Jennifer Lynn Price Endowed Scholarship

Purpose:
The Fund is established to provide scholarships to benefit underrepresented students majoring in science.

This scholarship was established to create a legacy for Jennifer Lynn Price. Jenny was a lifelong teacher of middle level science for Denver Public Schools. She believes strongly in education and has a passion for science. Jenny was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, raised in New Mexico, and moved to Denver as an adult. Coming to higher education later in life, Jenny attended MSU Denver while working and knows the struggle to succeed. As lesbians with no children, Jenny and her partner have felt the need to create a legacy and have established this scholarship to help others receive an education and, in doing so, improve their opportunities for a lifetime of success.

Criteria
The scholarship recipient shall:
• Be meeting the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements and cannot be in default or owe any refund/repayment of federal, state or institutional aid.
• Have financial need as determined by FAFSA/CASFA and the University’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
• Be a Colorado resident.
• Be a first-generation college student.
• Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
• Be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours during the semester(s) the scholarship is received.
• Have a declared major in one of the following:
o Biochemistry Major, B.S.
o Biology Major, B.A./B.S.
o Chemistry Major for ACS Certified B.S.
o Chemistry Major, B.A./B.S.
o Environmental Science Major, B.S.
o Physics Major, B.A./B.S.
• Submit an essay answering the following prompts: (looking for confidence, strong work ethic, realizing the value of an education):
o What circumstances did not allow you to go directly to college upon graduating high school and describe the path that has led you to now pursue higher education?
o How do you relate to the experiences faced by women, historically underrepresented or marginalized groups in higher education?

DACA/ASSET students are eligible.
This award is renewable for multiple academic years. Students must complete the general scholarship application each year to remain eligible. This provision is only applicable when funds are available from endowment distributions or gifts directed to the scholarship award account.

Award
Varies
Scopes
ASSET, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, College of Letters Arts and Sciences, DACA, Environmental Science, First Generation Students, Physics
Deadline
07/19/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. What circumstances did not allow you to go directly to college upon graduating high school and describe the path that has lead you to now pursue higher education.
  2. Write an essay that describes how you relate to the experiences faced by women, historically underrepresented or marginalized groups in higher education.