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Mechanicsburg, PA

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Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S. With a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs we offer 150+ undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 27 graduate degree and certificate programs.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
Part of Messiah College’s mission is to equip students to live lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society. One cannot look at this part of Messiah’s mission without addressing the need for racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation in our communities, our country, and our world. It is in this spirit that Messiah College introduces the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship and the Rachel Helen Flowers Multicultural Scholarship. These scholarships are open to all domestic students of color, as well as any student who confirms involvement in the promotion of racial and ethnic diversity and reconciliation as noted on their Messiah College application for admission. Interested students must complete the Messiah College application process prior to February 17. Students will be invited to visit Messiah’s campus for a Multicultural Scholarship Day in February. Attendance at one of these events is required for consideration. Messiah College will award several full-tuition scholarships and partial tuition scholarships to incoming students who are also selected by a committee from students who visit for a Multicultural Scholarship Day. The scholarships are awarded once a year and begin in the fall semester. They are renewable for up to three additional years (four years total) at Messiah College. Students who receive either a Martin Scholarship or an R. H. Flowers Scholarship must maintain satisfactory academic progress and involvement in the Martin Scholars Program or the R. H. Flowers Scholars Program. If you have any questions about the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship or the Rachel Helen Flowers Multicultural Scholarship, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 233-4220 or by email at
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
1. Multicultural Student Programs The purpose of Multicultural Student Programs at Messiah College is to meet the unique needs of domestic underrepresented students by providing holistic support through mentoring, diversity education and exploration, as well as safe and transformative learning environments for all members of the college community. Director of Multicultural Student Programs Cherisse Daniels 2. Student Financial Services KEYAUNA MOORE Student Financial Services Counselor-Multicultural Student Programs image717-796-1800 x7135 3. Engle Center for Counseling and Health Services The staff of the Engle Center know that taking good care of your physical health and your emotional wellbeing is a vital component of helping you to make the most of your time at college and our medical and counseling professionals are available to provide the support you need! We are committed to offering a safe, welcoming environment for all students regardless of their racial or ethnic identity, culture, nationality, socioeconomic status, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and/or physical ability. We highly value diversity and aspire to create a respectful, safe space for all students. 4. Office of Student Success (An Office within the Division of Student Success and Engagement) We get it. College can be hard. We also recognize that life has unexpected challenges and circumstances that can directly impact you and your overall educational expereince. But, you’re not alone. Messiah University is committed to helping you succeed. The Office of Student Success was established to help students receive resourceful and intentional support. Through communication and partnership with campus offices and departments, the mission of the Office of Student Success is to empower students with the resources and care they need in order to be successful. Do you need support? Are struggling with a barrier to your success? Schedule an appointment with a professional in the Office of Student Success. For additional assistance or questions related to student success, please contact Jocelyn Clippinger, Director of Student Success, at