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Graduate Student Scholarship Competition

We are pleased to announce the second annual Graduate Student Scholarship Competition that recognizes graduate students who have worked hard and demonstrated outstanding leadership 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 15, 2021

Step 2: Due June 15, 2021

Record and submit a two-to-three minute video that demonstrates your leadership 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 July.

  • 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 Meghan Oblazny, associate director of graduate admission and advising, at

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

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