CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) to host its Virtual High School Celebration Day II on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This event is outlined to recognize graduating high school seniors and their commitment to attending college at an historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

This day will feature pictures, video highlights, IG lives, everything virtual to celebrate one of the most significant accomplishments of a high school seniors lifetime. All photos and videos submitted will be shared throughout the day on all of HCF’s social media and communication platforms.

High school seniors who are college bound and planning to attend an HBCU beginning fall semester are encouraged to register to participate online at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/virtualhbcucelebrationday.

You may also post your photos and videos on social media using the hashtag: #VirtualHBCUHighSchoolCelebrationDay.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a nonprofit advocacy educational organization that is mission to supporting the significance and raises funds for scholarships, initiative programming, and for private and public HBCUs and MSIs. HCF today remains as a strong advocate for students and higher education. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Information

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Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a  2 or 4 year-college when applying for the scholarship.

Application Components

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:

  • The online application, which includes four essay questions;
  • A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo;
  • One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer);
  • SAT or ACT scores: if you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination.

 

Deadline: February 15, 2016

(Final decisions will be send out electronically to the email address provided on your application in June 2016.)

Click here to apply for The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.

Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Information

Deadline: January 26, 2016

Each year the Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation (TASF) grants scholarship awards to young men and women. The number of scholarships awarded is directly related to income received from Foundation investments. Forty (40) awards of thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) are typically available each year. These $1,500 scholarships are provided on a one-time, first year basis only.

Eligibility Requirement

Applicants must be a student from accredited high schools who have graduated or will graduate in the spring of the academic cycle. Additionally, those who apply must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least three point zero (3.0) on a 4.0 scale.

Application Procedure:

Application forms and instructions may be obtained from high school guidance counselors, the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. website (www.tuskegeeairmen.org), or a Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. local Chapter. Completed applications must be returned to the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter nearest the applicant on or before the stated deadline in the application form.  Applications that do not meet technical requirements may be eliminated from further consideration.

Attachments Required:
In addition to the completed application form, the following attachments are required:

  1. An official copy of the student’s high school transcript, senior year schedule.
  2. A wallet-size picture of the student – on the back of the picture, put your name, last 4 digits of SSN, e-mail, telephone number.
  3. A copy of parent(s) latest IRS form from 1040 that shows the adjusted gross income line (generally line 37) or other official document (W-2/W-4 not accepted); the SSN should be “blacked out” from security purposes.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (from counselors, instructors, community leaders, etc).
  5. “The Tuskegee Airmen” Essay including how their experience impacts you. (Typed, double spaced, not to exceed two (2) pages.)
  6. A personal Essay (Typed, double spaced, not to exceed two (2) pages).
  7. List of extracurricular and community activities (including Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, BSA, GSA, or Explorer Scouts).

Please note, all attachments to the application must not exceed 8.5x 11″ in size.

You may obtain the Tuskegee Airman Scholarship Foundation scholarship application here.