AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation - Business and STEM Scholarships

Organization & Scholarship Description:
The Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation (IPCDF) is offering educational scholarship opportunities to high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in the fall. IPCDF is offering the Helen R. Jackson Scholarship specifically to male high school senior students planning to major in business at a two-year college or a four-year college or university. IPCDF is also offering the Dana G. Woodley Scholarship specifically to students who demonstrate a financial need as they pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at a college or university. Preference will be given to those male high school seniors who have permanent residency or attend school in the Bronzeville, Douglas, Washington Park, Grand Boulevard, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park or Englewood community.

Website: AKA Imani Pearls Community Development Scholarship
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Helen R. Jackson Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Male high school senior (class of 2022) planning to major in business at a two-year college or a four-year college or university
  • 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average or higher (unweighted)

Application: Helen R. Jackson Scholarship
Overview & Checklist: View Here
Complete Applications consist of…

  1. A Completed Scholarship Application
  2. Submission of typed essay (500 words/1 page)
    Essay Topic: The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has captured the entire world because the issues related to racial prejudice are as relevant as ever. How will you apply what you’ve learned from the BLM movement to your educational and career pursuits?
  3. Most recent unofficial transcript uploaded directly to the application
  4. An acceptance letter or other proof of enrollment on official letterhead from the two-year college or the four-year college or university you will attend during the 2021-2022 academic year

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Dana G. Woodley Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior planning to pursue a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at a college or university
  • Must have a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average or higher (unweighted)
  • The applicant must have proof of residency or attend school in Illinois, Indiana, or Michigan
  • Must demonstrate financial need (FAFSA)

Application: Dana G. Woodley Scholarship
Overview & Checklist: View Here
Complete Applications consist of…

  1. A Completed Scholarship Application
  2. Submission of a typed essay (450-500 words)
    Essay Topic: What is your highest professional or career aspiration within the STEM field? What inspired you to pursue this career and how will this scholarship help you reach that goal?
  3. Most recent unofficial transcript uploaded directly to the application
  4. An acceptance letter on official letterhead from the four-year institution you will attend during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  5. Proof of all community service hours performed during your high school career (documented on an organization’s letterhead); a minimum of 40 hours is required.
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation written during the current academic year (not dated before September 2021), addressed to IPCDF. One must be a character reference on official letterhead from a school official or a service organization with which you have volunteered. The second letter must be from an unrelated person of your choice.

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Renewable: No
Open to DREAMers: Yes
For questions or concerns regarding this scholarship and application: email the Scholarship Provider at Scholarships@ipcdf.org

Award
$1,000 - $5,000
Deadline
05/29/2022