Carver, George Washington Tuition Scholarship
One hundred full-tuition scholarships are awarded to incoming US ethnic minority freshmen directly out of high school as part of the George Washington Carver (GWC) Scholarship program. To be considered, students must rank in the upper 25 percent of their high school class or have a 3.50 grade point average AND present a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or minimum SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading plus Math). Eligible students must identify as American Indian or Alaskan Native, African American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino/a, or Multi-Racial on the application for undergraduate admission.
Students are encouraged to apply for admission before December 1st to ensure consideration. Historically all awards are distributed by January 1. Students will be notified directly if they are selected to receive the GWC scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years (for a total of four years or eight semesters), provided the student maintains a cumulative 2.50 grade point average, and each academic year completes 24 new credit hours at the university. In order to receive the scholarship, the student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Deadlines: Offer of admission by May 1 Submit FAFSA by March 1 (annually)
Who is George Washington Carver?
George Washington Carver. Slave. Student. Researcher. Scholar. Teacher. Inventor. Icon. After receiving his education at Iowa Agricultural College (Iowa State University), Dr. Carver gained an international reputation during his career at Tuskegee University. His research resulted in the creation of 325 products from peanuts, more than 100 products from sweet potatoes, and hundreds more from a dozen other plants native to the South. These products contributed to rural economic improvement by offering alternative crops to cotton that were beneficial for the farmers and for the land.
For more information visit, http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/gwc/home.html
What is the Carver Academy?
In addition to financial support received through the scholarship award, GWC scholars register and participate in The Carver Academy. The Carver Academy is structured to enhance, encourage, and support its participants' academic, social, and cultural activities throughout their college experience. To promote continuous learning, achievement, and integrity, the Carver Academy provides the following:
· University Studies Courses. The University Studies course(s) for GWC scholars are designed to help scholars adjust or adapt to student life at ISU, meet the ISU challenge of academic excellence, take advantage of opportunities that are aimed to enhance social and leadership skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.
· Academic Outreach. The Carver Academy is committed to Academic Outreach to all GWC Scholars. Whether you are having a challenging semester or a successful semester, the Carver Academy will reach out to you and provide the support you need to succeed at ISU. The Carver Academy provides two free tutoring each semester, advising, and connecting students to the support services on campus. Sign up for a tutor here http://www.dso.iastate.edu/asc/tutoring/getatutor.html
· Personal Crisis Intervention. The Carver Academy is also available when students are in crisis. Personal Crisis Intervention is provided to support students when they are going through a difficult situation in their lives.
· Involvement Opportunities There are many involvement opportunities on campus and the Carver Academy encourages students to get involved.
Professional Development Fund. Carver Scholars are able to request funding for professional development. Funds are available on a first-come first-serve basis. At the time of the request, the student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at ISU and satisfactory participation in the Carver Academy. For more information on how to request the professional development fund and a list of what funds can be used for, please contact the Multicultural Student Affairs Office.
· Career Exploration. The Carver Academy works with the Career Exploration Center to organize Career Exploration workshops to help prepare students for their Future Careers. The Carver also work with coorporation such as Cargill to provide internship opportunities for Carver Scholars.
Staff of the Carver Academy
Coordinator for Retention,
Multicultural Student Affairs
Phone: 515-294- 6338
Masters Student in the School of Education
Doctoral Student in ELPS
George Washington Carver Faculty Council
Dr. Patricia Leigh
Professor In charge of the Carver Academy
Associate Professor, School of Education
Dr. Suzanne Hendrich
Professor, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
Dr. Leslie Miller
Professor, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Mitchell Squire
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
Dr. Teresa Downing-Matibag
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology - LAS
Dr. Derrick Rollins
Professor, Department of Statistics and the Engineering Administration
Dr. Andrew Manu
Professor, Department of Agronomy
Dr. Jennifer Blackhurst
Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Information Systems