The 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, Inc. is pleased to offer ten $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education. Students must be either graduating high school seniors or matriculating undergraduate students who are residents of Prince George’s County Maryland. Mentees of the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County, members of the Bowie State University “Collegiate 100” chapter and children of active chapter members are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates for the scholarship program must be bound for four-year colleges/universities, junior/community colleges or trade/ vocational schools. Three scholarships will be awarded exclusively to STEM majors with a preference in awarding these scholarships given to students pursuing degrees in Computer Science related fields.
High school students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 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 and the second shall be from someone who can speak to the character of the applicant.
- Copies of official high school transcripts for high school seniors or official college transcripts for current college students.
- An essay including any two of the following topics. Essays should be no more than 300 words per topic.
- Describe the traits of strong leadership and how you have effectively displayed them.
- Define character. Describe the importance of the role of personal character in goal achievement.
- Share a time you had to overcome an obstacle in the pursuit of a dream.
- If you could develop a technology that addresses an issue of concern to the world what would it be?
- High-Quality Photo of passport size or larger to be used in future 100 Black Men of America publications.
Students should be prepared to provide letters of acceptance from their institution of choice upon notification. Scholarships will be sent directly to the institution through the respective Educational institution’s Bursars Office. 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.
*For additional information please contact Frank Thornton at fthornton@100PrinceGeorges.org