“I loved college. It gave me a sense of independence and freedom I have never experienced before.” —Cynthia Lennon
Established by her son Julian in September 2015, The Cynthia Lennon Scholarship for Girls was launched to honour the memory of Cynthia who passed away earlier that year. The initial scholarships helped bring support to African schoolgirls.
Since its inception, the fund has helped 35 girls across Kenya thrive by providing access to education and learning opportunities. Recipients have graduated to pursue careers in the medical field, journalism, hospitality and education. Some have already become entrepreneurs.
Now, The White Feather Foundation is happy to expand the Scholarship to include American students who display an aptitude and passion for art, in honour of Cynthia’s own educational journey and accomplishments as an artist.
To apply, please create a piece of art that represents your interpretation of the phrase "Conserve Life" and submit a link to where your piece can be viewed. This can be a drawing, painting or photograph. A winner will be selected based upon creativity, aesthetic presentation, and artistic aptitude.
All links must be publicly accessible to be viewed. Links to private instagram account posts will not be viewed.
The application deadline is Mar 17, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 1, 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 Apr 1, 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 or future 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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