Black Scholarship Committee
Inclusivity is a paramount value within our organization and we have sought to create a space for all involved with our organization, students, and themtors. However, we recognize that the majority of students currently served by our organization are non-Black Latinx. We recognize that anti-Blackness exists within our Latinx communities, and this, too, affects our relationships at home and with community members. We also recognize that “inclusivity” is not enough. We - as a community and as non-profit leaders - must do more to break apart racist systems and the privileges afforded by them. In response we have funded a $1,000 Black student scholarship.
1) Must be a Black student
2) You must be a current student at an undergraduate university or have already obtained an undergraduate degree.
3) You must originate from a high school, non-traditional G.E.D school, or community college from the San Joaquin Valley.
Starting July 1st, 2020 the committee members will be required to create a scholarship application. This includes scholarship question(s), requirements, deadlines, and rubric. They will then evaluate each application with the rubric they created. Each committee member will bring in the application with the highest score for further consideration amongst the entire scholarship committee, in which they will collectively choose a winner. The identity and personal information of all applicants will be kept anonymous to the scholarship committee. The winner of the scholarship will only be announced if they did not require confidentiality. This job ends when the committee decides on application closing and announcements.
People that take part in our scholarship committee will be paid a $100 dollar stipend.