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Scholarship program aims to enhance post-secondary options for Black students

Image of Black student studying in a library settingThe University will match the first $125,000 in donations to a new scholarship to support Black-identified students.

The University of Windsor has established a $250,000 goal for a new scholarship initiative that will begin to support Black-identified students in Fall 2021. To achieve this milestone, the University is committed to matching the first $125,000 raised in a campaign that will launch during Black History Month.

The Black Student Scholarship Initiative is an outstanding opportunity, says Gemma Grey-Hall, acting director of advancement. Not only is it an excellent chance for current and prospective students to pursue any one of 190 UWindsor undergraduate program options, but these funds could potentially serve as a resource for those with aspirations to explore graduate degrees at the University of Windsor.

“I’m excited to be part of this initiative that will help students at the University of Windsor,” says Grey-Hall. “These funds provide supports for equitable access to education.”

The scholarships are part of the University’s effort to address anti-Black racism to ensure that all campus community members can study, work, teach, research, and create in healthy, safe, and supportive environments. The scholarship fund is intended to assist students who self-identify as Black.

Scholarships will be available to entering and continuing students in both graduate and undergraduate programs, and will be allocated through a student awards committee.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the University’s Office of Student Awards and Financial Aid.

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