Campus Life Leadership Fellowship (Full Tuition and Room & Board Award)
Campus Life Assistance Fellowship (Full Room & Board Award)
University of the West 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 University of the West.
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.
Summary of CLLF and CLAF Awards:
||Up to 12 units per semester for Fall and Spring semester
|Room & Board
||Double Room & Board
||Double Room & Board
||$500 per semester for Fall and Spring semester
||$500 per semester for Fall and Spring semester
|Number of Awards Available
||One award per year
||Up to three awards per year
||* Full-time graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.75
||* Full-time undergraduate and graduate students with minimum GPA of 3.5
|* Summer enrollment is not required.
- Room and Board Waiver
Both awards will be used to cover full Double Room & Board and for each term awarded, including Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter break.
- Additional Scholarship
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.
- Tuition Waiver
The CLLF award will be used to cover full tuition up to 12 credit units for graduate students each Fall and Spring semester awarded.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.
- A recipient of the fellowship is required to serve for an average of 20 hours per week in an assigned Residential Life Leader position or an Assistant position appropriately deemed by the Residential Life Office.
- 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. Room and Board for summer session and winter break may be covered if the recipient elects to stay in the Residence Hall and serve in a Residential Life Leader/Assistant position. 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 undergraduate and graduate 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 in the Fall and Spring semesters. Full-time credit load is defined as registering for, and successfully completing, a minimum of 12 units each semester (24 units per academic year) for undergraduates and 9 units each semester (18 units 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 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 demonstrate strong spoken English and interpersonal communication skills.
- 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 required by the student’s program of study or applicable to graduation from their program of study.
- 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. A 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 qualified and vetted applicant.