The Shawn Carter Scholarship
The Shawn Carter Foundation, which funds the Shawn Carter Scholarship, was established in 2003 by Shawn Carter (aka Jay Z) and his mother, Gloria Carter.
According to their website, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was “founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.”
Who is eligible to apply for the Shawn Carter Scholarship?
- 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
How much are Shawn Carter Scholarships worth?
Winners will receive scholarships from $1500 to $2500 each year.
When is the Shawn Carter Scholarship application due?
The deadline for the application is April 30th 2017 (11:59 PM EST). Please note that incomplete and late applications are not eligible.
Questions? Check out the FAQs page here.
Best of luck to all applicants!