2020 Scholarship Application
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Graduating High School Seniors:
It is with great pleasure that the Juneteenth Fort Worth Committee supports the educational goals of the youth in our community. As an expression of our commitment to the youth, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school senior (male or female) who has plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a vocation/training institute, Junior College or College/University of their choice. Scholarship funds will be disbursed by check to the College/University and will be sent by certified mail. We congratulate you on your successes thus far, and celebrate your dedication to your education and academic achievements.
If you plan to submit an application for consideration, please review the following information.
All candidates must submit:
1. A copy of your high school transcript that notes your GPA
2. At least three letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or pastor/minister
(but not more than five)
3. A completed scholarship application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. A double spaced typed essay of at least 500 words to address the following statement:
“Juneteenth celebrates not only freedom for all but also the lives of so many who worked hard for the abolition of slavery - Quakers, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, John Brown, soldiers and statesmen – some even giving their lives. However today more than 150 years later, racial tension and hate crimes are on the increase in America. What can be done to overcome prejudice in the next generation?”
Deadline for submitting all requested materials must be post marked by:
Wednesday,October, 21, 2020
Requested materials should be mailed to:
Unity Unlimited, Inc. P.O. Box 11793, Fort Worth, TX 76110
For any questions regarding the scholarship requirements, please contact:
Dione Sims at (682) 738-6055 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org