In partnership with UNCF, Crown Castle has developed the Crown Castle Opportunity Scholarship Program to provide need-based scholarships to African-American/Black college students who exhibit determination, integrity, and perseverence in overcoming adversity. Crown Castle Opportunity Scholars will each receive a $10,000 annual academic scholarship, renewable for up to 1 year for scholars who continue to meet eligibility requirements.
This scholarship opportunity is open to students currently classified as college juniors from all academic majors, with priority given to applicants with majors that position them to apply to Crown Castle-led internship and rotational programs (including but not limited to: accounting, business, computer science, engineering, finance, information technology, political science, and pre-law).
- Have a minumum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Be African-American/Black and a US citizen or permanent resident.
- Have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- Have a demonstrated unmet financial need.
- Be currently classified as a college junior and enrolled in an accredited 4-year institution in the US. Students attending an HBCU will be given priority.
Applications must be submitted online by the due date, and must include:
- A current academic transcript.
- A 1-page personal statement.
- One letter of recommendation from a faculty member or administrator.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have submitted complete applications will be notified of scholarship decisions within 8 weeks after the application due date.
Personal Statement Guidance
The applicant's personal statement must be a 1-page (400-600 words) essay about how the applicant has overcome adversity and exemplifies the following behaviors:
- Being clear, collaborative, and forthright.
- Acting with integrity in all areas of their life.
- Showing a drive for continuous learning and development.
- Continuously challenging their assumptions and exploring new alternatives.
Letter of Recommendation Guidance
One letter of recommendation (LOR) is required to complete this application. The recommender must be a faculty member or administrator. The LOR must be made through the online Applicant System, and must be received by the application due date. Emailed LORs will not be accepted.
Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the LOR by entering all recommender information (name and email) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the LOR in the Applicant System. Applicants will receive "Invite References" reminders until a recommender is invited.
Please email Brandi Williams with questions about this scholarship.