Debra Victoria Thomas-Banks was a strong advocate of the importance of education and the opportunities it presented.
Debra Victoria was a single mother and often worked eighty hours a week to fund her daughter’s education. Debra sadly passed away due to ovarian cancer in 2021 but her daughter has kept her legacy alive by supporting students from single-parent homes.
This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Debra Victoria by supporting underrepresented students from single-parent households so they can complete their education.
Any undergraduate Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) student from a single-parent household with a 3.0 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us how living in a single-parent household has impacted your career goals and how you plan to pursue your goals after college.
Discuss how living in a single-parent household has shaped your career goals and how you plan to pursue those goals during and after your time at college.
The application deadline is Jul 21, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 21, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 21, 2022. 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.