The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition
Deadline for submissions for the 32nd Annual Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition is
Friday, October 9th!
Guidelines, eligibility and entry forms are below.
The Rosa Parks Awards Ceremony will be held Wednesday, October 28th at noon in the Horizon Room.
Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition Guidelines
Is there a social injustice that you would like to discuss or expose— national, or global in scope? Would you like to teach our campus 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 students of The State University of New York at Fredonia an opportunity to voice their opinion on the subjects of social injustice, cultural perspective, and activism. Submissions may be entered in a number of ways but winners are generally students whose entries were provocative and original. Winning submissions take full advantage of the medium selected and have strong emotional and/or intellectual impact.
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 their entry on the day of the ceremony.
Submission Types Include (but not limited to):
|Short Stories||Musical Compositions|
- All submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
- All entries must include a typed statement reflecting the content of the work.
- The work must focus on multiculturalism or social justice.
- 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 Intercultural Center.
- Any performance or multimedia presentations must be submitted electronically on video and must not exceed 10 minutes.
- All entrants' must agree to have their names publicly displayed.
*Please send submissions to David.White@fredonia.edu or deliver in person to S226A Williams Center*
You may email David White with additional questions or simply stop by S226 in the Williams Center! Please wear a mask!
Three prizes of $350 will be awarded to the competition winners. Winners will receive awards and will present their work to the Fredonia community at the annual Rosa Parks Presentation and Award Ceremony.
2019 Scholarship Winners
Sophomore, Theatre Arts Major
First Year, Physics, Mathematics & Applied Mathematics
Poem: “Honey Nut Cheerios”
Sophomore, B.A. Theatre Arts
Video: “The Rise of Fallon Angel”
The 2018 award winners are no exception to the standard that was built by previous recipients, who addressed the ideas of multiculturalism and pluralism in today’s society.