PURPOSE: To provide scholarships to deserving African American graduating seniors in the Inland Empire who are pursuing a post-secondary course of study at either a college or university.
AWARD COMPONENTS: Multiple $500 scholarships and individual certificates awarded to students selected by the Inland Empire High School Black Graduation Scholarship Committee.
CRITERIA:1. Be an African American student living in the Inland Empire area (San Bernardino/Riverside Counties). 2. Be a 2019 graduating high school senior.3. Demonstrate positive impact on and involvement in the community.4. Demonstrate high academic achievement or significant improvement over time.
APPLICATION PROCESS:Please submit the following items by the Friday March 1st, 2019 deadline (POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
1. Completed application form via this Google form
2. Two letters of recommendation (e.g., from teachers/counselors, administrators, employers, or community leader) 3. An official and recent high school transcript RECEIVED BY MARCH 1ST, 2019 to the address below:
National Black Grads ATTN: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 953 Highland, CA 92346
In-person:Deliver by 3PM on Friday, March 1, 2019 to San Bernardino Valley College Transfer/Career Center (ADSS-203), Second floor, Administration Building, 702 Mount Vernon Ave. San Bernardino CA 92410 ATTN: Keynasia Buffong
4. An original 300-500 word essay or multimedia presentation * The multi-media presentation (e.g., song, poem, commercial) can be no longer than 3 minutes uploaded to YouTube.com and titled in the format of NBG Scholarship2019, Prompt A or B, and lastly your First & Last Name so that is reads like the example below.
Then enter your public YouTube link in the space provided below. The multi-media presentation must answer one of the prompts provided below. (Examples of multi-media presentations include but are not limited to a commercial, you preforming an original song or poem etc... please make sure you have answered your chosen prompt)
PROMPTS:Please explain your decision to continue your education by answering one of these essay prompts:
A) Frederick Douglass is often quoted as having said, "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Describe a struggle, hardship, obstacle or failure that you have endured. Then, explain how this has been a catalyst in your pursuit of a college education.
B) Service to others and helping those in need are dominant themes in African American history. We are a people who have consistently reached back to help others. Discuss how this has been a catalyst in your pursuit of a college education.
DEADLINE: Application and all supporting materials must be RECEIVED by MARCH 1st, 2019 (NO POSTMARKS ACCEPTED)
STUDENT FINALISTS will be notified via the e-mail address provided regarding the status of their applications
STUDENT FINALISTS must attend the SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY APRIL 6th, 2019 FROM 9-11AM. WINNERS must also attend the Annual IE HIGH SCHOOL BLACK GRADUATE Recognition Ceremony on SUNDAY, MAY 5th 2019, and submit proof of college/university enrollment in order to receive scholarship funds.
If you have any questions please email NBG CEO Keynasia Buffong at firstname.lastname@example.org
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