WHAT IS THE MAKE A DIFFERENCE INITIATIVE?
Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative. In exchange for scholarship funds, students will be challenged to plan and implement sustainable community projects designed to make a difference in the lives of others.
HOW MUCH WILL BE AWARDED?
$3,500 scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will receive up to $2,500 for student projects.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- School of Behavioral Sciences students with declared major(s) in Exercise Science, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or Outdoor Education.
- Sophomore or above
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
- Complete the application (see link above). We strongly recommend that you meet with a faculty member in your major well ahead of the March 1 early deadline to review your application. See faculty office doors for scheduled office hours.
-Example of a successful application.
- Revise and email the application by March 1 to your faculty advisor, who will forward it to the MADI committee chair.
- Winners will be announced in late March or early April.
- A reception for successful applicants will be held in April.
To contribute to the Make a Difference Initiative, contact Black Hills State University Advancement at 605.642.6385.
NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Contact any of these MADI Committee Members well ahead of the deadline for information and application assistance!