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Charlotte Emery Memorial Scholarship

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Keia Carter
2 winners, $550 each
Application Deadline
Jul 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 31, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate pursuing a two or four-year degree
Black/African American
First-generation student
2.0 or higher

Charlotte Emery was a devoted fifth-grade teacher who went beyond just teaching in the classroom. 

Charlotte was the epitome of Black Girl Magic and Black Excellence, teaching her students life lessons that stuck with them for decades to follow. Charlotte deeply cared about her students and always made sure they felt loved and supported. 

This scholarship seeks to honor the legacy of Charlotte Emery by uplifting Black girls and women so they can succeed in life and flourish.

Any Black, female, first-generation high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a two or four-year degree with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, submit a 400-600 word essay OR a short video telling us about your definition of Black Girl Magic/Black excellence and how you empower others.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published April 4, 2022
Essay Topic

What is your definition of Black girl Magic/Black excellence? How do you empower others in your everyday life?

0–600 words

Winning Applications

Zamariah Maloy
Macomb Community CollegeGrosse Pointe Park, MI
Black girl magic is empowerment, being positive, black excellence is greatness aqualities and abilities. To celebrate black art, and black people. Black girl magic celebrate our beauty, power. We as black girls come in so many different shade. I empower other by self care, positive talk, acknowledge our worth, focus on our success. Uplift some one when needed, help set goals, tell them to invest in your self. Surround yourself with good people , don’t be ashamed of who you are and where you come from stand proud with your head up.
Jaisha Patrick
Spoto High SchoolRiverview, FL
My definition of Black girl Magic/ Black excellence would be the image of black women defying the odds everyday, doing the things people often said or thought that we couldn’t do. I empower others by constantly preaching to them that not even the sky is the limit, and that with God anything is possible. In my opinion, it’s the actual embodiment of the African community in its essence. When our respected and distinct cultures are depicted. When we as a community express our togetherness and support for one another, our vision for the black community's future, our prominence and influence around the world. Every day, I remind my people of how far we've come and how far we still have to go to retake our ancestral throne in this world. I believe that we should help and promote one another in business and entrepreneurship, as well as in education and leadership, since we are stronger together, and remaining divided makes us vulnerable.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2022.

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