Catherine Gipson was a San Francisco native who was a strong believer and advocate for education, fashion, and culture.
Unfortunately, the world of higher education has left many people behind, especially students of color. In nearly all states, Black students are underrepresented in higher education institutions. In order to close the wealth gap and boost diverse representation in lucrative career fields, Black students must get the resources they need.
This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Catherine Gipson by supporting Black students who are pursuing their college education at HBCUs.
Any Black or African American undergraduate student who is attending an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us what inspired you to attend an HBCU, what social justice means to you, and how you have given back to your community.
Who or what inspired you to pursue your degree at an HBCU? What does social justice mean to you, and how have you given back to your community?
The application deadline is Sep 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Oct 15, 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 Oct 15, 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.