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Sewing Seeds: Lena B. Davis Memorial Scholarship

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Nekia Davis
1 winner$550
Application Deadline
Sep 21, 2024
Winners Announced
Oct 21, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or four-year undergraduate student
3.0 or higher
Underrepresented minority
Field of Study:
Psychology, social work, counseling, or other mental health-related fields

Lena B. Davis was a beloved mother and a highly skilled seamstress who created a legacy of love, creativity, and resilience. She was a highly skilled seamstress who could sew a wedding dress or suit in a day. Not only did Lena sew clothes, she sowed seeds of love, hope, and encouragement into her family, friends, and community.

Many people silently struggle with mental health issues and don’t have access to the care they need. Without help, mental crises can lead to poor academic performance, daily struggles, and even self-harm or suicide. Improving mental health services is critical for saving lives.

This scholarship aims to support students who plan to enter a mental healthcare profession and make an impact in their community.

Any underrepresented minority high school or four-year undergraduate student who has non-profit or volunteering experience and at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship if they are pursuing psychology, social work, counseling, or another mental health-related field.

To apply, tell us about yourself and how you will use your education to make a difference in the mental health field.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 28, 2024
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you envision utilizing your education to make a positive impact on mental health in the future.

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 21, 2024. Winners will be announced on Oct 21, 2024.