Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition
Be a recipient of the annual Rosa Parks Scholarship
Three equal prizes of $350 will be awarded
Deadline for Entries: March 15th by 4:00 p.m.
in the Center for Multicultural Affairs
E125, Thompson Hall
OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS
Use your talents; writing, speaking, drawing, singing, dancing, etc. to express your views and experiences with multiculturalism and the celebration of diversity.
For more information,
Contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs (716) 673-3398,
or visit us at E125 Thompson Hall
Winners Announced: April 5th
Awards Ceremony: April 16th
2012 Rosa Parks Scholarships Winners - Pictured from left to right; Doreen Bumpus, Dana Tyrell (CMA Intern), Carolyn Laurenzi (CMA Graduate Assistant), Tyler McMillian, and Emily Paccia.
All submissions are accompanied by an entry form (completed upon submission). All entries must include a typed statement reflecting the content of the work. The work must focus on multiculturalism or cultural pluralism. Written submissions must be double-spaced, typewritten and must not exceed 10 pages. All 2D/3D work must be submitted in its original form to the Center for Multicultural Affairs. Any performances or multimedia presentations must be submitted on videotape and must not exceed ten minutes. All entrants’ names will appear in the program.
All currently enrolled students are eligible to participate in this competition, with the exception of previous Rosa Parks Scholarship winners and anyone who is a professional (defined as one who has been paid for any type of published work within the last five years). Awards are contingent upon the winner being able to present his or her entry on the day of the ceremony.
Three equal prizes of $350 will be awarded. Winners will receive awards and will present their work to the Fredonia community at the Annual Rosa Parks Presentation Award Ceremony and Reception will be held on April 16, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Horizon Room.
About the Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition:
Rosa Parks was not tired that day. She was “sick and tired” of an injustice perpetrated by the law. Imagine the courage it took to do what she did on December 1, 1955. She violated “the law”. Many others took up the cause in earnest thanks to Mrs. Parks, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By the time the resulting Montgomery Bus Boycott was over, segregation laws were becoming history.Is there an injustice you would like to discuss or expose – local, national or global in scope? Would you like to teach the Fredonia community some way in which the world could be a better place? Established in 1989 by Dr. Vivian Garcia, the Rosa Parks Scholarship was designed to give all the students of SUNY Fredonia an opportunity to voice their opinion on the subject of cultural pluralism in any way they wish. There is a wide variety of media that you can use, and the winners are generally students whose entries are provocative and original, take full advantage of the medium selected, and have a strong emotional or intellectual impact.
For more information, contact the Center for Multicultural Affairs (716)673-3398,