Rachel B. Noel Scholarship

This scholarship was named in memory of Dr. Rachel B. Noel, the first African American elected to the Denver Public School Board, and who leaves behind a distinguished legacy in her effort to integrate Denver’s public schools with the Noel Resolution passed in 1970.

The Rachel B. Noel scholarship will recognize two MSU Denver students, who, through their actions, have embraced Rachel B. Noel’s legacy and served as an exemplary model for fellow MSU Denver students. These exemplary actions may include, but are not limited to: active community service, diversity advocacy efforts inside and/or outside of the campus community, and academic excellence that echoes Rachel B. Noel’s emphasis on the importance of education.

A $1,000 award will be granted to each Rachel B. Noel Scholarship recipient. Recipients are asked to attend and will be recognized at the Rachel B. Noel Community Event.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide a personal statement (minimum of 500-words) that addresses each of the following points. Community Activism: In what ways are you engaged and active in the community? How do those actions promote peace, justice, and compassion for all people? How long have you been committed these causes? Advocacy: How have you served as an advocate to influence education, diversity, and equity in your community? Academic Excellence: How have you demonstrated academic excellence?