Since their founding, Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the United States have battled the issue of systemic racism head-on. By providing black and other disadvantaged students with a safe, relatable, and culturally harmonized environment to continue their education, HBCUs are the spearhead of social justice in education for the future.
We, the McLaurin Family, are heavy supporters of the contributions made by HBCUs across the nation and would like to help provide opportunities for students attending one of these institutions.
In honor of our mother Wanda, the Wanda I. McLaurin HBCU Scholarship will support ambitious students from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, or surrounding areas in New York who currently attend an HBCU. This annual scholarship will support one student who fits the criteria and who wants to dedicate their studies to advance their own career as well as the livelihoods of disadvantaged people across the country.
To apply, please tell us why you decided to attend an HBCU, what your career aspirations are, and why you are interested in the things you are.
Why did you decide to attend an HBCU? What are your career aspirations after obtaining your degree? How do you believe this career will positively impact the lives of people in the US and or across the globe?
The application deadline is Aug 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 1, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 1, 2021. 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.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.