The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) is for motivated students who face financial barriers to pursuing higher education. By offering grants to cover tuition and related expenses, SCSF is committed to supporting underserved youth and young adults throughout their college journey, from admission to graduation. The foundation emphasizes the importance of community service and mentorship among its scholars. You can begin your application on April 1st.
- Grants are provided directly to the educational institution to cover tuition, books, lab fees, travel, and select living expenses.
- Recipients are required to engage in community service and mentorship programs.
- Open to high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate college students (both 2-year and 4-year programs), and vocational or trade school students.
- Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, 25 years old or younger, with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- Household income must be $75,000 or less.
- Applicants must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and can demonstrate enrollment or intent to enroll in an accredited institution.
- Complete the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund application form.
- Provide proof of U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status.
- Submit academic transcripts or GED certificate.
- Provide proof of household income and financial need.
- Show evidence of enrollment or acceptance from an accredited educational institution.
Who Should Apply?
SCSF seeks hardworking, resilient individuals who have faced socio-economic setbacks such as teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty, and homelessness. Candidates should possess a strong desire to pursue higher education and a commitment to making positive contributions to their communities. If you are a motivated student under 25, with a household income of $75,000 or less, and aiming to achieve your first undergraduate degree, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund invites you to apply.