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Unity Unlimited, Inc. – Juneteenth Fort Worth

2023 Erma Hadley Scholarship

Deadline: October  15, 2023

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 $2,500 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

If you plan to submit an application for consideration, please review the following information.


All candidates must submit:
1. An official 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:


“Now that Juneteenth is a national holiday, how can it be used to bring understanding
about the effects of systemic racism that exists and help bring healing to America?”

I. Personal Information 

II. Academic & Extracurricular Activities

III. Future Plans


III. Finanical Statment 

Please note: An incomplete budget will mean that your application cannot be considered. Show total family income and expenses.

1st Year Estimated Expenses:

Financial Resources:

Complete a double spaced typed essay of at least 500 words to address the following statement:

Appreciation for the differences on our culture is a hallmark of the freedom we celebrate in America. However fear, racial tension and hate crimes continue to divide us every day. As leaders of tomorrow, what do you feel can be done to overcome prejudice in the next generation.

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Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

Application can be submitted online at
OR mailed to: Unity Unlimited, Inc. P.O. Box 11793 Fort Worth, TX 76110
For any questions regarding the scholarship requirements, please contact:
Laura Stanton (817) 917-5678

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