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Equity and Excellence in Urban Higher Education Scholarship

The Equity and Excellence in Urban Higher Education Scholarship supports current students in the MEd Urban Higher Education program in the College of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies.

Preference shall be given to students who have an expressed desire to improve higher education equity (e.g., past and present active efforts and feasible future professional plans help to confirm such commitment). Recipients must be currently enrolled students in the MEd Urban Higher Education program who are in good academic standing.

Applications to this scholarship are due on October 31. Students can expect to be notified around December 15 about scholarship decisions.

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  • Student Info

  • Student Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Please list your most recent cumulative GPA (average of all coursework from one degree program). If you have not received master's grades yet, use your undergraduate GPA.
    Please enter a number from 0 to 4.
  • The GPA entered above is for my * Required
  • Program Info

  • What semester did you begin the program? * Required
    Please select the semester you enrolled in the MEd in Urban Higher Education program.
  • What year did you begin the program? * Required
  • What semester do you plan to graduate the program? * Required
    Please select the semester you expect to graduate the MEd Urban Higher Education program.
  • What year do you plan to graduate the program? * Required
  • Written Portion

  • Mission, Themes and Focus Areas

    The Mission of the Urban Higher Education master's program is to develop principled leaders in higher education who understand the urban context, promote equity and diversity, collaborate effectively, and use evidence-based strategies to improve professional efficacy.

    Six key Themes guide the program:
    • The urban context offers specific opportunities and presents complex challenges
    • Higher education needs to build and maintain equity and authentic diversity
    • Everyone in the organization is a leader, change agent and advocate who contributes to the continued improvement and advancement of the institution
    • Principled leadership and ethical behavior are the foundation for sound professional practice
    • Teamwork and collaboration are crucial for continuous organizational improvement and advancement
    • Best practice in higher education requires evidence-based and data-informed decision-making
    Students can choose between two Areas of Emphasis:
    • Leadership, Governance, Organization and Policy
    • Institutional Research for Decision Making.
  • Share your thoughts about the mission, themes and focus areas of the MEd in Urban Higher Education program, which are outlined above.
  • Describe one example of something you have done to advance equity and excellence in education in the past.
  • Tell us what you hope to do to advance equity and excellence in urban higher education in the future.