Gloria Stokes was a beloved grandmother who recently passed away.
Gloria's generosity allowed her family to achieve a higher education, and because of her giving nature, her grand daughter Jada, has created this scholarship to give back to others in her honor.
In recognition of the stress that many low-income minority students face when trying to pay for college, this scholarship seeks to do good by making college more accessible and honoring the family values Gloria instilled.
This scholarship aims to honor Gloria Stokes and her legacy by supporting low-income college students so their finances don’t hold them back from their dreams.
Any low-income, African American high school senior or undergraduate student in Alabama may apply for this scholarship, but first-generation students are preferred.
To apply, tell us about an impactful moment in your life, whether it was a good or bad experience, and how it impacted you.
Describe an impactful moment in your life. Was it a negative or positive experience? How did it impact you?
The application deadline is May 25, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 29, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 29, 2023. 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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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.