Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

We are pleased to announce the third annual Graduate Student Scholarship Competition that recognizes graduate students who have worked hard and demonstrated outstanding leadership and service in a variety of ways.

A photo of a statue of NFL coaching legend Vince Lombardi.

Football legend Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”


Students who are applying to a degree-seeking master’s program are invited to participate in the competition.

Step 1: Due June 1, 2022

Submit a complete graduate application including all required materials.

Step 2: Due June 15, 2022

Record and submit a two-to-three minute video that demonstrates your leadership skills and commitment to service at home, in the community and workplace, and what receiving this scholarship will mean to you.

The winner will be announced at our New Student Reception in August.

  • First place: One $5,000 renewable scholarship for up to two years of graduate study.
  • All competition participants*: $500 renewable scholarship for up to two years of graduate study.


Email Sarah Galarza, associate director of graduate admission, at

*Only those applying to a master’s degree program are eligible to participate.

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