Minnesota Association of Counselors of Color (MnACC), established in 1991, is a noncompetitive post-secondary collaborative dedicated to improving access to higher education for Minnesota's students of color.
MnACC is excited to provide scholarships for students of color who are in pursuit of higher education. Students who are awarded this scholarship will receive a one-time award ranging between $500 to $2,500 to be used towards their education during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Application and Selection Process
Applicant must meet all of the following criteria:
In 500-1000 words, create a clearly written essay about ONE of the topics listed below. Consideration will be given to both your interaction with the topic and the way in which you present it.
Leadership & Community Engagement: MnACC scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated a dedication to personal growth and leadership through their commitments to family, community, education and/or work. How has your involvement in your community activities, educational experiences, life experiences, and/or work experiences contributed to your personal growth?
Diversity: MnACC’s mission is to improve access to higher education for Minnesota's students of color who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. How has your diversity (cultural heritage, race, gender, socio-economic background, family, work, and/or school experiences, etc.) contributed to who you are today and your pursuit of a college education and beyond?
The President’s Award is a $2,500 one-time award that recognizes at least one student who has demonstrated strong academic achievement and a clear commitment to one or more of the areas outlined above. This award is presented on behalf of the current president and executive board members at their discretion. In addition to the application and essay, President's Award applicants must also include an official high school transcript, demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 and submit a letter of recommendation. Please indicate on your application if you wish to be considered for the President's Award.