Mary C. Rawlins Scholarship

Scholarship Details

Deadline
Received by Friday, March 24, 2023
Amount Awarded
$500-$1,000
Awarded By
Connecticut Association of Diversity & Equity Professionals
Selection Criteria
  • Graduating high school senior
  • State of Connecticut resident
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher at end of Fall semester 2022
  • Demonstrate acceptance to a 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational school
  • Submit copy of high school grades/most recent transcript
  • Respond in 100-200 words: "Please explain a challenge you have faced in your life, how it affected you or changed you, and what you did to overcome it."
  • Write an essay between 250-500 words on the following topic, "What is your understanding of affirmative action, and how has it benefited society?" If you feel that it has not benefited society please discuss.
  • One (1) letter of reference from a teacher, coach or school counselor.

Application Instructions

Obtain the link to the application and instructions from the CADEP website at: www.CADEP.net/mary-c-rawlins-scholarship.html.  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
  Student must: Click here for 2022-2023 Scholarship Application. 
1. Complete application by clicking the link above. The application contains two essays.  

  • Respond in 100-200 words: "Please explain a challenge you have faced in your life, how it affected you or changed you, and what you did to overcome it."
  • Write an essay of between 250-500 words on the following topic, “What is your understanding of

          affirmative action, and how has it benefited society?” If you feel that it has not benefited society, please discuss. 

To assist you in the preparation of the second essay, please refer to the American Association of Accessibility, Equity, and Diversity website at   https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/History_of_Affirmative_Action.asp 

​2. Submit the three (3) required documents within 30 days of submitting the application, but no later than the March 24, 2023 deadline.
All required documents must be submitted together and attached to one email with the student's name in the subject line, and sent to cadepscholarship@gmail.com .   Some schools may have a policy that students are not to be privy to letters of recommendation.  In this case, school representatives or school counselors may submit the required documents on behalf of the student.
Required documents:

  • Letter or document demonstrating acceptance/application(s) to an institution of higher learning.
  • Fall 2022 high school grades report
  • A letter of reference from a teacher, coach or school counselor.


If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program please contact CADEP at CADEPscholarship@gmail.com 
Scholarship winners will be notified no later than May 12, 2023. 


Contact Information

Name
Eric Smith
Title
CADEP Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Organization
Connecticut Association of Diversity & Equity Professionals

This scholarship is available to all Connecticut residents.