Application deadline for special scholarships

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under served students across the United States who want to pursue a college education.

The SCSF provides individual grants ranging from $1500 to $2500 to students who qualify. Students can reapply every year from first date of admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses, books, lab fees, travel and some living costs. In return, all Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by doing community service and by being mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

To qualify, applicants must be high school seniors, college students, or pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. They must be U.S. Citizens between the ages of 18-25 and have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The SCSF is unique because it offers scholarships to applicants with hardship circumstances, who would normally not be eligible, but dream of going to college or learning a trade. Among some of the previously accepted candidates: single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, and students who have been previously incarcerated.

Interested students must complete an on-line application no later than the deadline date of May 15, 2012. Click here to apply.

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