Umoja Diop Scholars
The Umoja ("oo-Mo-jah") Diop Scholars program is a community of learners designed to support and increase academic success. This program addresses students’ needs through academic support services and curriculum focused on African American and multicultural literature, history, and experiences.
Umoja Diop Scholars is open to all students and is designed to increase the retention and success rate, as well as, the graduation and transfer rates of African ancestry students. The curriculum focuses on improving reading, writing, self-discipline, and critical thinking skills.
There are many benefits of being an Umoja Diop scholar, including:
- A strong support system and personal attention
- Academic and cultural field trips
- Student support network
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), California State University (CSU), and University of California (UC) college tours
- Academic excellence celebrations
- Village space
- Becoming active and responsible learners
- Learning and studying with other highly motivated college students
- Working closely with program faculty
- Strengthening written, oral, and critical thinking skills
- Participating in academic enrichment and co-curricular activities
- Learning about African, African American, and multicultural heritage
Umoja Diop Counseling
Video or phone meetings with counselors may be arranged with an online appointment. Please complete the Give Consent form below then click the orange button to be taken to the online scheduler to make an appointment.
Give Consent and Make an Appointment With the Online Scheduler
Umoja Diop Scholarships
Umoja Diop can provide assistance with outside scholarships for students of African ancestry.
Scholarships for African American Students (Best Colleges website)
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students (Best Colleges website)
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