Application Must Be Postmarked and Completed In Its Entirety
Please email completed applications to:
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: email@example.com Who is Eligible for the Scholarship Program? The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Oakland/Bay Area Chapter (OBAC) Young Black Women ScholarsProgram 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Extracurricular & Community Involvement
Academic & Future Goals
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: email@example.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)
PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION (required)
Last Name First Name Middle Initial
Address City State Zip Code
(required if different from applicant’s home address)
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)
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
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.
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.
Ifyou areNOT apreviousor currentPositive Stepsparticipant,pleaseSKIP (pages 10 & 11) ofthis 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.
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:
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)
Two original signed letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, principals’ community and civic leaders or pastor on their respected letterhead.
Copy of recent FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and sources for financial aid.
THE ABOVE INFORMATION MUST BE RECEIVED VIA EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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