The Shawn Carter Foundation, which funds the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF), was established in 2003 by Shawn Carter (aka Jay Z) and his mother, Gloria Carter. These scholarships are open to students across the United States. The scholarship committee is looking for applicants who have prevailed despite a variety of personal and socioeconomic setbacks. Some of the issues past winners have dealt with include poverty, being formerly incarcerated, homelessness, interrupted schooling, and teen pregnancy. In order to make the educational aspirations of these resilient students easier to attain, the SCSF offers annual scholarships. The students who win a SCSF award have succeeded despite overwhelming odds. If you have experienced setbacks, but have prevailed, apply now!
Who is eligible to apply for the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund?
- High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools
- US citizen or Permanent Resident
- 25 years old or younger
- Minimum 2.0 GPA
Remember, the application has a few components, including an essay that should make your experiences come to life. Be sure to use specific details to show who you are, and also, don’t forget that all important grammar and spellcheck that shows you care. The earlier you start your application, the better your chances of completing a top-notch application.
How much are the Shawn Carter Scholarships worth?
SCSF award winners will receive scholarships worth from $1500 to $2500 each year as long as they are in good standing.
When is the Shawn Carter Scholarship application due?
The deadline for the application is April 30, 2021 (11:59 PM EST).
Questions? Check out the FAQs page found here.
Still have questions? Please email [email protected] for answers.
Best of luck to all applicants!