The LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship for Change provides renewable, need-based scholarship of up to $4,000 per year, not to exceed five (5) years, to African American males, who are graduating high school seniors, planning to attend an accredited four-year HBCU in the Fall of 2021 with preference given to District of Columbia Public School (DCPS) students.
The LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship for Change also offers Emergency Student Aid (ESA) grants, up to $500 per year, to scholarship award recipients throughout their college enrollment. ESA grants will be processed on a case-by-case basis, based on the availability of funds.
LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Be a Black/African American male;
2. Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.0 but not higher than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate unmet need as verified by the financial aid office of their attending college or university; and
4. Be a current high school senior planning to enroll full-time at any UNCF Member Institution or other accredited four-year HBCU commencing Fall 2021. Preference shall be given to candidates who are graduating seniors of Washington, DC Public Schools.
For consideration, applicants must submit the online application for the program complete with a letter of recommendation, current transcript, and one-page personal statement describing an obstacle faced in life and why obtaining a college degree is important. The application must be submitted by Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
Selected students will receive a need-based scholarship, up to $4,000 annually, through graduation, based on the availability of funds and upon meeting the following program renewal criteria:
1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4 point scale; and
2. Annually complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and demonstrate unmet need as verified by the financial aid office of their attending college or university.
For questions or additional information regarding the LeBlanc/Baker Scholarship for Change, please feel free to contact Pia Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org.