The #FORTHELOVEOFBLACKGIRLS Scholarship was created by UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. to provide financial support to black girls who are graduating high school seniors entering a four-year accredited college or university of their choice OR Community College of Philadelphia (entering college in August 2016); who are bona-fide leaders in their schools and communities. Applicants must be able to show economic hardship to warrant consideration for the scholarship, and must also exhibit exemplary leadership skills and admirable academic ability. 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT: $1,000.00. We will provide this scholarship to two (2) qualifying applicants.

To apply for the scholarship, please request an application below, and one will be emailed to you.

APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.

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Student Qualifications

WE EXPECT GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE #FORTHELOVEOFBLACKGIRLS SCHOLARSHIP to MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. Registered for the SPECIAL EDITION of the UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT - For Seniors Only! on June 4th & June 5th at The Wharton School (UPENN)
    1. You cannot apply for the scholarship without being registered for the program (For Seniors Only!) 
  2. 2016 Graduating High School Senior
  3. 3.25 GPA (or higher) 
    1. Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  4. Resident of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware or Maryland
    1. Applicant must be able to provide proof of residence
  5. Past UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT Participation or Attendance
    1. Proof of attendance or participation is recommended
  6. Financial Need
    1. Proof of financial hardship is strongly recommended
    2. Applicant cannot already be in receipt of scholarship dollars totaling more than $15,000 for her first year of college
  7. Strong Community Service & Leadership
    1. Applicant should have outstanding involvement and/or leadership in school clubs, athletics, and/or community organizations
    2. Applicant must be able to provide a record of community service & leadership
  8. Attending a four (4) Year College/University OR Community College of Philadelphia
    1. For 4-Year College Applicants Only:  Applicant must be attending an accredited four-year college/university in pursuit of a B.S. or B.A.

 

Application Checklist

WHAT THE APPLICANT (GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR) NEEDS TO PROVIDE UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. in order to apply:

  1. A COMPLETED Application Form. (If handwritten, please print legibly. If application is illegible it will be returned to you.)
  2. Letter of application addressed to UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. (This is the applicant’s personal statement.  It should be about you, and can be written in first-person. It should be at least 300 words.)
    1. Your personal statement should contain the following:
      1. educational goals;
      2. career aspirations;
      3. social service aspirations; 
      4. and should include your intended major. 
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation:
    1. One (1) from a High School Teacher OR Counselor (with signature) 
    2. One (1) from a Community Leader (with signature) 
  4. Most recent transcript WITH cumulative grade point average (GPA).
    1. Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  5.  A THREE (3) PAGE, DOUBLE-SPACED ESSAY, answering the following question:
    1. We service black girls.  Unapologetically.  As a potential recipient of the #ForTheLoveOfBlackGirls scholarship, how do you plan to fuse your purpose, education, and thought leadership to shift the trajectory of the world for black women & girls? 
      1. Essay must be typed in Times New Roman with a Font Size of 12.
  6. Statement of FINANCIAL HARDSHIP addressed to UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC.
    1. This statement should convey why this scholarship is needed. At least 250 words. 
    2. Proof of hardship is recommended.
  7. Signed & Dated Statement of Accuracy
    1. It is on the 4th page of the Scholarship Application.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • For Questions or Concerns, please email award@uniquelyyousummit.org.
  • Funds will be disbursed directly to the institution of your choice once proof of enrollment and registration has been provided.
  • Qualifying applicants may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. 
  • Application Deadline is Friday, May 20, 2016. 
  • Applications postmarked after this date (Friday, May 20, 2016) will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
  • Applications sent via email will not be accepted.
  • Applications and all necessary attachments MUST be mailed to the following address:

UNIQUELY YOU SUMMIT, INC. 
P.O. BOX 304
GLEN MILLS, PA 19342