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Berenice Villarreal Commitment to Diversity Scholarship

The Anderson University student body, along with its faculty and staff, is made up of people who represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to undergraduate students who have financial need and to support Anderson University’s goal of promoting a diverse student body, which is key to its educational mission to build an extraordinary, diverse student population, representative of God’s Kingdom all around the world. Each applicant’s qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.


This is a scholarship of $2,500 per year, renewable over four years.


This scholarship is available to traditional undergraduate, first-year, and transfer students. Filing a FAFSA is not a requirement.

  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Students must agree to speak and inspire future students at a Villarreal Commitment to Diversity Scholarship Dinner.
  • Particular consideration may be given to students who self-identify as:
    • having lived for a period of time in Central or Latin America;
    • having a demonstrated knowledge of Central or Latin American culture; or
    • coming from a home where Spanish is spoken in the home, when coupled with need.

Next Steps:

  1. If you haven't applied yet, please complete your application for admission online or through the common app!
  2. If you have applied already, your next step is to complete your scholarship profile. This will ask you several questions about yourself to pair you with the institutional scholarships that you are eligible for, like this one listed above. Your scholarship profile will also help you meet specific scholarship deadlines.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.