Thursday, April 17, 2014

Jay-Z and Mom Giving Out Unique Scholarships

The Shawn Carter Foundation has announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 scholarship program. The foundation, established by rapper Jay-Z and his mom Gloria Carter, aims to enhance the lives of young people.

The foundation is unique because it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned only a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0, and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. The students, however, must demonstrate a strong desire to pursue higher education.

The program provides individual grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to every student who qualifies and re-applies each year, from admission to graduation. The scholarship grant can be used to pay for tuition, books, lab fees, travel and certain costs of living.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
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2 comments:

Enoch Mubarak said...

"Students with grade point averages of 2.0," ...Say what?
Why would anyone award a 2.0 grade point average? A 2.0 translated equated is...... "I dropped out of school early to avoid the June rush"... GRADE F.

Wayne Hicks said...

Enoch - Sometimes students don't understand the power of education when in high school. Are these scholarships going to hurt anyone if it provides the incentive for some young person to try to move ahead in their life?