Melinda Edwards-Jackson was a smart, beautiful, and thoughtful soul.
After graduating from Katy High School and becoming a single mother at 18, Melinda went on to earn her Bachelors of Science Nursing degree from Prairie View A&M University after only three years. She worked in the nursing profession for 30 years until her transition from life.
Above all else, Melinda was a loving mother, wife, sister, caregiver, loyal friend, and all-around kind person. She treated everyone equally and had a warm and gentle spirit. Melinda’s smile was one you couldn’t forget and to know her created a friendship that lasted decades.
To remember and honor the memory of Melinda Edwards-Jackson, the Black Nurse Magic Scholarship will support African American high school seniors and college students who plan to or is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing at Prairie View A&M University or any HBCU.
To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
To apply, please write about a time when, through tremendous hardship, you achieved something great in your life. Please go into detail about the strategies, skills, and techniques you employed to overcome the obstacles between you and your goal.
The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 award, and the runner-up will receive a $500 award.
Please write about a time when, through tremendous hardship, you achieved something great in your life. Please go into detail about the strategies, skills, and techniques you employed to overcome the obstacles between you and your goal.
The application deadline is May 29, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 5, 2021.
The scholarship award is $750 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 5, 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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