Scholarships

Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students

In every community, there is important work that can be done only by individuals who are willing to give their time, talent, and energy with little thought to personal gain or recognition. The mark of a vital, caring community is the willingness of its members to do this work. Such community projects are often performed by members of service organizations, school groups, churches, scout troops, and businesses—and individuals like you. Accordingly, Multicultural Colleges & Universities magazine has been proud to administer its Community Service Scholarship for Multicultural Students since it was founded over 25 years ago!

  • Each year, one scholarship in the amount of $2,000 will be awarded.
  • This scholarship is for students who will be college freshmen beginning in the fall of the current year.
  • The award is for one year only and is non-renewable.

If you’re a student from a multicultural background who’s been active in community service, don’t let this scholarship opportunity pass you by. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Register to Apply!

Congratulations to our 2019 Winner!

Christopher Morales

Christopher Morales

College: New York University
Hometown: Derby, Connecticut


Kassen Qian

2018 Scholarship Winner

Kassen Qian

College: Duke University
Hometown: Superior, Colorado

Kathryn Kang

2017 Scholarship Winner

Kathryn Kang

College: University of Rochester
Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

Alexandra Adriano

2016 Scholarship Winner

Alexandra Adriano

College: Purdue University
Hometown: Portland, Oregon

Tinuola Dada

2015 Scholarship Winner

Tinuola Dada

College: Stanford University
Hometown: Sammamish, Washington

Nazira Alyssa Abdelkhalek

2014 Scholarship Winner

Nazira Alyssa Abdelkhalek

College: NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Hometown: Staten Island, New York

Eligibility Details

Any student from a multicultural background who is currently a resident of the United States or its territories and who plans to enroll as a freshman in a baccalaureate degree program in the fall of the current year at one of our participating colleges and universities is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

To Apply

Applications are welcomed from all eligible candidates. You can register to apply online here.

Applications should include a 1,000-word description of your involvement in activities, fundraisers, volunteer work in outreach programs, hospitals, or shelters; participation in political campaigns; or community initiatives such as beautification or recycling.

The deadline is April 1 each year. Limit one entry per person. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter and before the start of the upcoming fall semester.

If you have questions, feel free to email us at feedback@collegexpress.com, call us at 978-692-5092, or write to:

Multicultural Colleges & Universities
Community Service Scholarship Program
210 Littleton Road, Suite 100
Westford, MA 01886