First Class Scholarship 2014

The scholarship application period for this program has closed, so you cannot apply at this time.
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The UNCF and award winning journalist Alison Stewart, author of the book First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America's First Black Public High School, have partnerned to create the First Class Scholarship to provide scholarship opportunities for high school seniors from Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, DC. The scholarship provides up to $5,000  ($2,500 per semester) to eligible applicants who meet the following criteria:
1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior  from Paul L. Dunbar Senior High School in WASHINGTON, DC at the time of application.
2. Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
3. Applicants must enroll at a four year college or university in Fall 2014.
4.. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need (will be verified upon final selection).
A completed application also includes the following components:
1. Updated transcript with most recent grade point average. Transcript does not have to be official in order to be attached to application.
2. Well organized, cohesive essay. For details, please go to the essay section of the application.
3. Letter of acceptance to a 4 year college or university for Fall 2014
4. Reference Form from a faculty or staff member familiar with the student's academic performance.
The deadline for all materials is May 16, 2014 at 11:59pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. No exceptions.

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