We did it! We survived an unexpected bureaucratic gauntlet to launch a memorial scholarship fund that offers both financial and personal support to students of color, and you helped make it happen! Thank you! We can’t express enough how much we appreciate your encouragement, support, and patience as we went from soft launch to application in 5 short months!
Now, the time has come to get the word out that we are now accepting applications for the first Black Friday College Fund scholarship! The application process is easy. Potential scholars simply fill out the application form on our website, provide proof of economic need, and secure one letter of recommendation by May 17, 2017. We will take one month to review applications and will announce the winner by June 30, 2017.
As we prepare to offer this scholarship, my heart is full of joy at the thought of how happy it would make my late son Gabe to know that his family and some of his dearest friends have joined together to pursue his passion for supporting educational opportunities for underserved students. Simply put, he would love it!
So, here’s what we need from you: please tell everyone you know who might be eligible or who might know someone who is. Scholarship requirements include:
- Must be a graduating senior, ages 18-24
- Minority (Black or African American, American-Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, non-white Hispanic, Latino or Spanish, Middle-Eastern or North African, or multi-racial identity)
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Plan to attend a 4-year college or university
- Provide official high school transcript
- Demonstrate financial need
We could not be more excited to offer one young scholar $1000 toward the cost of their educational dreams and up to another $1000 in tutoring, mental health care, or other support services that will help ensure that one bright, young student reaches their dreams.
To keep up with our progress, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. To make a contribution, donate via paypal or mail a check to: BFCFund | PO Box # 4517 | Brick, NJ 08723. For questions, email us at info@BFCFund.org.
Again, my heart is full of gratitude for your support!
President and Founder,
Black Friday College Fund