Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship 2020

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The Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship is open to current sophomores, juniors, or seniors, who attend an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).  This is a need-based scholarship that will be awarded during the 2021-2022 academic year. 

 Eligibility Requirements 

 Applicants for the Renee Starks Steed Memorial Scholarship program must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  1. Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Complete  a  Free Application  for  Federal  Student  Aid  ("FAFSA") form and Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college  or  university.
  3. Preference will be given to students of color.
  4. Be an undergraduate student who is sophomore, junior or senior at a HBCU.
  5. Be an undergraduate student who is majoring in fashion, fashion marketing, or some other very similar major, such as textile and apparel design.

 Application Requirements 

For consideration, applicants must submit the online application complete with the following required application materials by the application due date of  January 20, 2022. 

  1. Current academic transcript. 
  1. One letter of recommendation.
  1. A 500-word essay on  statement of career interest 

 Letter of Recommendation/Reference 

One letter of recommendation is reuired  to complete this application. The recommender should be a non-relative. The letter of recommendation needs to be completed through the online application system by the application due date of  January 20, 2022. Emailed letters of recommendation will not be accepted. 

 Applicants should give the recommender ample time to complete the letter of recommendation by entering all recommender information (name and email address) as early as possible. The recommender will be sent automated instructions at the email address provided to submit the letter of recommendation in the Application System.  

Applicants will receive an "Invite References" reminder, until a recommender is invited. 

For more information/questions, please email DeAndre Elerson


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