Papy W. Saygbay Scholarship

March 22, 2025
Awards Available: 3

Scholarship Description

The Papy Wellington Saygbay Scholarship is open for Dallas-Fort Worth African American male or female high school seniors only. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Applicants must be planning to major in Fine Arts and have a career in a related field. Application must be completed and received by the application deadline date. An application will be considered for review only if it is fully completed with a single photo of the applicant (digital high resolution preferred).

Scholarship Details

  • Focus on students planning to major in Fine Arts
  • Application deadline: March 22nd
  • Essential application components: completed form, high-resolution photo, two recommendation letters, and an essay

Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled male/female Dallas/Fort Worth seniors
  • African American students
  • Intention to major and pursue a career in Fine Arts (singer, film producer, dancer, actor, writer, photographer, gaming, etc.)
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Application Process

  1. Complete the application form in its entirety.
  2. Attach a high-resolution digital photo.
  3. Include two letters of recommendation from a professor, administrator, or community member.
  4. Applicant will be required to submit a YouTube video link no more than 5 minutes displaying your gift and explaining how you plan to change the industry by having a career in Fine Arts.
  5. Write and submit an essay of no more than 1000 words, double-spaced in 12 pt. font.
  6. Submit the official transcript.
  7. Attend a virtual structured interview with the Scholarship Committee, if selected as a finalist.

Please be sure to complete all parts of your application, and include all requested supplemental information (photo, 2 letters of recommendation, YouTube video link, and official transcript). Incomplete applications will NOT be considered Scholarship Search