“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.” -Jinato Hu

Multicultural Leadership Award

The Rev. Ken DeGroot Multicultural Leadership Award celebrates Fr. Ken’s willingness to embrace diversity by welcoming the Hispanic community to Green Bay’s St. Willebrord Parish, where he served as pastor for 31 years. Fr. Ken, a Norbertine priest, immersed himself in the Latino culture to better serve his parishioners and strengthen his leadership in building bridges between cultures within the Green Bay community.

If you demonstrate inclusive qualities similar to Fr. Ken, you should apply for a Multicultural Leadership Award by submitting a completed application to us. We’ll look at the following characteristics as we review applications:

  • Your family’s educational background
  • Your race, ethnicity and geographic background
  • A demonstrated commitment to community service that has positively impacted diversity
  • Outstanding personal talents, leadership potential or exceptional co-curricular involvement throughout high school

NOTE: While the Multicultural Leadership Award is a merit-based scholarship that seeks to recognize you for your accomplishments, your financial need is taken into consideration in the decision-making process.

If you’re a finalist, you’ll be invited to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, to interview with members of the award selection committee, explore campus and celebrate your accomplishments. We’ll make a decision that following week and will notify award recipients by Friday, March 4, 2016.

If you’re selected to receive a Multicultural Leadership Award, you’ll need to annually assist in at least two diversity-focused campus activities or recruitment events, sponsored by the Admission Office and Multicultural Student Services.

We distribute the Multicultural Leadership Award on an annual basis in amounts ranging from $4,000 to $10,000, renewable for up to four years if you maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. These awards are competitive and recipients are selected based on the applicant pool.