The Muse Scholarship was established in 2009 by the Lyn and John Muse family, longtime DCCCD Foundation supporters. The Muse Scholarship supports outstanding students who show strong potential to succeed and demonstrate a personal commitment to the community by volunteering at least 20 hours of community service annually or working part-time. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate community leadership, a strong sense of purpose, a deep work ethic, and clear educational goals. Recipients of the Muse Scholarship will receive funds for tuition and books for six consecutive semesters.
- Must be a DCCCD student attending either Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College or Richland College during the period of the award
- Must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or B average
- Must have completed no more than 30 hours prior to the period of the award
- Must exemplify outstanding leadership demonstrated by involvement in academic, church and /or community-based activities
- Must submit an unofficial high school diploma or college transcript
- Must be involved in community service work and /or work part-time
- Must provide a name and email address of supervisor for a letter of verification from the organization where student volunteers or works part-time
- Must answer the following supplemental questions as follows:
What personal characteristics and leadership experiences qualify you for the Muse Scholarship?
What are your career goals?
Submit your resume (using the following format below; include all required section categories and dates (i.e. career/goals summary, awards/honors, work/volunteer experience, campus projects etc). If a specific category does not apply, please indicate N/A (not applicable)
- Applicant may be asked to participate in a face-to-face interview with the selection committee
- Recipient must attend planned Muse Scholars events. Please see events below.
- Recipient must volunteer at least 20 hours of community service or work part-time for each semester
- Recipient must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
- Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better at the end of each semester
- Recipient must maintain the above requirements to receive the scholarship next semester. Failure to do so could result in a reduction or loss of scholarship benefits.
Fall Orientation: The Orientation session affords the Muse Scholars an opportunity to network with one another and become better acquainted with their mentors, Lyn and John Muse.
Student Leadership Conference: The DCCCD colleges coordinate this event yearly. The Student Leadership Summit is a one-day leadership experience that will provide students the opportunities to enhance their leadership skills and become participating agents for positive change on their campus. Students who attend will be able to network with other student leaders and participate in activities that will help build their confidence and enrich their resume.
Students will learn how to accept responsibility for their role in the organization’s vision, approach each assignment expecting excellence and success, and add value to their organization and leadership experience.
Etiquette Dinner: A four-course meal is a backdrop for the etiquette training. A facilitator, who specializes in etiquette, shares pointers and step-by-step instructions regarding all aspects of “proper manners” from menu selection to making a good impression in the workplace.