"I Matter" Scholarship

Award Amount
$5,000
Awards Available
50
Deadline
March 31, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • The VILLA "I Matter" Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter.
    Eligibility:
    -Current high school seniors attending school in a metropolitan area with a VILLA store
    -Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
    -Carrying a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application
    -Accepted to and enrolling full-time in an accredited U.S. undergraduate program for fall

    Application materials:
    -Submit high school transcripts.
    -Submit two letters of recommendation. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
    -Submit a typewritten resume (12 point font) detailing education, work experience (if applicable), accolades, achievements, extra-curricular activities, and community service/involvement.
    -Submit 1-2 page essay on the following topic:
    In the wake of many racially stemmed incidents, individuals have supported various causes through the use of social media. Do you think this is a viable strategy for expressing one's views? If yes, how can this strategy be implemented, and what are the advantages? If no, why not, and what are the disadvantages? Also, provide other strategies that can be explored, and provide insight on how these strategies can be implemented, in order to young people to properly express their voice.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Rodney Robbins
  • 1926 Arch St
  • Floor 3R
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
  • Scholarships@Ruvilla.com
  • 215-279-5600

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