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Minority Scholarships

The deadline for this Award is friday, FEBRUARY 2, 2024 at 11:59 pM.

Please click here for the application.

NRHC members are encouraged to submit applications for Minority Scholarships to help cover the cost of conference- for students who are presenting at the NRHC conference. NRHC will award up to twenty (20) scholarships each year. The Scholarship will waive the fee for the student's conference registration.


  • Student is currently active in honors at an NRHC member institution.

  • Student has a presentation proposal accepted for the upcoming conference.

  • Student has been recommended by the administrator of the school’s honors program or college.

  • Student meets the following definition of a minority:

    • The members of the group experience a pattern of disadvantage or inequality.

    • The members of the group share a visible trait or characteristic that differentiates them from other groups.

    • Minority group members are aware that they share their status with other members of the group.

    • Membership in the group is usually determined by birth. (Healy, Stepnick, and O’Brien, 2019, p.11).

    • Reference Healy, Joseph F., Stepnick, Andi, and O’Brien, Eileen. (2019). Race, ethnicity, gender, & class. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.)

Fair Distribution: To ensure scholarship money is spread broadly across the region:                                            

  • No more than one (1) student from a member institution may receive an NRHC Minority Scholarship in any one calendar year.

If funds remain after initial distribution, other students from an institution receiving an NRHC Minority Scholarship will be considered.

​Submission: All application materials should be submitted to the NRHC website. Once institutional membership is verified, the application will be forwarded to the NRHC Scholarship Selection Committee, consisting of the two faculty representatives and one of the two student representatives OR the vice-president. Please submit your application by Friday, February 2
 at 11:59 p.m. to this form.


Requirements: A completed application must include a nomination from a faculty or staff member and an application from that student.

Basis of Award: Scholarships are awarded competitively based on the quality of the application.   

Notification: Students and directors will be notified approximately two weeks after the deadline. 

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