Thursday, September 16, 2010
Minority Students Are Not Applying For Scholarships!
Here is an excerpt from an email that I received:
The following information is very informative - Please pass it on to schools in the county coordinator's district and to anyone who can use it. It would be great to open these sites and actively pursue Black children who qualify. It's money dedicated to the education of our youth
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ARE NOT APPLYING!
Even if you do not have a college-aged child at home, please share this with someone who does. Though there are a number of companies and organizations that have donated monies for scholarships to be used by African Americans, a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of interest!
No one is going to knock on our doors and ask if we can use a scholarship. Take the initiative to get your children involved. There is no need for money to be returned to donating companies because we fail to apply for it.
Please pass this information on to family members, nieces, nephews, friends with children etc. We must get the word out that money is available!
If you are a college student or getting ready to become one, you probably already know how useful additional money can be. Our youth really could use these scholarships.
To see and receive a listing of the organizations that are providing the scholarships just click here.