Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships, $6,200 for 2017-2018 and another for $10,000 for 2017-2018 (renewable up to 3 years for a total of $30,000); and even more scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is a wonderful place to find scholarships, especially if you are attending one of the 47 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Tennessee State University is one of those 47 HBCUs.

With over 500 scholarships that TCMF administers, I advise students to check every 1 ½ to 2 weeks for opportunities as they open up.

Two opportunities (and there are more than two open) you might want to check into are:

  1. https://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-strada-education-scholarship

$6,200 TMCF | Strada Education Network Scholarship, Deadline: June 4, 2017

Selected criteria from link above:

“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Strada Education Network are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The TMCF | Strada Education Network scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship of $6,200 for the 2017-2018 academic school year, which will be used to cover the costs of tuition. The funds are applied in the fall and spring semesters at $3,100 per semester.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled as a fulltime student at one of TMCF’s 47 member-schools
  • Current grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Open only to undergraduate students
  • Have demonstrated leadership ability through a variety of measures
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551
  • Be recommended by the faculty or staff member of your current school

Application Process

  • Resume (include community service, leadership and employment/internship experience)
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA)
  • Most recent transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Recommendation from current school faculty member or staff (completed online)
  • Essay: In a minimum of 500 words, please address the following question:
    • How do you perceive your major connecting (leading to/helping develop skills) with your post graduation employment plans?”

  1. https://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships/tmcf-david-j-stern-sports-scholarship-program/1936

TMCF | David J. Stern Sports Scholarship Program, Deadline: June 4, 2017

Award:  3-year renewable scholarship at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000)

Selected criteria from link above:

“In partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), Thurgood Marshall College Fund is proud to administer the David J. Stern Scholarship Program, which will provide a talented and enthusiastic student the opportunity to enhance his or her studies at a college or university of his or her choice, including any one of the nation’s 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

He or she will also have the opportunity to apply to intern at the NBA league office (dependent upon eligibility) as a rising senior and will receive direct mentorship from Commissioner Emeritus David Stern.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university.
  • Open to all majors with an interest in sports.
  • Classified as a sophomore as of the beginning of Fall 2017.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintains such grade point average in each contract year in which the student receives a scholarship.
    • Recipients must meet certain GPA and conduct requirements each academic year to remain eligible for renewal.
    • Renewable scholarship is defined as: tuition plus all mandatory fees, room & board factoring in other available non-loan resources.
  • The scholarship awarded each year will be determined on the basis of merit.

Application Process:

  • Resume (include community service, leadership and employment/internship experience).
  • 2017-2018 Student Aid Report (received from filing FAFSA).
  • Most recent transcript (unofficial or official transcript that includes GPA).
  • Essay: in a minimum of 500 words, please address the following:
    • Sports teach many important lessons including teamwork, leadership and discipline. How have you embodied these qualities in your academics, on your team (if possible) and in your community?
    • Describe what impact this scholarship will have on your education (financial need or otherwise).”

More Scholarships at TMCF

https://tmcf.org/our-scholarships/current-scholarships

There are more scholarships open that those two above. As I advise, check back every 1 ½ to 2 weeks for more scholarships.

 

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