Dunaway Family Celebrating Excellence Scholarships

Recipient must be enrolled in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy.

Applicants are encouraged to tailor their responses to one or more of the following individuals. Each has the same application requirements. An overview has been provided for each person listed, including links to sample books, articles, videos, and podcasts with or about that person.

  • Condoleezza Rice – First Female African-American US Secretary of State
  • Coleman Hughes – Writer, Podcast Host, and Forbes 30 Under 30
  • Ian Rowe – Champion of Education for Disadvantaged Children
  • Robert Woodson – Civil Rights Leader – Marched With MLK

Applicants must do one of the following before responding:

  • read one book by the person selected, or
  • read at least two articles written by or about the person selected, or
  • watch at least two video interviews with or about the person selected, or
  • watch or listen to at least two podcasts with or about the person selected.

Applicants will then indicate which individual(s) they have selected and submit their Word or PDF, responding to each of the listed questions and ensuring their name and FSU email address are included at the top of their submission:

Mr. Mark Dunaway and Mrs. Julie Dunaway
Academic College/Unit
College of Social Sciences and Public Policy
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which leader did you select?
  2. Essay prompts:

    • Why did you select the person(s) indicated in the first question above?
    • What did you read, listen to, or watch?
    • What aspect about the leader's background or life story stood out to you and why did it stand out to you?
    • What did the leader write in the articles or say in the videos or podcasts that stood out to you?
    • What are your thoughts on what the leader wrote or said? Do you agree or disagree and why?
    • What did you learn from what the leader wrote or said?
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