Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition


Jamilla Adams


Thank you to all the participants for a successful 25th Annual Presentation and Awards Ceremony!


Dr. Vivian Garcia established the Rosa Parks Scholarship in 1989. It was created to allow students to enlighten minds and enact change through showcasing student talents. This was done by the use of poetry, art, dance, or other media.


Application Guidelines

  • Three equal prizes of $350 will be awarded based on the entries that best promote diversity through teaching tolerance and resistance to injustice.
  • All submissions must be accompanied by an entry form (completed upon submission) and must include a typed statement reflecting the content of the work.
  • Decide upon your preferred creative outlet as your entry. Past examples have included: sculptures, songs, lesson plans and paintings. All 2D/3D work must be submitted in original form to the Center for Multicultural Affairs.
  • Written submissions must be double-spaced, typewritten and must not exceed 10 pages in length.



  • All currently enrolled students are eligible to participate in this competition.
  • Applicants must be able to present entries on the date of the ceremony.

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Winners:
Ken Clause - Artwork entitled, "American Indian Identity"
Melissa Guida - Poem entitled, "Lo Siento, No Hablo Espanol"
Arielys Mendoza - Comic entitled, " All I Wanted"

  For more information, contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs (716)673-3398,
or visit us at E125 Thompson Hall. 


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