Scholarship Criteria and Applications

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    NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

    • African American graduating high school senior 
    • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale by February 1st in the year of graduation
    • United States Citizen
    • Complete the scholarship application form online
    • Submit a typed essay of no less than 300 words on the topic: “Explain the Benefits You Have Gained through the Contributions of Two (2) Trailblazers of African Descent (past and/or contemporary) and How It Has Benefited You as a Person.”

  • Filing Period: January 1st through March 1st   Application 
  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship Requirements:

    • African American Female
    • College Sophomore or Junior enrolled in an accredited college or university
    • Majors in journalism, economics or related field (public policy, creative writing, etc.)
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
    • United States citizen
    • Complete the scholarship application online
    • Submit a 1000 word essay on the topic: Your Career Plans and their Relevance to the Dr. Julianne Malveaux Program Theme: “Black Women’s Hands Can Rock the World”

    Filing Period: January1st through March 1st   Application

     

    The Dr. Blanca Moore-Velez Woman of Substance Scholarship Requirements:

    • African American Female – age 35+
    • Undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college or university
    • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale by February 1st
    • United States Citizen
    • Complete the scholarship application online
    • Submit a 500 word essay – Topic: “Challenges to the Mature Student and How I Overcame Them”
    • Filing Period: January 1st through March 1st  Application

       

      The Houston Sun Scholarship Requirements:

      • African American Female or Male
      • College Sophomore or Junior enrolled in an accredited college or university
      • Journalism major (print media)
      • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
      • United States Citizen
      • Complete the scholarship application online
      • Submit a 750 word essay – Topic: “Credo of the Black Press”
      • Recipient must be a resident of the South Central District (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, or New Mexico)
      • Filing Period: January 1st through March 1st   Application

       

        

      The Ethel Lee Hoover Ellis Scholarship

      • African American Female
      • College Sophomore or Junior enrolled in an accredited college or university
      • Business major
      • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
      • United States Citizen
      • Complete the scholarship application online
      • Submit a 750 word essay – Topic: “Business and Community United”
      • Recipient must be a resident of the Southeast District (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or West Virginia)
      • Filing Period: January 1st through March 1st    Application