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Ron Brown and Tom Joyner Foundation African-American Scholarships

Ron Brown Scholar Program

Scholarship Name: Ron Brown Scholars Program
Description: The Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a minimum of ten African-American high school seniors an annual scholarship of $10,000, for a total of $40,000. Scholars must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Scholars may apply their scholarship to pursue any academic discipline. Applications are screened in February and finalists are invited to participate in a weekend selection process in Washington, D.C. in March. During the all-expense paid trip, finalists are interviewed by members of the Ron Brown Selection Committee. Application materials include transcripts and letters of recommendation, application form and essay. It should all be mailed together (email and faxes are not accepted). There are two deadlines for the Ron Brown Scholars program: You can apply by January 9th, or you can apply by November 1st, in which case not only with the Ron Brown Committee consider your application, but they will also forward it to a select number of additional scholarship providers.
Award: $40,000
Awards per Year: 10
Award is Open to: African-American High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Download the application at RonBrown.org.


Tom Joyner Foundation

Scholarship Name: Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarships
Description: Since its founding in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has helped more than 14,000 students enter and complete their degree at one of one hundred Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). If you are a high-achieving, African American high school student planning to attend a HBCU (here’s a list), you may be eligible for one of the prestigious Tom Joyner Foundation full ride scholarships. Awards cover the full cost of tuition plus give stipends to cover on-campus room and board and a book allowance. The scholarship is renewable for up to 10 semesters. Eligible candidates must be high school seniors and U.S. citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.50 and an SAT score of 1300 (or an ACT score of 28). The scholarship committee is also looking for candidates with demonstrated leadership abilities, including involvement in community service and/or extracurricular activities.
Award: Full Ride
Awards per Year: 1
Award is Open to: High School Seniors
Major/Field of Study: Open
How to Apply/Contact: Download an application here.

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