As a Black woman and first-generation college graduate, Ebony McKeever understood the unique plight that Black women experience in the pursuit of an education. Amidst the 2020 global pandemic and civil unrest, she was inspired to get involved.
Ebony started selling handmade crochet blankets to create the ProjectGiveBack Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to highlight young Black women, who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and a commitment to give back to the Black community.
The ProjectGiveBack Scholarship is for Black women, by Black women. Scholarship awardees will be selected by a panel of Black women ranging in age, interests, and lifestyle. Applicants who have volunteer or work experience and who maintain an active commitment to giving back to their community are strongly preferred. High school seniors or those who have earned their GED are welcome to apply.
Since the heart of this scholarship is centered around giving back, to apply, please submit a 2 minute video talking through how your goals/aspirations align with the spirit of ProjectGiveBack. Also, please write an essay talking through either how you give back with your strengths, time, or talents to the Black community, or how you plan on positively impacting the black community given the effects the covid-19 pandemic has had on Black people.