Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barceló Scholarship

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The Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship assists University of Minnesota students with financial need in completing their education at the University. Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló served as the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and as the President of Northern New Mexico College. Once the only Chicana student at the University of Iowa, Rusty has since become one of the nation’s most highly respected authorities on equity and diversity in higher education.

Application Guidelines

Applicants should keep in mind the following selection criteria:

  • Strong, well-written personal statement
  • Two strong reference letters
  • Financial need (demonstrated via the FAFSA)
  • Evidence of academic promise via past grades and/or reference letters
  • We also consider the following secondary factors in our holistic application review:
    • First generation in family to attend college
    • Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement
    • Embodies the spirit of Nancy “Rusty” Barceló's work and legacy
    • Strong commitment to community service and leadership
    • Significant responsibility in a family, community, job, or activity
    • Other personal or extenuating circumstances