Rosa Parks Academic Leadership Scholarship

The Rosa Parks Academic Scholarship was established in 1993 in honor of Rosa Parks. Parks is well known for her refusal in 1955 to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus. Her actions sparked a bus boycott, which became the first major demonstration of the civil rights movement. Parks devoted her life to encouraging the nation’s youth to stay in school, work hard, and advance their careers.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Plan to enroll full-time (12 undergraduate credits, 9 graduate credits)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Essay about student’s life and goals and how their goals have been influenced by Rosa Parks.
  • Demonstrate financial need. We can determine your financial need by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or administrator in the school they are presently attending; a community leader, i.e., a professional business person, community or church program director; and/or a personal reference other than a family member. (Also used for Foundation reference requirement)

Award
Varies
Departments / Colleges
General Scholarships
Deadline
02/22/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Provide a recommendation letter from a school teacher, school administrator, community leader, church leader or personal reference other than family by entering a name and email below.
  2. Provide a second recommendation letter from a school teacher, school administrator, community leader, church leader or personal reference other than family by entering a name and email below.
  3. Please provide a (two page) essay of how Rosa Parks has influenced you. Please upload as a single Word or PDF document (8 MB max file size) using your name and Boise State student ID number as the filename. Do not use any special characters in the file name including periods, hyphens, apostrophes, etc. You should also include your full name and Boise State student ID number on the header of each page