Each year, we award scholarships to students who have achieved academically or who wish to explore leadership opportunities at Atkins. Several of our scholarships are provided by the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, the academic unit in which Atkins LLC is housed. Contact us to learn about application deadlines and procedures.
Scholarships + Awards
Nancy and Richard Lorenz Scholarship for Returning Atkins Residents
This scholarship is intended for residents who wish to remain in the Atkins community to help mentor the next cohort of Atkinites.
GPA Merit Scholarship
The resident on the floor with the highest GPA will receive financial aid for their academic achievement.
AAADS Joe Russell Leadership Award
This award is given by the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) to students who are participants in AAADS’ major, minor, interdepartmental, or Atkins programs who have shown great leadership skills within the current academic year. Students are nominated for this award by AAADS faculty.
A113 Atkins Foundational Course Highest Performance Award for Fall/Spring
This award recognizes outstanding performance in the A113 Foundational Course for Atkins LLC.
Celebrating academic achievement
Your accomplishments are celebrated throughout the semester. Our entire Atkins family cheers when Atkinites announce they have done well on exams and papers. Students who have made the Dean’s List have their names placed on our Wall of Honors, and we also encourage academic achievement by awarding medals to students with GPAs of 3.0 and higher.
Our annual Academic Showcase is an opportunity for each Atkins student to reveal their intellectual and creative genius. By participating in the Showcase, Atkinites can win prizes for essays, poetry, compositions, and other diverse inventions.
College of Arts & Sciences funding
The College has more than 350 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. College scholarships are available to students who have been admitted to or declared a major in the College, including several for incoming freshmen.