$2,500 Shawn Carter Scholarship Program 2022

Written by Michael Nz. on February 6, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    All
  • Country of the Scholarship

    United States
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2022
  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $1000 - $3000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    University
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Offline
  • Applier's country

    All
  • Expenses covered

    All
  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Https://www.shawncartersf.com/contact/

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) is inviting applications from high school seniors and undergraduate college students for the ” Shawn Carter Scholarship .”

For everything you need to know about the scholarship application process, this article will give you first-hand information.

The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help people facing socioeconomic difficulties continue their education at post-secondary institutions.

Each qualified student will earn individual grants that can be used to cover tuition and related supplemental educational expenses.

Who runs the Shawn Carter Foundation?

The Shawn Carter Foundation was established in 2003 as a 501c3 public charity (“Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund”) by Shawn Carter and his mother, Gloria Carter.

Since then, his mother, Gloria Carter, runs the foundation, who does not receive a salary from her part-time job.

Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $4MM has supported initiatives to empower youth and communities in need through the Foundation’s scholarship fund, annual college visits, study abroad experiences, mentoring initiatives and programs. return.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the belief that any motivated person in need should have the opportunity to continue their education.

By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to college, surviving and graduating from college, SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated but underserved youth and young adults.

SCSF awards individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to each qualifying student and reapply annually, from admission through graduation.

What is the Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship?

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation full free scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate college students.

The  Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation  provides  grants  ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 for each qualifying student. Grants can be used to pay for tuition fees, books, lab fees, food and travel expenses, and select living costs.

Students  who reapply each year will receive financial support from college admission through graduation.

what you need to know

The grant can be used to cover tuition and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and certain living costs.

All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by performing community service and serving as a mentor to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

Level/field of study

The scholarship program is open to everyone. high school students and undergraduate college students who are 25 years old or younger at the time of application.

nationality host

The scholarship must be taken in the United States of America

ELIGIBLE NATIONALITY

The scholarship is open to US citizens. THE ONLY ONE

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS 

  • SCSF awards individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to each qualifying student and reapply annually, from admission through graduation.
  • The grant can be used to cover tuition and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and certain living costs.

WHAT ARE THE  SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARS?

SCSF attracts candidates from all backgrounds, across the country. All have a compelling desire to pursue higher education, despite many personal and socio-economic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, previous incarceration, interrupted schooling, poverty, and homelessness.

They are hard-working, resilient, and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities and look to SCSF to make their ambitions and dreams possible.

A recent snapshot of Shawn Carter Scholars and applicants seeking SCSF support reveals the following:

How much is the Shawn Carter scholarship?

All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by performing community service and serving as a mentor to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

By doing this, each Shawn Carter Scholar will receive between $1,500 and $2,500 a year.

Applicants may reapply each year.

The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Shawn Carter Scholarship Eligibility

  • All high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate college students (year 2 or year 4), and students in trade or vocational schools who meet the requirements below are eligible.
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be 25 years old or younger
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

How to Apply for Shawn Carter Scholarship 

To apply, the applicant can create a new account to submit an online application through the given linked :

Supporting Documents for the Shawn Carter Scholarship

  • Talk about yourself and use specific details when sharing your extracurricular activities. They don’t know anything about you until you share it with them. Specific details can help them understand how great you are. The same can be said for your essay. Don’t expect the essay to be too long, but make sure your essay helps us learn more about you and your prospects.
  • The photo is optional. If you choose to provide a photo, please submit a headshot from the shoulders up similar to an ID card.

Shawn Carter Scholarship Application Deadline:

Applications begin April 1 and close on April 30, 2022 (11:59 pm EST). Incomplete or late applications are not eligible. So the scholarship is not currently ongoing, but you can check back next year.

Link for more information: Click on the link.

WHEN CAN I BEGIN THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION?

You can start your application on April 1st.

WHEN IS THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE?

The application deadline is April 30th  (11:59 PM EST)Please note that incomplete and late applications are not eligible.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP

All high school seniors, GED holders, undergraduate college students (2yr or 4yr), and trade or vocational school students who meet the requirements below are eligible.

US citizen or permanent resident
25 years or younger
Minimum GPA 2.0

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND A VOCATIONAL SCHOOL TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

NO, see eligibility requirements above.

DO I HAVE TO CURRENTLY ENROLL IN SCHOOL TO APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

You do not have to be currently enrolled in school to apply, but you must show evidence from an accredited institution that you will enroll and that the scholarship support you seek will apply there.

MY SCHOOL DOES NOT USE A 4.0 GRADE SCALE, HOW CAN I CONVERT MY GRADES INTO THIS SCALE?

If your school uses numerical grades, use the GPA conversion table  HERE.

I DO NOT HAVE A VERY HIGH GPA, DO I HAVE A CHANCE TO RECEIVE THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

Yes, we take into account many factors when determining your scholarship application. Leadership, community service, socioeconomic factors, the quality of your essay, and other strengths are taken into account in the decision-making process.
Our typical scholarship recipients demonstrate resilience in the face of hardship, give back to their communities, and have a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0. Students with GPAs above this range are still encouraged to apply.

HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE MY CHANCES OF RECEIVING THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

Here are some steps you can take:

1-Start your application early and complete it on time. The earlier you start the application, the better chance you have of submitting it before the deadline. You also have more time to ask us questions if any part of the process needs clarification.

2: Tell us about yourself and use specific details when sharing your extracurricular activities. We don’t know anything about you until you share it with us. Specific details can help us understand how great you are. The same can be said for your essay. We don’t expect the essay to go on for long, but make sure your essay helps us learn more about you and your prospects.

3-Check your application for grammatical and spelling errors.

4-The photo is optional. If you choose to provide a photo, please send us a headshot similar to an ID card.

If your question has not been answered above, please direct your inquiry to: scsfapplicant@shawncartersf.com.

ARE GRADUATED STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

We do not provide funds for students who are pursuing graduate studies next fall.


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