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Thea Bowman Scholars Program

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The Thea Bowman Scholars Program is designed to help African-American students achieve success and mature as leaders throughout their lifecycle at Walsh University. The program aligns with the University’s mission and overall commitment to create an environment that is inclusive and supportive to the student’s cultural, spiritual and personal development and their academic success. Students accepted into the Thea Bowman Scholars Program will have opportunities to explore various cultures, politics and history within the United States and abroad.

Financial assistance may be available to those students who demonstrate significant financial need.

Program Benefits

  • Connect and engage with peers and mentor students to learn how to successfully transition into and throughout the campus
  • Gain professional development skills to prepare for future career paths through mentorship and programming.
  • Enhance and develop resiliency, communication, and leadership skills

What types of experiential learning opportunities are provided?

  • Travel options within the United States and/or abroad through Global Learning Center
  • Participate in campus support services and activities such as Multicultural Affairs, Counseling Services, Academic Support Services, Black Student Union and more
  • Leadership workshops, career exploration seminars, and engagement in cultural and spiritual activities outside of the classroom

Admissions Criteria

  • Prospective traditional, full-time degree seeking student
  • High school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Completed undergraduate admissions application to Walsh University
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Completion of an in-person interview
  • Completed essay describing
    (a) Why you desire to participate in the program and
    (b) What it means to become a successful student leader

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