AARJ Scholarship FAQ
The AARJ Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to two current Westmont College students of color who have shown a dedication to AARJ's mission by working to dismantle racism and white supremacy in predominantly white institutions by advocating for antiracist policies and education.
Anybody can nominate someone! This means parents, friends, professors, or silent admirers from afar. If there is someone you think deserves this nomination, nominate them! YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO NOMINATE YOURSELF. In fact, we encourage it. If you are a current student of color, please nominate yourself!
Only current Westmont students of color are eligible to win the scholarship, so the only wrong nomination is a nomination for someone who does not fit that description.
Any current student of color at Westmont College can apply for the scholarship. This includes graduating seniors and Class of 2021 seniors who graduated in December 2020. The application is sent to every student nominanted for the scholarship, so if you want to apply, nominate yourself!
The application will be a simple essay prompt that asks how students have worked to dismantle racism and white supremacy during their time at Westmont.
Yes! You can donate to our scholarship fund at this link here: https://aarj.givingfuel.com/aarj-scholarship-2021
No! This scholarship is not based on achievement. We do not need to know how smart you are, your GPA, or how you are doing in school. This scholarship hopes to be a way to give some financial relief to students of color for their emotional labor during their time at Westmont.
Here is the timeline!
March 14: Nominations Close
March 15: Applications Open
April 11: Applications Due
Week of April 19: Winners Announced
No. This scholarship money is not contingent on how it is spent. The money will be delivered to the winners via check, and once they have the money, it is theirs to do with as they please.
If you have any more questions, email us! We would love to answer them. We can be reached at email@example.com.