Resources and Scholarships

Faculty, staff & students at Edgewood College are critical to advancing our vision of becoming an inclusive model for learning, teaching & scholarship. This page includes information about resources, scholarships and groups that assist the College in advancing its mission and commitment to diversity.

Professional Development Opportunities

At Edgewood College, we are committed to developing inclusive leaders and ensuring that our faculty, staff and administrators have the skills needed to lead a diverse community.

Central to doing this is creating opportunities for our faculty and staff to sharpen their skills and competencies:

  • Visit our Professional Development page for online learning modules and resources
  • Monthly skill-building workshops to enhance diversity competences
  • Dedicated time during August & January Seminar for training on inclusive teaching practices and diversity competencies
  • Annual Diversity Forum
  • Faculty development and scholarship through the Center for Multicultural Education
  • Regular training on Title IX and Managing Bias
  • Training for all search committee chairs on How Bias Influences the Search Process

Scholarships to Promote an Inclusive Campus

Edgewood College offers financial assistance to underrepresented students through scholarships and awards that promote diversity within our community.

To create or support an existing scholarship, please contact:

Annual Trustees Scholarship Fund

The Annual Trustees Opportunity Scholarship Fund exists to provide financial assistance to current underrepresented students with high need and high potential, including students whose continuation at Edgewood College is in jeopardy

DREAMER Scholarship

Students currently enrolled at Edgewood College can apply for the DREAMER Educational Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a current fulltime, undocumented, undergraduate student(s) in financial need. Academic standing will also be considered in the selection process.

The DREAMER Educational Scholarship is awarded to a full-time, undocumented, undergraduate student(s) in financial need. Academic standing will be considered in the selection process. The number of student recipients and the amount awarded to each will be determined by a selection committee consisting of representation from The Sharing the Dream Committee, Financial Aid Office, and one additional member of the Edgewood College community. The scholarship is renewable.

Please note that any information shared on your scholarship application will be used strictly for the scholarship selection purposes. Education records are not sole possession records, law enforcement unit records, employment records, medical records, or post-attendance records. Protection of your information is of utmost importance to the scholarship committee.

Applicants must submit an application by April 1, 2018. Only completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.

To be considered, applicants must:

  1. Be enrolled full-time, as an undergraduate student, at Edgewood College for the 2018-2019 academic year
  2. Undocumented or DACAmented status
  3. Demonstrate financial need
  4. Good Academic Standing

A completed application includes:

  1. Complete the Scholarship Application below.
  2. Attach a Personal Impact Statement to your Scholarship Application
  3. Complete the  DACA Financial Aid Application and attach to your Scholarship Application

St. Martin de Porres Scholarship

The St. Martin de Porres Scholarship offers financial assistance to a domestic student of color with financial need and strong academic performance.

Pepsi Endowed Scholarship

The Pepsi Diversity Endowed Scholarship provides annual support to a minority student in financial need.

Fund for Edgewood College Educators

The Fund for Edgewood Educators offers financial support to future educators, increases opportunities for students underrepresented on campus, and focuses on diversifying the education profession. In addition to financial support, a benefit to the student scholar is the opportunity to work and learn from an Edgewood College faculty mentor.

Criteria: The Fund for Edgewood Educators is awarded to an undergraduate education major in financial need poised to teach in a local school serving a diverse population.

Garcia Scholarship

The Garcia Scholarship offers financial assistance to an undergraduate student pursuing an education degree with an ESL education minor.

Criteria: The Garcia Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in financial need with a sophomore or higher status seeking an ESL minor. First preference is given to a minority student with additional preference given to a native born Spanish speaker.

Myrtis Nickelberry Memorial Scholarship

The Myrtis Nickelberry Memorial Scholarship was created by Dr. Odell Nickelberry, MBA '94, to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of his mother, Myrtis Nickelberry.  This scholarship recognizes her dedication to motherhood, the sacrifices she made as a single mother, and honors her faith in and advocacy of higher education. 

Criteria: The Myrtis Nickelberry Memorial Scholarship supports a full-time undergraduate student in financial need who is from a single parent home, from outside of Wisconsin, with preference given to a minority student.

Klos Family Scholarship

The Klos Family Scholarship was established by 1968 graduate Fran Klos.  This scholarship honors Fran’s belief in the power of an Edgewood College Liberal Arts education and her commitment to providing financial assistance to students, especially those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. 

Criteria: The Klos Family Scholarship provides annual scholarship support to an undergraduate student with financial need.  First preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in History, Philosophy, English, Political Science, or Biology, with a second preference given to a student seeking a degree in Psychology, Communication Studies, or Sociology.  Additional preference will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds, with first preference given to an African-American student, and second preference given to a Latino/a student.

Community Scholars Award

The Community Scholars program is a four-year full tuition scholarship program which annually supports 12 students.  The program supports students in Dane County who are historically under-represented, particularly students of color and those first in their families to attend college. To date, scholars in the program are graduates from Madison East, DeForest, La Follette, James Madison Memorial, Middleton, Stoughton, Verona, and Madison West High Schools. 

Criteria: Community Scholars are selected based on financial need, academic potential, demonstrated leadership, and a commitment to serving the community

To learn more about the scholarship, please visit our Community Scholars page.

Undocumented, DACA & DREAMER Students

At Edgewood College, we believe in the life, dignity and equality of the human person and that every person is created with infinite value, equally worthy of care and respect. We are committed to recruiting, enrolling and supporting a diverse student population, regardless of documentation and citizenship.

