goals for entering the program.
Fall: February 28
Spring: September 30
Late applications will be given special consideration under extraneous circumstances. Applications may be submitted via U.S. mail, fax, email, or in person to:
University of Colorado
School of Education
249 UCB, Room 124
Boulder, CO 80309-0249
Office: Education Room 112
- Completed EDS application form.
- Two letters of recommendation. The letters must include the following information
- how long the person has known the applicant and in what capacity;
- the applicant's current and perceived academic abilities;
- the applicant's capacity to perform at a rigorous, comprehensive research university.
- One official college transcript indicating a grade point average of 2.7 or above. (Students with a g.p.a. below 2.7 will be considered, but they will be expected to show progress toward raising their g.p.a. while in the program.)
- Essay on one of the following topics. The essay should be typed, 300 ñ 400 words
- Why do you want to be an educator?
- What role should educators play in the 21st century?
- Discuss an educator(s) who has inspired you to teach.
In order to be considered for one of the education scholarships, you will need to check the box requesting consideration for
financial awards on the application. The application materials you submit for the EDS program will also be used to for the financial award consideration process.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Award recipients will be notified by the end of March for the fall semester, and the end of October for the spring semester.
- Commitment to teaching as a career.
- EDS application essay.
- Involvement in the EDS program through your activities, attendance, and program leadership.