Harley-Davidson Minority Scholarship
The mission of the Harley-Davidson Foundation is to support the communities in which they operate. The Foundation reaches out to build healthy, thriving communities by supporting education initiatives, and targets the areas of greatest need among under-served populations to enhance the quality of life in our communities.
The Harley-Davidson Foundation is offering a $20,000 scholarship ($2,500 will be awarded each semester for up to eight semesters, provided that the student meet the expectations of the program) to a minority student currently attending Milwaukee Public High School. The $7,000 in housing support will be distributed $1,750 per semester during freshman and sophomore year to a student residing in university housing.
The award is based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. For additional program details regarding this award review the applicable Award Information Guide, available from the Office of Student Financial Aid at marquette.edu/financialaid.
- $20,000; $7,000 housing support
- Feb. 15
- Milwaukee Public High School Senior.
- Minority student preferred (American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian, Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino or African American).
- Preference for students admitted to College of Engineering, College of Communication, or College of Business, with special consideration given to students interested in the majors of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, supply chain management, finance, business, human resources, communications, or marketing.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 grade-point average at time of application and an ACT composite of 20 or higher.
- Demonstrated leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities.
- Preference is given to those students interested in participating in a paid summer internship at Harley-Davidson. Internship would begin immediately after high school graduation and continuing for three additional consecutive summers for recipients who remain eligible for scholarship renewal.
- Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
NOTE: Harley-Davidson employees’ children are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program since they can participate in a different program.
ADDITIONAL RENEWAL CRITERIA
In addition to maintaining good academic standing, students receiving this scholarship must also meet the following renewal criteria.
- GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale), determined at the end of each academic year. Students who fall below this GPA mid-year will be placed on probation, and are expected to take advantage of campus resources and opportunities to improve academic performance.
- Appropriate progress toward attaining an undergraduate degree in one of the academic fields listed above.
- Satisfactory participation in mentoring programs offered through Marquette and through Harley-Davidson. Recipients will be required to communicate regularly with Marquette academic advisors and Harley-Davidson mentors regarding course selection, academic progress, or other issues related to program completion.