Scholarship Expectations and Responsibilities
Scholarship Expectations and Responsibilities Overview
The effectiveness of the Guardian Scholarship program is attributed to its very “hands on” support system, which establishes very clear expectations of the Scholars. Student Scholars represent themselves both as individual scholars and members of the Guardian Scholar community throughout their academic careers, actively participating in their community, their college and the Guardian Scholar family. In addition to abiding by all university standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior, student Scholars are expected to:
- Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester
- Strive to graduate in 4 years
- Maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
- Develop and live by an annual budget
- Supplement the scholarship starting in junior year and summers with a part time job
- Provide a written plan for summer employment activities and coursework
- Meet all required deadlines for the submission of documentation and forms, including those for the Office of Financial Aid and the Housing Office
- Participate in one-on-one meetings with on campus advisor
- Participate in scheduled meetings, dinners, parties and special events
Additional expectations and responsibilities are outlined in the Guardian Scholar Student Responsibility Statement.
On May 14th, 2016 I reached a very exciting goal that I have been working towards for the past five years. Statistically speaking, a study conducted in California reveals that only 10% of former foster youth will attend college and, of that 10%, only 3% will graduate. This saddening fact has made my recent achievement quite astonishing. As this was no easy task, I did not do it alone, I did this with the support of a few hundred hearts. I myself obtained two business degrees in Marketing and Finance, but I was able to do it because people with beautiful and generous hearts believed in me
I am so thankful and honored to have such an incredible scholarship and family to support me through my collegiate journey. I would not have been able to follow my dreams in dance if it were not for the Guardian scholarship and our Angels
There is so much I can say about my final year at Colorado Mesa University. I’d like to start off by saying thank you to everyone who helped me along my journey and accomplish my dreams of being the first in my family to achieve a college education. This act of kindness has not gone unnoticed and has inspired me to help others in need….thank you for your support and guidance throughout my journey here at CMU.