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Gregory Peoples Degree Completion Scholarship

Winter GP

Gregory A. Peoples is a student affairs professional with over 40 years of experience as a University Administrator. He graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Speech and Communication. He has a M.Ed from Kent State University in Higher Education Administration.

Peoples was hired to serve as the first Assistant Director of Admissions for Minority Recruitment at Allegheny College. He left Allegheny in June of 1977 to pursue graduate work at Kent State University.

After earning his Masters, he moved to Michigan where he pursued career opportunities at a variety of educational institutions including Eastern Michigan University, Kettering University, and Washtenaw Community College. During his career, Peoples was noted to be a leader in influencing the lives of students in the field of student development. Accomplishments include establishing the Enrollment Services Department at Washtenaw Community College, creating the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Office and Advisory Board and the Greek Affairs Office as well as establishing the University Ombudsman Office at Eastern Michigan University.

Peoples retired in June 2013 after 40 years of successful work in the higher education community.  He spent 28 of those years making a positive difference in the lives of EMU students.

Thus, The Gregory Peoples Degree Completion Scholarship, named after EMU's former Dean and retired University Ombudsman, was created to assist minoritized students who are in financial need to graduate from Eastern Michigan University. This is a scholarship that honors and acknowledges Dr. People's many years of service as well as provide EMU students in the process of completing an undergraduate degree with the much needed support to achieve their educational goals.

The recipient(s) will receive a one-time scholarship up to $500. If you have any questions, please reach out to Bre McKamie, CORE Coordinator, via email at [email protected] .


1. Have successfully completed at least 85 undergraduate credit hours;

2. Have an EMU cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher;

3. Have declared a major;

4. Be an active EMU student enrolled in at least one of the past four semesters (preference may be given to students who are returning to complete a degree);

5. Demonstrate high financial need through the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Deadline is October 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM





Collaborative Multicultural Programs

  • Black Homecoming
  • Black Unity Ball
  • Flavors of Latin America
  • Latin Night
  • Fall Fest
  • L.I.V.E Welcome Week
  • Cesar Chavez Luncheon
  • Multicultural Graduation Celebration: Link to register for graduation is on the Multicultural Graduation page

The Center of Race & Ethnicity is part of Diversity & Community Involvement