Young black women scholars program



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NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN INC

OAKLAND/BAY AREA CHAPTER



YOUNG BLACK WOMEN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

2016 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


Deadline Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016

Application Must Be Postmarked and Completed In Its Entirety

(No Exceptions)


Please email completed applications to:

ncbw100pse@gmail.com

Or mail to:

Scholarship Committee Chairperson

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Oakland/Bay Area Chapter

PO Box 24231



Oakland, CA 94623-1231
Email: ncbw100pse@gmail.com
Who is Eligible for the Scholarship Program?
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Oakland/Bay Area Chapter (OBAC) Young Black Women Scholars Program offers scholarships to women students in Bay Area schools who are bound for a four-year university, JC/community college or trade school. The program also accepts applications from undergraduate and graduate students who have attended high school in the Bay Area.
How Do Students Qualify?
To qualify for a scholarship, a student must be a senior enrolled in a Bay Area school for a minimum of the last two years of high school or admitted and are currently enrolled in a trade school, junior college or a university. High school students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during grades 10 through 12; and demonstrate promise of continued academic achievement. Students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 during their school tenure. All candidates must also document a need for scholarship assistance.
The school listed in your application must be the school you are currently attending or planning to attend at the time you seek payment of your award. NCBW reserves the right to rescind an award if the school, or any information provided for payment differs from information provided in the application.
Awardee must agree to periodically provide education and career updates to NCBW, as requested.
Applicants who have been awarded NCBW-OBAC scholarships in the last year are not eligible. (With the exception of those who participated in the past or present Positive Step Program).
Students should submit a signed, electronic completed application to ncbw100pse@gmail.com or mail to:
National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. -OBAC

Attn: Scholarship Committee Chairperson

PO Box 24231

Oakland, CA 94623-1231
Students must address the following topics in their applications:


  • Educational Achievements

  • Leadership Experience

  • Extracurricular & Community Involvement

  • Academic & Future Goals

  • Financial Need


How Are Students Selected?
Students are selected for scholarships by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Oakland/Bay Area Chapter based on their educational achievements, community involvement, leadership skills and the ability to follow the explicit instructions in this application.

For further information regarding our, scholarship program, please contact: Scholarship Committee Chairperson, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Oakland Bay Area Chapter, P.O. Box 24231, Oakland, CA 94623-1231 or via e-mail at: ncbw100pse@gmail.com.



National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. - Oakland/Bay Area Chapter – Scholarship Applications
APPLICANT INFORMATION (required)

Last Name First Name Middle Initial


Address City State Zip Code


( )

Telephone Number (Home) (Cell) Social Security Number



E-Mail Date of Birth


Name of High School Address City State Zip Code



High School Telephone Number Graduation Date


Current College in Attendance (if applicable) Major

Colleges you are considering: (Indicate, if you have official acceptance)
1.
2.
3.


PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION (required)

Last Name First Name Middle Initial
Address City State Zip Code

(required if different from applicant’s home address)

Relationship to Applicant






Annual Household Income:  Under $26,000  $26,001 - $44,600  $44,601 - $64,400  $64,401 - $71,300

 $71,301 - $89,200  $89,201 - $107,000  $107,00 & above


Number of dependents in household including applicant:      

All of the information listed on this application and subsequent documents are true and complete to the best of my (our) knowledge. If asked to do so, I (we) agree to provide proof of the information that I (we) have given on this application. I (we) realize that if I (we) do not provide requested documentation, the applicant will not be considered for a scholarship award.


Signature of Parent or Guardian:

(Required if high school applicant)

Applicant Name:


FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF NEED (required)

(Please include a copy of your recent FAFSA and clearly itemize your sources for financial aid with the projected amounts along with the projected financial costs for college):



THIS PAGE CAN BE TYPED OR CLEARLY PRINTED

Applicant Name:

ESSAY (required)
The following essays and responses must be typed on a separate sheet and attached to your application (1 essay per sheet). Your response should be referenced to the item number that it addresses. Please indicate your name at the top of each submitted page.

Item I
Essay

Describe in 300 words or less, the world is changing and expanding into a global community. How would you like to impact your community? What has prepared you to succeed in college and manage life’s challenges and opportunities? How will you use these skills to help others follow in your footsteps? Please comment on the necessity for mentoring younger students as you pursue your own goals. Be concise and incorporate your own personal experience to develop your response.

Applicant Name:
Item II
Educational Achievements

In 100 words or less, please identify (3) or more of your greatest educational honors and achievements and what they have meant to you. Please use complete sentences.

Applicant Name:
Item III
Leadership Experience

In 100 words or less, please describe your leadership experience and how it has contributed to your overall development as a person. How do you wish to continue developing your leadership skills? Please use complete sentences.

Applicant Name:

Item IV
Extracurricular & Community Involvement

In 200 words or less, please describe (3) or more of the most fulfilling extracurricular activities and how they have impacted your overall life experience. Please describe your community involvement and why you selected the specific groups or activities. What did you learn from this experience? Please use complete sentences.

Applicant Name:
Item V
Academic & Short-term Goals

In 200 words or less, please describe your academic focus for the next 3-5 years and how will this focus help you achieve your long term career goals. Please use complete sentences.

If you are NOT a previous or current Positive Steps participant, please SKIP the next section and proceed on page 12. This will conclude your scholarship application requirements.

Applicant Name:
If you are a current Positive Steps participant or graduate of the Positive Steps program, we are offering another scholarship opportunity, the Andrea Jackson Memorial Scholarship.
If you are NOT a previous or current Positive Steps participant, please SKIP (pages 10 & 11) of this section.

Andrea Jackson Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:


  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is currently, or a college student who was previously, a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Positive Steps Mentoring Program.




  • Must have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA.




  • Demonstrated ability as a Scholar Athlete.



About Andrea Jackson
Andrea Jackson was a very active member of the Oakland/Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women until she succumbed to an aggressive form of Cancer in 2011.

Ms. Jackson was a star athlete during her high school years and during time at Stanford University.

She was the mother of three children who are high achieving scholars and outstanding champion athletes. Ms. Jackson loved young people, and was strong in her passion, commitment and dedication to the Positive Steps mentoring program.
Essay Question #1:
As a Positive Steps participant, you are the reason Ms. Jackson loved and supported NCBW. As an applicant for the scholarship established in Ms. Jackson's honor, what characteristics do you share like Ms. Jackson? What are two or three of your passions, and to what two or three organizations or programs are you dedicated, and why? How do you demonstrate your dedication? Please respond to these questions in no more than 500 words."

Essay Question #2:
In 150 words, describe how the Positive Steps Mentoring program has assisted you in reaching your current goals. Give some specific examples.

Applicant Name:

Pledge: The undersigned hereby acknowledges her obligations and responsibility, if selected, to inform the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Oakland/Bay Area Chapter of her college progress. Official / certified proof of enrollment will be required when applying for scholarship payment.

Student Signature Required




Please complete this application and attach the following items listed below. Your application package will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered for an award if ALL of the items listed are not included:


  1. An official sealed copy of your high school or college transcript(s) with the appropriate registrars stamp, showing hours of credit for each course, grade, and date of completion. (Website transcripts are not acceptable)




  1. Two original signed letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, principals’ community and civic leaders or pastor on their respected letterhead.




  1. Copy of recent FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and sources for financial aid.



  • THE ABOVE INFORMATION MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL (ncbw100pse@gmail.com ) OR POSTMARKED BY MAY 9, 2015 TO BE CONSIDERED. ANY APPLICATION THAT IS INCOMPLETE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, NO EXCEPTIONS.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. OBAC- 2016 Scholarship Application

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