Thank you for your interest in the Seven Roses Legacy Foundation Scholarship. The Seven Roses Legacy Foundation was founded in 2005 and is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as the philanthropic arm of Eta Nu Sigma Chapter, Brooklyn and Queens Alumnae. The mission of the foundation is to empower youth to expand their cultural horizons, improve their financial literacy and seek higher education. To that end, we provide programming geared towards advancement in those areas. Eta Nu Sigma is a graduate chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. that provides community service, scholastic opportunities and assistance to the communities of Brooklyn and Queens. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University by seven African-American school teachers. Undergraduate and graduate chapters throughout the United States and the world implement various programs during the sorority year to ensure fulfillment of our motto, “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”
Annually, Seven Roses Legacy Foundation awards several scholarships, in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, to graduating high school seniors who attend public and private schools throughout Brooklyn and Queens. These students have been accepted to enroll in a four-year college, community college, or trade school the following Fall Semester.
One of our scholarships, the Kemi Guadalupe Scholarship, is named in honor of a young lady and mentee who overcame huge obstacles while displaying tremendous inner strength and mental toughness throughout the eighteen years of her life. Despite being diagnosed with genetic disorder, methylmalonic acidemia, at the age of one and having to endure a battery of tests and prolonged hospital stays, Kemi always maintained an upbeat and positive spirit. She was a gifted poet and writer whose writings were infected with intensity and naked honesty. She had barely scratched the surface of her literary talents before passing away on February 23, 2011. This scholarship honors her memory and is open to graduating students who attend alternative high schools, are interested in pursuing careers in journalism, and have overcome obstacles in order to further their education.
The scholarships awards are primarily based upon submission of the essay, recommendations and transcript. These contests are open to both male and female young adults. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.