With this foundation and guiding principle(s), we consider Undocumented, DREAMer & DACA students living in the United States as candidates for admissions. Students living within the state of Wisconsin qualify for in-state tuition, regardless of status, at Edgewood College.

Institutional financial aid and scholarships are available for Undocumented, DREAMer & DACA students at Edgewood College.

While attending Edgewood College, resources and support for this student population are also made available.

External Resources & Outside Scholarships

Who to Contact with Questions

Edgewood Central/Financial Aid Office: 

Kari Gribble, Director of Edgewood Central and Financial Aid 608-663-2305,

Office of Diversity & Inclusion:

Tony García, Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Special Advisor to the President's Cabinet 608-663-3274,

DREAMER Scholarship

DREAMER Scholarship: Students currently enrolled at Edgewood College can apply for the DREAMER Educational Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a current full-time, undocumented, undergraduate student(s) in financial need. Academic standing will also be considered in the selection process.

For additional information about this scholarship, please visit the DREAMER Scholarship page.

Financial Aid & Scholarships to Undocumented/DACA Students

Federal and state financial aid is not available for Undocumented and DACA students; however, Edgewood College offers academic scholarships, talent scholarships, institutional grants, and specialty awards made available to DREAMERS.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not required to be eligible for Edgewood College academic scholarships, talent, and specialty awards.

Instead, students without citizenship status are encouraged to complete the 2021-2022 DREAMer/DACA Financial Aid Application. Please complete this one-page paper application and send to

Applying to Edgewood College as an Undocumented/DACA Student

Edgewood College accepts applications from students, regardless of citizenship status. Undocumented students and DACA students are encouraged to follow the same application process that all students at Edgewood College use.

Please review our College application requirements, and complete an application, which can be found here: Apply Today at Edgewood College.

If you do not have a social security number, please leave that space blank on the admissions application. Please do not use a false Social Security Number, your DACA-issued Social Security Number, your Employment Authorization Number, or your Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), during any part of the admission application process.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Students

On September 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an official Memorandum of Rescission of DACA. This memorandum of rescission is effective immediately and orders a winding down process of the DACA program.

Due to federal court orders on Jan. 9, 2018 and Feb. 13, 2018, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA; however, USCIS is no longer accepting new requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA.

For additional information about DACA and who can file, please visit the USCIS DACA website.

History: On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama introduced an executive memo, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that offered undocumented persons, meeting specific criteria and requirements, deferred action of deportation. DACA also provided youth with the ability for work authorization. Although Deferred action does not provide lawful status, for many youth and DREAMers, this executive action provided hope and opportunity.

Multicultural Student Lounge

Multicultural Student Lounge

PRD 206
The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Lounge is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Edgewood College Experience. The Multicultural Student Lounge serves as a haven of support, solidarity and a space to share experiences among students. Historically known as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, located in 206 of the Predolin Humanities Center, this space is distinct because it recognizes the activism and accomplishments of students of color and other historically underserved students.

Queer Student Center

Queer Student Center

PRD 208
The primary mission of the Queer Student Center is to collaboratively empower and support a campus where all students who identify as LGBTQ+ can feel comfortable and have access to an authentic Edgewood College Experience. Queer Student Center serves as a haven of liberation, solidarity, and a space to share experiences among students. Located in 208 of the Predolin Humanities Center, this space is distinct because it recognizes the activism, persistence, and accomplishments of various students, faculty, and staff.

Interfaith Prayer Center

Interfaith Prayer Center

PRD 209B

At Edgewood College, we encourage students to explore and discuss the many faith traditions and spiritual practices of our diverse community. The division of Dominican Life & Mission offers interfaith programming and opportunities throughout the year for students to engage in learning and develop the skills needed to build a just and compassionate world. 

Community members of all faith backgrounds and spiritual beliefs may find the Edgewood College Interfaith Prayer Room, located in Predolin 209B, as a space for peaceful reflection, meditation, or prayer. 

For additional information, please contact the Division of Dominican Life & Mission.

Military & Veteran Services

Military & Veteran Services

DeRicci Hall, Room 122
At Edgewood College, we appreciate the sacrifice that military service demands, no matter where your career took you. We are pleased to welcome all veterans to our campus and outreach locations, regardless of your interest in academics. A smooth transition into college life will aid in the long-term success of our veteran students. We are here to help whether you are a first-time student, someone returning to finish their degree, or someone looking to continue their education in one of our graduate or doctoral programs.
Please stop by the Office of Military & Veteran Services located in DeRicci Hall, Room 122, to learn more.

Employee Resource Groups

The ALANA Support Network (ASN)

The ALANA Support Network (ASN) is a network of faculty and staff of color that advocate for enhanced diversity and inclusion at Edgewood College.

The network was established in 2011 by a small group of ALANA employees to better support one another through fellowship and learned experience, and has since grown to include close to 50 members. The ASN meets regularly throughout the academic year for both social and business meetings. The Network also sponsors an ALANA Peer Mentoring Program which matches junior faculty and staff with faculty and staff of color that have been at Edgewood College for over two years.

To contact members of the ASN, please email

Young Professionals of Edgewood College

Created in the fall of 2018 by a small group of motivated staff members, the Young Professionals of Edgewood College is an employee resource group available to younger professionals joining the Edgewood College community.

To learn more about the group, please visit their Facebook Page!