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M.H.M.A Black Excellence Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Feb 19, 2023
Winners Announced
Mar 19, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Black/African American
School Type:
Sports or extracurricular experience
Education Level:

Despite increasing diversity in higher education and the workforce, many fields are still dominated by white workers. 

The lucrative and ever-growing STEM field is one such example where Black workers are underrepresented, making up only 9% of employees in this field of the workforce. In order to create proportional representation throughout all sectors of the workforce, it’s critical to provide equal access to education. 

This scholarship aims to support African American male students who are dedicated to making positive change in the world.

Any African American male undergraduate attending an HBCU who is involved in extracurriculars may apply for this scholarship. Extracurricular including but not limited to chess, debate team, music, sports, robotics etc.  

To apply, tell us how you’ve made a difference in your community and how you will continue doing so in the future.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published September 19, 2022
Essay Topic

How have you made a difference in your community and what do you plan on doing in the future to continue this?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Bradley Adams
Howard UniversityDiamond Bar, CA
I've done it all; Played varsity football, ran track, competed with my peers in the speech & debate club, just to mention a few and I have also several hours of community service. Above it all, I’m a leader. I was born to make a difference in my community and beyond. In my community, there aren't many people that look like me. In high school, I wanted to make an impact with my peers. Not just African Americans, but everyone. I chartered a Black Student Union at my high school. Being the President, I received support from m my peers and administrators. I led this organization with much determination. The mayor took notice, asked me to lead, and demonstrate to his city, a series titled, "The Black Experience". I, along with others at my school and in the community, shared via social media outlets a tidbit of Black History during the month of February. It was successful and I received a proclamation from the city for my part. Because of my contribution I was recommended to join the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board where I made positive changes. I’m continuing to bring awareness on the campus at Howard University, as a Mechanical Engineering major. I am the immediate past Far West Regional Teen President of Jack and Jill of America. A national organization that natures future African American children, leading with philanthropic giving, volunteerism, and civic duty. Being on the regional and national teen boards, showed me that I could positively reach all the teens in the far west region and nationally. During the 2021-2022 FWR Teen Leadership Conferences, I demonstrated to the far west teens that as a powerful group of we, could make a difference in our community and beyond. I attended the National Jack and Jill On The Hill Legislative Summit in Washington DC where I met legislators and congressional staffers from California and share the importance of unity and voting rights. I even got the chance to meet and talk with Attorney, Ben Crump. Because of this national event, I was recognized for my leadership in Jack in Jill by receiving proclamations by the State of California Senate, State Senator, and by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors. My inspiration, my impact on the future and my legacy is determined on what I contribute to making a difference in my community. I'm looking forward to the day where I can create a scholarship in my name to give back to those future leaders. "Each One Teach One" is a motto that I live by. I can do it all and know that it's never too early to start thinking, planning and giving back.
Lawndale HighGardena, CA
As a youth ambassador over the course of 10 years I have committed to over 600 hours of community service toward the special needs community which I continuously serve. Through volunteerism I have learned that in our black and brown community individuals with disabilities go underserved, overlooked, and not heard. I have made a difference in my community by speaking on how families are impacted when a child or sibling is diagnosed with a disability. I have made a difference in speaking on the importance of promoting health, awareness, and securing resources for our families. What I plan on doing in the future to continue this is further my education and create a non-profit organization that help serves individuals and families with disabilities.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 19, 2023. Winners will be announced on Mar 19, 2023.

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