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Keeper of the Dream Scholarship (KOTD)

Center for Multicultural Affairs
E-125 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3398
Fax: (716) 673-3765


The Center for Multicultural Affairs is pleased to introduce
the State University of New York at Fredonia Keeper of the Dream Scholars. Each year, four freshmen receive this new scholarship, established by the Division of Student Affairs.

Keeper of the Dream scholarships are awarded
competitively to entering freshmen based on high school
achievement, community service and a demonstrated
commitment to multiculturalism. Recipients are expected
to demonstrate personal leadership and commitment to
cultural pluralism and cross cultural dialogue while on
campus. Each recipient qualified based on meeting one of
the following criteria: top 10 percent of his/her graduating
class, achieved SAT scores of at least 1100 (or 25 ACT), or
maintained at least an 85 percent high school average. In
addition, each recipient had a strong record of community
service, and wrote an essay on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s
dream for equality, including his/her own commitment to
pursuing that dream.

In addition to receiving a $4,000 scholarship, recipients
participate in a rigorous and exciting leadership
development program while enrolled at Fredonia. The
scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as
the student maintains the required academic standards.

If you are interested in applying for the Keeper of the Dream
Scholarship and Leadership Program, please submit the following
information and application by February 22nd to:

Keeper of the Dream Scholarship
Office of Student Affairs
606 Maytum Hall
Fredonia, NY 14063

* Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Application

* An essay demonstrating your understanding of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Dream. Feel free to relate this in a way that is meaningful to you from the perspective of your own ethnic background. Your essay should exhibit your commitment to "multiculturalism" and the part that SUNY Fredonia will play in the realization of your dream.

* Two Letters of reference (one academic/one non-academic)

* High School Transcript

* Current Resume

Keeper of the Dream Scholars live in the Residence Halls, participate in leadership training and career development activities, volunteer experiences, multicultural awareness activities, and are expected to hold progressively more extensive leadership positions on campus. These activities foster the retention of the students in the program, as well as provide role models to help retain other students associated with the Keeper of the Dream program.  To remain in the program, students are expected to maintain full time enrollment, maintain class standing from year to year, live in the residence halls, and maintain at least a 3.0 overall academic average.


If you have questions regarding the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership program, please contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs at (716) 673-3398 or the Office of Student Affairs at (716) 673-3271.


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