Student Affairs/Financial Aid

Dyson Leadership Scholarship Applications Due!

September 06, 2013 4:00 PM

Dyson Leadership Scholarships are awarded to matriculating, full-time freshmen from the Hudson Valley who meets one or more of the following: First-generation college student, from a minority population, and/or demonstrates significant economic need.

One scholarship is awarded to a student who meets the above criteria and is interested in majoring in Hispanic Studies. Award recipients will be required to commit to one year of leadership development training at Mount Saint Mary College, and three years of volunteer service in the Hudson Valley. This award can total up to $5,000 per academic year.

Criteria for Scholarship

Scholarship recipients must reside in the Hudson Valley and be representative of one of the following: first-generation college student, or from a minority population, or demonstrate significant economic need.

One scholarship is reserved for a student who meets the above criteria and is majoring in Hispanic Studies. Recipient must maintain this major to be eligible to renew the scholarship.

Recipients will be required to commit to one year of leadership development, as well as three years of community service in the Hudson Valley.

A student awarded a Dyson Leadership Scholarship will be required to maintain a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA, and remain in good social standing with the college.

The student commitment will breakdown accordingly:

  • First Year: Recipients will be required to spend four hours per week (during each semester) involved in leadership development activities in coordination with the college’s leadership development coach.
  • Second Year: Recipients will be required to spend approximately three hours per week (during each semester) engaging in community service in the Hudson Valley. A portion of this commitment will be spent in a reflective seminar.
  • Third Year: Recipients will be required to spend approximately three hours per week (during each semester) engaging in community service in the Hudson Valley. A portion of this commitment will be spent in a reflective seminar.
  • Fourth Year: Recipients will be required to complete an independent community service project; the hours and arrangements will be in coordination with the leadership development coach. Projects will be determined by the end of the recipient’s third year.

Application Time Line

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Interested applicants must attend an informational meeting. You may attend either the 3 pm or the 5 pm meeting in Aquinas/MST Room 163.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Applications due by 4 pm in the Leadership Development Coaches Office, Attention: Jessica Mushel, Hudson Hall 112.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Finalists will be notified by phone and required to arrange an interview with the Dyson Scholarship Selection Committee.

We wish all the candidates the best of luck!

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