Shawn Carter/Jay Z Foundation Scholarship, Deadline: April 30

The deadline for the Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship is April 30, so you should apply early, getting your materials together, leaving some time to check over your essay for grammar by visiting the TSU Writing Center (open to all Tennessee State University students).

Opens April 1, 2017

Deadline: April 30, 2017

From webpage: “All high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2yror 4yr) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools who meet the requirements below are eligible.


US citizen or Permanent Resident

25 years old or younger

Minimum 2.0 GPA”

“The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) was founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education.  By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults.”

Under Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s),

“How can I maximize my chances of receiving this scholarship?

Here are some steps you can take:

1-Start your application early and complete it on time. The earlier you start the application, the better chance you have to submit the application before the deadline. You also have more time to ask us questions in case any part of the process needs clarification.

2-Tell us about yourself and use specific details when sharing your extracurricular activities. We do not know anything about you until you share it with us. Specific details can help us understand how great you are. The same can be said about your essay. We don’t expect the essay to run too long but make sure your essay helps us learn more about you and your perspectives.

3-Review your application for grammar and spelling errors.

4-The photo is optional. If you decide to provide a photo, please send us a head shot from the shoulders up similar to an ID card.”

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