Campus Life Leadership Fellowship (Full Tuition and Room & Board Award)
Campus Life Assistance Fellowship (Full Room & Board Award)
UWest has established the Campus Life Leadership Fellowship (CLLF) and Campus Life Assistance Fellowship (CLAF) to encourage and motivate students who are able to actively engage in supporting student learning in the residence halls, student leadership development, multicultural education and activity programming at UWest.
How to Apply:
- Completed and signed UWest Financial Aid Application form;
- A completed and signed University of the West International Student Supplemental Application for financial aid. (International students only)
- A maximum one-thousand-word essay regarding applicant’s leadership experience, community service involvement and future plan; and
- References from previous direct supervisors from work or community leaders, or academic advisors/teachers. Two references are required for Campus Life Leadership Fellowship; one reference is required for Campus Life Assistance Fellowship. Reference must be original and completed on the UWest Fellowship and Scholarship Reference Form and provided in a sealed envelop and signed by the referee.
- After the application screening, selected candidates will be interviewed by a special committee of the university. The recommendation from the interview committee is important for the final award determination even though the interviewee is not guaranteed an award. Candidates selected for interview need to make himself/herself available in person or by telephone for the interview.
- The application is due on April 1.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted on time. Applications submitted after the above-mentioned deadline will only be considered under exceptional circumstances if funds are still available.
- The award is comprised of two components: 1) waiver of tuition and/or Room&Board, and 2) an annual scholarship of $1,000.
- Waiver of Tuition and/or Room &Board
CLLF: Award will be used to cover full Double Room&Board and tuition up to 12 credit units for graduate students each semester awarded (Fall and Spring only).
CLAF: Award will be used to cover full Double Room&Board each semester awarded (Fall and Spring only).
An annual scholarship of $1,000 will be used to pay for any fees or expenses which may be required for attendance. The scholarship fund will be disbursed in two equal amounts, i.e. $500 each semester for Fall and Spring semester.
- The amount of waiver may vary depending on how many units of courses the student registers. Examples of award calculations for each Fall and Spring semester are as follows:
Room & Board
* Based on the 2014-2015 tuition and room and board rates.
- CLLF: There will be one CLLF awarded every year.
- CLAF: There will be up to three CLAF awarded every year.
- A recipient of the fellowship is required to serve for an average of 20 hours per week in a Residential Life/Student Life Leader position or an Assistant position.
- Evening and/or weekend hours may be required.
- No cash will be paid to the student in return for the service rendered.
Term of Award:
- This fellowship is an annual award that covers Fall and Spring semesters. Summer session(s) is not included. Recipients are subject to a progress review (Please see below).
- CLLF: Available to continuing degree-seeking GRADUATE students at UWest.
CLAF: Available to continuing degree-seeking students at UWest.
- ESL students or students seeking a certificate only are not qualified for this fellowship.
- After the application screening, selected candidates will be interviewed by a special committee of the university.
- To qualify for the fellowship a student must carry a full-time credit load. Full-time credit load is defined as registering for, and successfully completing, a minimum of 12 credits each semester (24 credits per academic year) for undergraduates and 9 credits each semester (18 credits per academic year) for graduate students. A student must be pre-registered at the full-time credit level before the award can be made available to him or her. Exceptions to this full-time enrollment rule may be made through an appeal process for students who are in the final semester or preparing for PhD candidacy examination or working on a dissertation.
- CLLF: Minimum required GPA 3.75
CLAF: Minimum required GPA 3.5
Students who have a GPA lower than the minimum requirements may still be considered for the fellowship acceptance if they are able to demonstrate distinguished strength in other evaluation criteria.
- Leadership - Demonstrate initiative in making constructive contributions to the development of cohesive living and learning communities at UWest and/or the wider community. This may include suggestions and organization of activities that lead to institutional or residential community improvements.
- Service – A demonstrated record of service activities that contribute to the well-being of UWest and/or the wider community. Prior experience, preferably in residential life is desired.
- Integrity - Demonstrate behavior that reflects “Honesty”, “Compassion”, “Equanimity” and “Appreciation for Differences”.
- Academic Achievement – Candidates should be in satisfactory academic standing.
- Communication – Qualified candidates should be fluent in the English language.
- After the application screening, selected candidates will be interviewed by a special committee of the university. The recommendation from the interview committee is important for the final award determination, even though the interviewee is not guaranteed an award. A candidate selected for interview needs to make himself/herself available in person or by telephone for the interview.
- During the first two weeks of each semester, recipients of the fellowship will be reviewed for eligibility based on their enrollment status, academic progress and fellowship work performance. Recipients may be disqualified for the fellowship if the eligibility and fellowship criteria are no longer met.
Other Important Terms and Conditions:
- The recipients must live in the UWest residence hall during their fellowship tenure.
- This fellowship is non-transferable and may not be delayed or postponed.
- This fellowship is to be used only for classes in the student’s field of study as determined by the Department Chairperson.
- This fellowship cannot be awarded in conjunction with the President’s Fellowship, Dean’s Fellowship, Buddha's Light Fellowship, Lotus Scholarship, IBEF Scholarship, or UWest Scholarship. Student must return the fellowship fund if other scholarship money is received.
- A fellowship recipient may become disqualified after the award is made if his or her enrollment status changes during the term of the award, in which case the student must return the fellowship fund received.
- Should an award be declined or returned, the Financial Aid Committee may apply that award to another applicant.