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The 100 Black Men of America Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

 
 

The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the growth and development of America’s youth. In addition to engaging in mentoring, education, health & wellness and economic development programs, we feel it is important to aid in developing talented young Americans in pursuit of higher education. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors, the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is able to provide scholarships to hundreds of deserving college students on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, sex, creed, or religious preference.

 

The 100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited, post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,000 and should be applied towards tuition, room, board, and books. Checks will be mailed from the World Headquarters office and made payable to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the address below. Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year. Application packets must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2013. Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted. Notification of scholarships will only be sent to awarded recipients by June 28, 2013.

 

Mail complete application packets to:

100 Black Men of America, Inc.

141 Auburn Avenue

Atlanta, Georgia 30303

ATTN: National Scholarship Administrator

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college

 Minimum grade point average of 2.5

 Attending a post secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend

 Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall

 Completed 50 hours of “active” community service within past 12-months with certified documentation

 Leadership involvement (Defined as office held for instance is a President, Treasurer, etc. in High School, College or an organization / club; Captain of a team; Students that have started an organization / program or developed / invented an item that helps to benefit the community at large; etc.)

 

APPLICATION PACKET CONTENT

Scholarship Application

100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship Application will be available after November 5th and may be acquired from a local chapter, World Headquarters office or our web site www.100blackmen.org. It is encouraged and preferred that the applications be typed.

 

Essay

Applicants are required to submit a 600 word, double-spaced essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed.

 

1. Obesity: The link between obesity and health issues such as diabetes and hypertension is powerful. What strategies should schools and communities employ to reduce obesity among young people? Be detailed in your response.

 

2. Higher Education: Higher education has always been stressed in order to obtain a good job and a higher salary. Today one out of every two college graduates are unable to find a job and those who are employed are often underpaid. Based upon these facts “Is earning a college degree relevant in today’s society”? Be detailed in your response.

 

3. Gang Violence: Gang violence in America continues to be a problem in many communities. What are the major causes of gang violence? Now provide a series of strategies that you would recommend eradicating gang violence in America. Be detailed in your response.

 

4. Hazing: Hazing has become a major problem in high schools and on college and university campuses. What is the history and purpose of hazing and why do institutions and organizations tolerate and foster this abusive behavior? Would you participate in a hazing activity to become a member of a group or fraternity or sorority? Be detailed in your response.

 

5. Scholarships: With so many scholarships available to college students by various organizations, why do we see a rise in student loans instead of a rise in scholarship applications? What can be done to get more students to apply for scholarships? Be detailed in your response.

 

See www.100Blackmen.org for more information.

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