Scholarship Application Instructions
Undergraduate Scholarship ($1000 award)
This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to enroll in a 4-year, accredited college or university who will continue to be enrolled in Fall 2021.
HBCU4Life: Incoming Freshmen and Continuing HBCU Students ($1000 award)
This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to be enrolled in a 4-year, accredited HBCU who will continue their enrollment in Fall 2021.
Graduate/ Professional Scholarship ($1000 award)
This award will be offered to a student currently enrolled or committed to be enrolled in an accredited Graduate or Professional college or university who will continue in Fall 2021.
Dr. Lacey Wyatt Memorial Scholarship ($2500 award)
This award will be offered to a graduate student currently enrolled in an accredited Medical, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy or Public Health program who will continue in Fall 2021.
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Scholarships are open to all students who qualify. Categories are as follows:
Incoming Freshmen and Continuing Students enrolled at an HBCU
General Undergraduate Students at any accredited college or university
Continuing Graduate/ Professional Students at any accredited college or university
Graduate/ Professional Students pursuing an advanced degree in the medical field
(see below for descriptions of each)
Scholarship recipients are selected based on community service, academic achievement, and original essays.
The Scholarship Committee has an objective, point-based system for rating application packets.
Letters of Recommendation factor into the selection process when final scores in a specific category are close.
The deadline to complete applications and to submit all supporting materials is Friday, April 30, 2021.
All application materials must be received or postmarked by the application deadline.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Please direct questions regarding the scholarship application process to
Applicants must complete the appropriate online application. The link is provided near the bottom of this page.
Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants must provide information regarding their community service activities.
Applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation from an academic adviser or teacher/professor showcasing the applicant's commitment to academic achievement; and/or a community service partner or employer demonstrating the applicant's leadership and commitment to public service. Letters of recommendation may be uploaded by the applicant.
Applicants must submit a current resume.
Applicants must submit a typed personal statement, double-spaced in at least a 12-pt font, that does not exceed two page. Your personal statement should tell us about your background, community service activities, why you have chosen your field of study, and your career goals.
Applicants must answer this Essay Question in at least a 12-pt font that does not exceed 2 pages: "Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America." - John Lewis. Given the repeated instances of racial violence, injustice, and discrimination during 2020, what steps would you take in resolving these issues in the U.S. and promoting the "good trouble" John Lewis talked about? How would your education help you in these efforts?
Sealed/Official transcripts postmarked or received electronically no later than April 30, 2021.
Proof of enrollment, with a Fall Schedule, will be required prior to the issuance of scholarship awards.