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Sheniqua Bisor Woman of Excellence Scholarship

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1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Apr 30, 2024
Winners Announced
May 30, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
2.5 or higher
Education Level:
Black and/or African American
Volunteer experience or community service

The Sheniqua Bisor Woman of Excellence Scholarship aims to acknowledge the remarkable achievements of Sheniqua Bisor, an accomplished professional with a degree from Texas A&M University.

As an executive in computer systems program management, Sheniqua not only excels in her career but also demonstrates exceptional leadership in various organizations. Her embodiment of values such as hard work, success, love, generosity, and commitment to philanthropy distinguishes her as an exemplary figure.

Rooted in the conviction that education and leadership are pivotal to success, especially for young Black American women, the Bisor Family has established this scholarship to honor and support individuals who mirror Sheniqua's unwavering commitment to excellence.

Any Black undergraduate female student in TX, with at least a 2.5 GPA and volunteering or community service experience may apply.

To apply, please answer the below essay prompts.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Leadership, Excellence
Published January 30, 2024
Essay Topic

In thinking about your social identities (cultural heritage, race, gender, socio-economic background, family, work, and/or school experiences etc.), describe how you are a woman of excellence.

How have your lived experiences contributed to who you are today and your pursuit of a career? What are your plans after graduating from college/area of interest?

Please describe any volunteer, community service and/or leadership experience you attained over the past two years. What did you learn from these experiences?

To date, what would you consider your greatest accomplishment and why?

400–1600 words

Winning Application

Shuanta Allen
Collin County Community College DistrictCross Roads, TX
Ah, the tale of a homeschooling superheroine—yours truly—navigating the wilds of technology, family, and the occasional runaway science experiment. As I reflect on my social identities, particularly as a woman, I realize that I embody excellence through a perfect blend of resilience, determination, and a knack for turning chaos into comedy. Picture this: a whirlwind of laptops, textbooks, and the faint sound of math problems echoing through the halls. That's my life as a homeschooling mom to five—yes, five—energetic kiddos. But fear not, dear reader, for I am not one to shy away from a challenge. Oh no, I thrive in the midst of chaos, armed with coffee (and perhaps a sprinkle of fairy dust) to fuel my superhero antics. In the grand tapestry of my life, homeschooling my children has been both a wild adventure and a crash course in multitasking. From deciphering algebraic equations to decoding the periodic table, I've become a master of all trades—and the occasional circus act. Who needs a juggling routine when you have five kids and a mountain of textbooks to wrangle? But amidst the chaos, there's a silver lining: a chance to champion local homeschooling initiatives and spark a love of learning in young minds. Whether it's organizing co-op classes, orchestrating field trips, or conducting science experiments that occasionally end in explosions (oops), I'm on a mission to make homeschooling an unforgettable adventure for my little scholars. Now, let's talk about resilience. In November 2023, my dedication to academic excellence was recognized with induction into the honor society. Cue the confetti and the suspiciously large cake! As I stood on stage, clutching my certificate with pride, I couldn't help but think, "I did it! I'm officially a card-carrying member of the Brainy Brigade!" But wait, there's more! In January 2025, I joined not one, but two prestigious organizations: WiCys and ISACA. It wasn't just about adding fancy acronyms to my resume (though that was a nice bonus); it was about surrounding myself with fellow tech enthusiasts who shared my passion for making waves in the industry. Plus, the swag bags weren't too shabby either. Now, let's fast forward to the present—or should I say, the future? As a sophomore pursuing an associate of science in computer science and information technology, I'm on the brink of unlocking the next level of my tech adventure. But why stop there? Oh no, this isn't just about earning a fancy title—it's about paving the way for future generations of tech-savvy trailblazers, particularly women who, like me, dare to defy expectations and dive headfirst into the male-dominated world of STEM. But enough about me—let's talk about my plans after graduating from college. Picture this: a role where I can blend my technical expertise with my passion for mentoring and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Whether it's leading innovative projects, spearheading educational initiatives, or breaking down barriers for underrepresented groups, I'm determined to make a meaningful impact wherever I go. Now, let's switch gears and dive into my greatest accomplishment to date. Drumroll, please! My greatest accomplishment? Successfully homeschooling my five children while pursuing my education and career goals. Despite facing the challenges of balancing family responsibilities with academic and professional pursuits, I've remained resilient and focused on my goals. This journey has not only strengthened my character but also reaffirmed my belief in the power of perseverance and determination. In summary, as a woman of excellence, I draw upon my diverse background, lived experiences, and commitment to family and community to drive my pursuit of a career in technology. Through empathy, leadership, and a dedication to making a difference, I aspire to leave a lasting impact on both my community and the tech industry as a whole.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 30, 2024. Winners will be announced on May 30, 2024.

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