DIWC SCHOLARSHIP FAQs
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
All applicants must:
Be a women of color but not limited to Black or African-American, Native American, Hispanic/
Latina and Asian.
Must be a student and attend college or university in the United States.
Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher.
Accepted to a summer 2021 study abroad program (virtual program/international internship is included).
Study abroad program must start in June, July or August to be considered.
WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE DIWC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR SUMMER
You can access the application here:
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?
All applications must have a personal statement, proof of study abroad program acceptance
letter, unofficial transcript (we must receive your official transcript if you are a recipient) and a
letter of recommendation.
WHO CAN WRITE A RECOMMENDATION LETTER FOR ME?
The recommendation must be written by a teacher, counselor, spiritual leader, employer or other
individual, as long as he or she is not related to you. The person writing your recommendation
must be able to describe how they know you and support the information you have provided in
your scholarship application.
I LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. CAN I APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP?
At this time, this scholarship is only available to students enrolled at U.S. institutions. In addition, all applicants must reside in the U.S.
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES?
The application dates and deadlines for the 2021 program year are as follows:
Application Period: March 1, 2021 to May 1, 2021
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Notification of Awards: June 14, 2021
Distribution of Awards: June 21, 2021
All completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on the deadline date. Applicants are responsible for verifying that all materials have been submitted.
HOW ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS DETERMINED?
The DIWC Scholarship Committee reviews all of the applications, which are scored based on GPA, personal statement and letter of recommendation.
HOW MUCH ARE THE SCHOLARSHIPS?
Each DIWC recipient will receive $500 (in-person) and $250 (virtual). The money can be used for tuition, book, supplies and personal expenses for your study abroad trip.
HOW WILL WINNERS BE NOTIFIED?
DIWC recipients will be notified via their contact information before June 15, 2021.
HOW DO WINNERS RECEIVE THEIR AWARD PAYMENTS?
Winners will receive their award payments electronically via Cash App, Zelle, Western Union or Money Gram.
IS THE SCHOLARSHIP RENEWABLE?
No, the scholarship is not renewable.
CAN PREVIOUS APPLICANTS AND RECIPIENTS APPLY?
Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply for the scholarship. Previous recipients of DIWC scholarships are not eligible to reapply.
WHO CAN I CONTACT REGARDING GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIWC SCHOLARSHIP?
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you experience any issues with your submission, please send us an email explaining the issue. Do not submit your application by email. All scholarship applications must be submitted online. We are not able to accept applications via email at this time.
On March 1st, Students may click here to apply to be a DIWC Summer 2021 recipient!