Family, Community, & Human Development Scholarship Application

Overview: This application will be applied to scholarships offered through the department of Family, Community, & Human Development, as well as those offered through the College of Social and Behavioral Science. For information on the specific scholarships offered, as well as resources to aid in the preparation of your application, please refer to the College of Social and Behavioral Science scholarship page here.

Requirements: Must be a declared Family, Community, & Human Development major. 

Please note: If you are a double major within the College of Social and Behavioral Science you must complete a departmental application for each of your majors in order to be considered for all possible scholarships.

Questions: Please email

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your anticipated semester and year of graduation? (EX: Spring 2023)
  2. Upload all college transcripts (unofficial accepted).
  3. Maximum 1000-word personal statement that addresses:
    • Educational and career plans and how your experiences in the FCHD department are relevant to those goals.
    • Experiences relevant to your academic and personal goals (e.g. leadership experience, community service, research experience, etc.).
    • How receiving a scholarship would benefit you (e.g. anything you want the committee to know about your personal circumstances and/or financial need etc.)
    Your written statement is a particularly important part of your application. As such, you should be sure to proofread it and have others proofread it as well. From your statement, the scholarship committee will:
    • Consider the effectiveness of your communication skills.
    • consider the nature of your connection to the FCHD department.
    • determine which scholarship is the best match for your background and/or career goals (e.g. Petersen scholarship requires a student that has demonstrated a commitment to social justice, whereas the Caputo scholarship requires a student who plans to go into the field of education, etc.).
  4. Where did you graduate from High School?
    • 1. State
    • 2. County
    • 3. If outside the US what Country
  5. What are the three most significant courses you have taken in preparation for your career? Why these three?
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