3. Cobell Scholarship - Undergraduate

The Cobell Undergraduate Opportunity for students who have not yet earned a four year bachelor’s degree.

Supplemental Questions
  1. READ CAREFULLY: Written reflections are requested to get to know more about applicants through their own words. There are no correct answers, but do be mindful to answer the question(s) thoughtfully. This section will allow reviewers to assess growth as a student or professional as well as writing skills and ability to articulate thoughts. Respond as in depth as necessary and remember to save this application and return to complete any unfinished questions before the posted deadline (see helpful tips for additional information). This is the applicant's work and not that of parents, family or others; any indications of work other than the applicant's will be grounds for disqualification. Helpful tips: the oasis system may time out, please remember to save periodically or write responses in a word documents, then copy and paste final thoughts to the appropriate section. A response to all prompts is required and, unless noted otherwise, should be no more than 250 words and should reflect the applicant's own experience(s).
    • Describe your professional/career goals and aspirations. What issues, needs, or problems do you hope to address with this degree? Discuss how your chosen academic program and overall educational plans can assist you in achieving these goals while addressing the stated issues.
  2. REFLECTIONS ON ELOUISE COBELL: After reviewing the document in the help text, in 500 words or less, discuss how the life’s work of Elouise Cobell and/or the Cobell v. Salazar settlement have or will influence your academic pursuits, leadership choices and engagement in community.
  3. EDUCATION PATHWAYS: Briefly discuss the higher education choices that you have made.
    • a. Please select the major in which you will be enrolled for the period that you are requesting funding.
    • b. Please enter the Cumulative GPA as listed on your most recent transcript.
    • c. How many credits does your institution and degree area require for graduation?
    • d. How many total credits toward graduation have you earned as of today’s date?
    • e. Approximately what date do you expect to receive your degree (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • f. If you are currently enrolled an institution but plan to transfer to another institution, please indicate the institution to which you plan to transfer. If you do not plan to transfer, select "I do not intend to transfer or change schools at this time"
    • g. Please provide a list of all schools you have attended, beginning with high school(s), up to your current institution and including any for summer or special courses.
    • h. Please provide a brief explanation of how you decided upon your current area of study.
    • i. Please describe factors that have contributed to your academic success in your current area of study.
    • j. List any awards, honors, or scholarship you have received in the past four years.
    • k. Discuss your academic strengths and the subject area(s) in which you excel? Discuss how you have overcome any educational barriers/difficulties toward your current academic success?
    • l. Provide a brief description of your long-term educational goals including how you plan to achieve those goals.
  4. LEADERSHIP: While responding to the following prompts, consider what you have learned about Elouise Cobell and the Cobell v. Salazar settlement. Consider how Elouise’s story can be influential in your decision making process.
    • 1. In your own words, provide a brief definition of leaderships.
    • 2. In your own words, describe the important values a leader demonstrates?
    • 3. Describe a leadership experience in which you made a difference on campus or in your community?
    • 4. Describe your own current or past leadership experiences, including any lessons learned about leadership.
    • 5. Who, past or present, has taught you the most, been a role model, or inspired you to become a leader? How and why have they done so?
    • 6. List internships, assistantships, and jobs (including summer employment) in which you have engaged in the past four years. How long did you hold each position in weeks, months or years?
    • 7. Do lessons learned along the path to leadership align with your own leadership values and definition of a good leader? Please explain why or why not.
  5. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Engagement in community, no matter how community is defined, is crucial for any successful career. Community can be as small as family/home and as large as the global community.
    • 1. How do you define community for the purposes of your academic and career choices?
    • 2. In what ways have you contributed to your own community? Which of these has been the most significant contribution? What has been the impact of this contribution on the community?
    • 3. Discuss any extracurricular activities or volunteer experiences in which you have engaged to advance your career and educational goals.
    • 4. List up to four (4) public service and community activities. Do not repeat items listed elsewhere.
    • 5. Either positively or negatively, describe how these experiences influenced your educational choices and career aspirations?
    • 6. List any programs and activities in which you have participated on campus or in your community while in school (such as clubs, publications, debate, dramatics, music, art, student government…). Please identify each as HS (high school) or CLG (college).
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