Richard L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship 2018

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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The Richard L. Sykes Memorial Scholarship is being offered to award up to five (5) renewable NEED BASED scholarships of up to $5,000 for college freshmen (Class of 2022) beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholarships are renewable up to five (5) years of undergraduate enrollment.

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

-Student MUST have earned a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and this must be demonstrated by the submission of a high school final transcript.

-Student MUST have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and have a demonstrated need as verified by the students' institution.

-Student MUST reside in or be a permanent resident of the greater Los Angeles Area and live in one of the following zip codes: 90000-93888.

-Student MUST be an African-American college freshman in the fall of 2018, who has been accepted  FULL TIME admittance at in any UNCF member institution, other HBCU, or an accredited four-year institution.

*Preference shall be given to the following candidates: students attending Historically Black College or Universities (HBCU's)-particularly UNCF member institution.

Application Process: Students will need to complete an online application for the program, complete with a letter of recommendation, a one-page personal essay of career interest, and a current transcript.

Please allow 6-8 weeks from the close of the program for notifications of selected and non-selected students to be made. If after that time there are inquiries, you may contact Ms. JaiSun McCormick via email at

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