Dr. Margaret Wade-Lewis Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Margaret Wade-Lewis joined New Paltz in 1974 as an associate professor of Linguistics and Literature in the Department of Black Studies, later becoming the department chair. She was a well-respected and beloved teacher, mentor and student advocate. Well known for recruiting, mentoring and supporting many students of color, she was an invaluable administrator. In 1988 she helped found the Scholars Mentorship Program, ultimately becoming the director. This program became a national model as a program to help retain students of color.

This fund will provide scholarship assistance to SUNY New Paltz undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, who are accepted participants of the Scholars Mentorship Program at SUNY New Paltz and actively engage in leadership and community service either on or off-campus.

Scholars Mentorship Program
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you enrolled in the Scholars Mentorship Program?
  2. Please provide a statement regarding your leadership skills and/or community service either on or off-campus.
  3. Applicants can request a letter of recommendation by submitting the email address of the person you wish a recommendation from. You should notify these individuals to expect an email. You are responsible for ensuring the recommendations are submitted by the application deadline. Please use their newpaltz.edu email address if they are a faculty member.
  4. Second letter of recommendation (optional)