MARGARET G. BAKER Second chance award


the margaret g. baker SECOND CHANCE award provides scholarships to women to assist with higher education and professional development expenses. the program's mission is to help women whose education has been delayed or interrupted. recipients must have a defined career goal. awards range up to $2,500.


Margaret G. Baker Second Chance Award Scholarship applications are accepted from January 1 st to March 1 st . The selection of awardees is based on completion of the application based on criteria outlined below, the merit of need, and availability of funds.

Individual scholarship awards range from $500 up to $2500. Scholarships can be used for books, tuition, certification programs (coaching,IT-related, business, etc), leadership development programs (i.e..Leadership DeKalb, Leadership Atlanta, etc)

Eligibility:


All women over the age of 25 are eligible to apply for this scholarship based on the criteria listed below:

1. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited degree or certificate program.


2. The application must be completed in its entirety. To include the following:


a. All questions and goal statements must be completed.
b. Two (2) recommendations must be provided in sealed envelopes or via direct email to a designated MSK mailbox.
c. A curriculum vitae must be included or resume
d. An official transcripts(if enrolled) or college/university acceptance letter for those scheduled to enroll.
e. A brief description of how the award will be used to support your goals.


3. The completed application must be received within the enrollment period. (No exceptions)

 

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RAVEN C. JOHNSON MEMORIAL PERSEVERENCE SCHOLARSHIP


THE RAVEN C. JOHNSON MEMORIAL PERSEVERANCE SCHOLARSHIP IS ESTABLISHED IN MEMORY AND HOMAGE TO THE LEGACY AND IN THE SPIRIT OF RAVEN’S PASSION FOR LEARNING. 

The scholarship is awarded annually to young women who demonstrate perseverance in pursuit of higher education. Applicants must be female students enrolled in undergraduate programs at accredited four-year institutions in the U.S. 

The criteria and administration of the program is documented as follows:

1. A female student who resides in an urban area or inner-city of the United States.

2. A high school senior or undergraduate ages 17-26.

3. A minimum of 2.5 GPA.

4. Must be enrolled or accepted to a four-year accredited college or university in the US.

5. Must be a full-time student taking 12 credit hours or more per semester.

6. Must have a confirmable narrative exemplifying perseverance in her journey.

7. Must submit two (2) verifiable references from a teacher, counselor, mentor (including religious leaders), or employer; no relatives may serve as a reference.

 

Raven's Project will award two (2) $2000 scholarships during the 2017 selection process.

All communication will be via email. Please check your email regularly for notices and updates. Forward any questions you may have to rcjpscholarship@gmail.com.

Essay Submission: Please email your essay in a Word Document to rcjpscholarship@gmail.com or mail a typed, double –spaced copy to Raven's Project, 863 Flat Shoals, #101, Conyers, GA 30094.

Essay topic is: My Personal Narrative on How I Persevered in My Pursuit of Higher Education (500 words or less).

 

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