Barbara Jordan Scholarship Fund

College of Liberal Arts. The Barbara Jordan Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Greater Arlington/Mansfield Democratic Women. Barbara Jordan, the first woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first African-American elected to represent Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, supported public education, decent housing, civil rights, gender equality, a living wage and protection of the environment. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students who meet specific criteria:

  • Junior or Senior classification when they receive the award, students may apply while they are sophomores. Students must take a minimum of 12 hours a semester for the life of the award.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Declared major in political science, history, or sociology
  • Leadership potential
  • Demonstrated financial need according to financial aid guidelines following submission of FAFSA
  • Full time status.

Application materials shall include a recommendation letter from two faculty, a short essay describing the applicant’s goals, a statement of career/social/personal interests; a vita/resume showing academic and community service achievement; and an essay response to one of the following:

  • What do you consider to be Barbara Jordan’s most significant political and social achievement?
  • How did she effect political change in the US?
  • How has her life and accomplishments influenced you?

Additional letters of recommendation may come from employers and/or community leaders.

*A student who receives this award may reapply one time.

Award
Varies
Scopes
College of Liberal Arts
Deadline
02/15/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please enter the name and email address of a faculty member who will write a letter of recommendation for you. He/she will be contacted, but you should personally ask her/him to write the letter.
  2. Please supply the name and email address of a second faculty member who will write a letter of recommendation for you.
  3. Please write a brief essay describing your experiences both within and outside the university and explain how they have influenced your goals and aspirations.
  4. List school, work or community activities in which you have been an active participant. Include honors and scholarships that you have received.
  5. Please write a response to one of the following: What do you consider to be Barbara Jordan's most significant political and social achievement? How did she effect political change in the U.S. How has her life and accomplishments influenced you?
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