PURPOSE:

The Sam Ross Sankofa Scholarship was created to promote and support academic excellence and community involvement. This scholarship also seeks to inspire leadership, entrepreneurship, and good character. Furthermore, this scholarship highlights the importance of higher education as well as attending an HBCU.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT:  

One (1) scholarship with a minimum amount of $500.00 (non-recurring)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & CRITERIA:

  • High school graduate of present calendar year

  • High school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above​

  • Must be attending Southern University and A&M College this fall​

 

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE:

  • Essay

  • High school transcript

  • Proof of acceptance into Southern University and A&M College

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

Friday, August 7, 2020, 11:59PM CST

ESSAY ITEMS TO BE ADDRESSED (BOTH):

  • “Why is attending Southern University the right choice for me?

  • "Why does attending an HBCU matter?”

 

ESSAY GUIDELINES:

  • 500 word minimum; essay must not exceed two (2) pages.

  • Essay should be double-spaced, 12 point font (Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or Helvetica).

  • Please attach or upload as Microsoft Word or PDF document.

  • Please save document as “Sankofa Essay - [First Name] [Last Name].” For example, “Sankofa Essay - Samuel Ross.”

Scholarship recipient will be notified by way of email. This non-recurring scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester. The awardee must be enrolled at Southern University and A&M College and provide proof of enrollment.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

For any questions or concerns, please contact scholarship@iamsamross.com.

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