DIWC Scholarship FAQs

Below are answers to questions that we frequently receive from potential applicants. If you have additional questions about the application process, please contact us.

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 2020 study abroad program.

Study abroad program must start in June, July or August to be considered

All applications must have a personal statement, proof of study abroad program acceptance letter, official transcript (unofficial transcripts will disqualify you) and a letter of recommendation.

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.

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.

The application dates and deadlines for the 2020 program year are as follows:

Application Period: March 1, 2020 to May 1, 2020
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020
Notification of Awards: June 15, 2020
Distribution of Awards: June 20, 2020

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.

The DIWC Scholarship Committee reviews all of the applications, which are scored based on GPA, personal statement and letter of recommendation.

Each DIWC recipient will receive $500. The $500 can be used for tuition, book, supplies and personal expenses for your study abroad trip.

DIWC recipients will be notified via their contact information before June 15, 2020

Winners will receive their award payments electronically via Cash App, Zelle, Western Union or Money Gram.

No, the scholarship is not renewable.

Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply for the scholarship. Previous recipients of DIWC scholarships are not eligible to reapply.

Please send questions to diverseinternationalwomenofcolor@yahoo.com

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.

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