Black Women Rock Scholarship
The Black Women Rock Scholarship is open to all African American female first year and transfer students with a grade point average of 3.5 or greater. In addition to having a stellar academic profile, the candidate must document a background in civic engagement. Candidates are required to submit an essay on what the scholarship means to them and how it will empower them to pursue their personal aspirations.
Diversity Awareness Programming
Programs such as the MLK Commemoration Program; Unlearn, Relearn, Learn; Cultural Heritage Months and Inclusive Leadership Conference are offered throughout the year to provide integrated learning opportunities designed to increase awareness of diversity, social justice and multiculturalism; acquire knowledge to bridge racial and cultural divides in the campus community; and develop competencies to promote mutual respect and multicultural sensitivity that will strengthen the campus community.
Male and Female Success Scholarship Initiative
The Male and Female Success Initiative (MSI and FSI) is an intergenerational program designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of male and female students, particularly students of color, regardless of entry point at GSU. MSI and FSI seeks to recognize and endorse practical interventions, reliable research, effective programs, best practices, and measurable policy advances that are informed by interdisciplinary perspectives in order to improve the educational outcomes of students of color.
Jump Start is designed to help first generation students and other underrepresented populations, regardless of entry point, in their acclimation to Governors State University while also increasing their retention rates. This program prepares them for academic and social experiences and will help them get a jumpstart on the many facets of college life. It is a student-oriented program comprised of a bridge program and a year-long mentoring experience that are key to their success.