What is the Make a Difference Initiative?
Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, recently pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative. In exchange for scholarship funds, students will be challenged to plan and implement sustainable community projects designed to make a difference in the lives of others.
How Much Will Be Awarded?
Two $3,500 scholarships will be awarded in 2018. In addition to the scholarship, each recipient will receive up to $2,500 for student projects.
Who Can Apply?
- School of Behavioral Sciences students with declared major(s) in Exercise Science, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, or Outdoor Education.
- Sophomore or above
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
What is the Application Process?
An application and project proposal is due by March 14, 2018. Send the application and proposal electronically as a word document attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Announcement of selected recipient/s will be March 21 (Update 3/22: the committee had to postpone their meeting; hopefully we will have results by early next week). A reception for successful applicants will be held April 16th, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the Joy Center.
To contribute to the Make a Difference Initiative, contact Black Hills State University Advancement at 605-642-6385