Diversity Scholars Program

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Diversity Scholars Scholarship

Drury University is committed to inclusion and racial justice.  This scholarship is designed to increase educational opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities, with supportive enrichment programming to ensure students are successfully integrated into campus life.  Through guided campus involvement, service, and leadership, these students contribute to a dynamic and diverse student body.

The scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who exhibit solid academic performance and extracurricular engagement. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1.

The scholarship is designed to contribute to the ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural diversity of the Drury University student body.

Diversity Scholars Scholarship Application

Application Deadline is March 1, 2022 

If you have questions, please contact your admission counselor at (800) 922-2274 or (417) 873-7205. Don’t know your admission counselor? Find them here!


Diversity Scholar Programming

  • Participate in one Diversity Scholar service projects per calendar year.
  • Meet with your Diversity Scholar advisor each semester that the scholarship is awarded. The Diversity Scholar advisor is an additional advisor provided to Diversity scholars to make sure they have a good transition from one semester to the next during the collegiate experience at Drury University.
  • Participate in the Bridges Orientation program.
  • Participate in one professional and/or personal development opportunities per calendar year.

Campus involvement

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

Academic Progress

  • Maintain academic progress and a 2.5 GPA.
  • All Diversity Scholars will complete an activity form and submit it to their Diversity Scholar advisor at 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 advisor.