The 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc. is pleased to offer ten scholarships of up to $5000 to students in pursuit of higher education. Students must be either graduating seniors or matriculating undergraduates. Mentees of the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, members of the Bowie State University “Collegiate 100” chapter, and graduates of the Prince George’s County Public School are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates for the scholarship must be bound for a four-year colleges/universities, Two-Year/community colleges or trade/vocational schools. Three scholarships will be awarded exclusively to STEM majors preference in awarding these scholarships will be given to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science related fields.
High school students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and demonstrate the commitment to pursuing continued academic achievement post-high school (applicants must provide copies of official transcripts to support this declaration).
Current college students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during their college tenure.
Applicants must provide the following:
- A completed application (attached).
- Two letters of recommendation: the first shall be from someone who can credibly speak to the applicant’s academic achievement and commitment to post-secondary educational pursuits. The second shall be from someone who can speak to the overall character of the applicant.
- A copy of an official transcript from the institution currently or most recently attended.
- An essay including centered of the following topics. Essays should be a minimum of a 1000 words.
- Given the events of 2020, describe the traits of strong leadership, how you have seen them effectively deployed and or the impact of the failure to do so.
- Define character and describe the importance of the role of personal character in goal achievement.
- Describe how the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted you and effected your outlook on the future.
- High-Quality Photo of passport size or larger to be used in future 100 Black Men of America publications.
Successful candidates will be notified by June 15, 2021. Graduating seniors should be prepared to provide letters of acceptance from their institutions of choice upon notification. Scholarships proceeds will be transmitted directly to the respective institutions. Grantees will be expected to participate in the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County’s annual scholarship reception and will be required to facilitate seminars for current mentees on college readiness and success.
*Please forward completed applications to Frank Thornton at fthornton@100PrinceGeorges.org