Administered by the MMAC Scholarship Program
The Lee Holloway Scholarships for Minority Students has been made possible by the Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation. The scholarships will be awarded each year to two (2) juniors in a technology field and will continue through their senior year, provided they meet program criteria. Each student will receive $5,000 a year ($2,500 each semester).
The recipient will be chosen by a panel of individuals from the Business Community and Education Personnel. The decision of the panel will be final.
Students must meet the following criteria:
- Student must be an U.S. citizen (or an eligible non-citizen, as defined in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Student must reside in Milwaukee County;
- Student attends a 4-year college in the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, Kenosha or Walworth County;
- Student is a junior, as defined by the number of cumulative credits, as of the Fall 2013 semester;
- Student is of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic or Native-American ancestry;
- Student can demonstrate a commitment to a career in technology and can expound on this during a formal interview;
- Student has declared a major of natural sciences (such as chemistry, physics, geology, etc.), the biological or life sciences (such as botany, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, ecology, etc.), the interdisciplinary sciences (such as biochemistry, biophysics, biomathematics, biomechanics, etc.), mathematical and information sciences (such as computer science, infomatics, etc.), the corresponding engineering fields and applied sciences (such as aeronautics, electronics, engineering, software engineering, metallurgy, argonomy, chemical engineering, and biomedical engineering);
- Student must attach proof of their declared major (i.e., a form filled out by the student and/or an advisor declaring a major);
- Student must have a 3.00 or higher grade point average and must maintain a 3.00 or higher grade point average while receiving the scholarship;
- Student must submit a recent copy of his/her official college transcript;
- Student must graduate within four (4) years, unless prevented from doing so by extenuating circumstances;
- Student must complete a Lee Holloway Technology Scholarships for Minority Students application;
- Student has applied for federal financial aid and can attach a copy of his/her 2013-2014 Student Aid Report (SAR) to the scholarship application. If it's not available, it must be forwarded before the interviewing process begins;
- Student must attach a copy of his/her Financial Aid Offer/Award Letter from the college they attend. If it's not available, it must be forwarded before the interviewing process begins
- Student must submit a self-written, typed essay, not exceeding 300 words, on why s/he chose to go into the field of technology. The student should also attach this to the scholarship application;
- Student has a written recommendation from a professor in the technology field or an academic advisor; and
- If selected for a panel interview, the student must be available on Thursday, May 16th, for this purpose.
Completed applications should be mailed to Cassandra Flagg, c/o MMAC, 756 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202, postmarked on or before Wednesday, April 17h. Students are asked to paperclip each piece of information together in the order ranked above. (The application should appear on top.)
Students whose applications have been received will be notified by Tuesday, May 7th of their application status.
After graduation, students will be encouraged to stay in Southeastern Wisconsin, or certainly the State of Wisconsin. The Research Park will provide the names of the technology scholarship recipients to businesses located in the Park and encourage them to consider these students for summer jobs, part-time jobs or internships.
The scholarships are funded out of the Research Park's Research Development Fund. Property owners in the Park made annual contributions to the fund.
If you have questions regarding the Lee Holloway Technology Scholarships for Minority Students, or the scholarship process, contact Cassandra Flagg, MMAC scholarship program manager at 414.287.4108.