Diversity Scholars Program

The Diversity Scholars Program (previously called the Edward Jones Scholars) was founded by John and Crystal Beuerlein, with Edward Jones, to provide leadership and service opportunities and support that enhance the scholarship recipient’s college experience and future opportunities. The scholarship is awarded annually to graduating high school students who exhibit solid academic performance and extracurricular engagement. The Scholars participate in the Beuerlein Professional Development Program. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, but before the recommended deadline of January 15.

The scholarship is designed to contribute to the ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural diversity of the Drury University student body. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on merit and awards are calculated based on financial need ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 over the standard time of the degree pursued, annually renewable.

Diversity Scholar Expectations

Diversity Scholar Programming:

  • Participate in receptions and networking opportunities with Trustees, Alumni and Corporate Sponsors

  • Participate in two Diversity Scholar service projects per year. If the student is the president of another organization or the philanthropy chair of a greek organization, or a member of ENACTUS, that fulfills this requirement.

  • Meet with your Diversity Scholar faculty advisor once each semester in their freshman and sophomore year. All students have their CORE 101 professor as an advisor in their first year and move to a faculty advisor when they choose their major. The Diversity Scholar faculty advisor is an additional advisor provided to Diversity scholars to make sure they have a good transition from the freshman year to when they are affiliated with their major department.

  • Participate in the Bridges Orientation program, which is a two day program provided at no cost to incoming freshmen from underrepresented groups, and takes place the two days before the freshmen orientation weekend begins.

  • Participate in two professional and/or personal development opportunities (like Lunch ‘n Learns) per academic year provided by the Diversity Scholar program or the Office of Diversity Support Services.

Campus involvement:

  • Join and actively participate in at least one campus organization.

Academic Progress:

  • Maintain academic progress and good standing as defined by the Drury University catalogue.

  • All Diversity Scholars will complete an activity form and submit it to the Office of Diversity Support services toward the end of each academic year. The scholarship will be renewed for the following year after submitting the form and meeting with the Diversity Officer or faculty advisor.

Diversity Scholars Program Application

Application Deadline: January 15

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