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    DCBF Annual Collegiate Scholarship Competition

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Darin C. Banks Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 3, 2024
    3 awards worth

    $1,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    January 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    The DCBF Annual Collegiate Scholarship Competition annually awards $1,000 to three (3) high school seniors between the ages of 16 and 18. To be considered for the competition, interested students must be planning to enroll full-time in an accredited university for the upcoming academic year, and submit a completed application, a copy of their birth certificate, an official transcript, a copy of their ACT/SAT scores, 2 recommendation letters, a resume, and a copy of their college acceptance letter.

    If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Darin C. Banks Foundation

    The Darin C. Banks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was formed in honor of Darin Catrell Banks, a wonderful husband, seasoned procurement professional, mentor and philanthropist. Darin passed away in 2009. During Darin's life, he worked tirelessly to achieve his educational and professional goals and to help others achieve theirs. DCBF offers students practical and sound advice on financial literacy, interviewing skills, resume preparation, college success tips, successful career management and entrepreneurship.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens

    Minimum GPA

    3.0

    Minimum Age

    16 years old

    Maximum Age

    18 years old

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a copy of their birth certificate.

    Essay

    Proof of enrollment

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Two letters of recommendation

    SAT Score

    ACT Score

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for both full and part-time enrollment statuses.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The DCBF Annual Collegiate Scholarship Competition winner will be announced: April 5, 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Darin C. Banks Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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