Black students face a unique set of struggles when pursuing higher education.
Only 45.9% of Black students attending four-year public institutions complete their degrees within six years, the lowest rate when compared to students of other races.
This scholarship seeks to support Black undergraduate seniors who are attending college in Texas so they can finish out their degrees and graduate.
Any Black student who is a senior at a four-year college or university in Texas with a 2.5 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, answer the three questions below about the advice you would give to yourself as a freshman, how diversity has impacted your college experience, and why your graduation is so important.
With your current knowledge as a college senior, what advice would you give to yourself as an incoming freshman? How has diversity affected your college experience? Why is it important that you graduate college?
The application deadline is Nov 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Dec 15, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Dec 15, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.