SWING Scholarship

August 1, 2024
Awards Available: 1

Scholarship Description

SWING Scholarship Applicants must complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application; be female; be a woman of color and submit proof of current enrollment status as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming school year. This can be a screenshot of your class schedule with your name, date, and a number of credits identified, proof of pre-registration on your transcript, etc.

Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale, have rendered service in their community during their previous three school years, submit a sealed and most recent official transcript from the institution of attendance and complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application. Must submit a resume that includes professional objectives, extracurricular activities, and community service involvement (please include a summary of what you do for the community service project and include references, non-relatives) and submit a photo dressed in professional attire. Please no “selfies.” If you need guidance, please see the attachment.

Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the current school of attendance on school letterhead and one letter of recommendation from any other person of your choice (may not be a family member). Applicants must submit a biographical outline, including reasons for pursuing your educational program (maximum of 2 pages typed, Times New Roman font, size 12) and a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. Research shows that people who pursue higher education earn more money than those who have a high school diploma. In recent months, there have been threats to many HBCU campuses. How can we use higher education to combat intolerance and increase generational wealth? You will also be required to submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. Kamala Harris made history as our nation’s first female and black and Asian national Vice President. She is often criticized in this role. What are some direct and indirect challenges you have faced as a woman of color? What are some issues female leaders face and how would you work to eliminate these barriers?

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