APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday March 27, 2020, 11:59 PM
The LEAD RIGHT Scholarship Fund was established to recognize, celebrate and affirm Authentic Leadership among underrepresented students of color in the Washington, DC/Metropolitan area. We believe more of these students deserve to be seen and heard on college campuses. Their experiences inform their decisions to improve themselves through the pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities, ultimately resulting in displays of selfless and righteous leadership in their homes, schools and communities.
Recent reports indicate that the college enrollment rate for Black and Hispanic students hovers well below 40%, with both tied at 36%, compared to 65% for Asian students and 41% for White students (The Condition of Education 2019). These percentages are even lower for American Indian/Alaska Native students. Consequently, the DMV Youth Leadership Coalition is committed to providing one-time financial scholarships to underrepresented students of color that have been accepted for enrollment at U.S. colleges/universities. Monetary scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded to two (2) deserving females and two (2) deserving males in April/May 2020.
- U.S. Citizen
- Underrepresented Student of Color
- 3.0 GPA (or better)
- Confirmed U.S. College/University Acceptance
- Unofficial/Official High School Transcript
- School Contact Recommendation (Typed and Signed) on High School Letterhead
- Community Contact Recommendation (Typed and Signed)
- College Acceptance Letter(s)
STEP ONE: E-MAIL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (AS SINGLE PDF FILE) TO:
Type “2020 LEAD RIGHT Supporting Docs” in the subject line