The Diverse Voices in Storytelling Scholarship Program is a need-based program open to full-time, African American students who attend an accredited HBCU with a declared major in film, creative writing, communications or journalism.
Applicants for the Program must meet the following criteria:
- Posses a minimum cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FASFA") form.
- Have a demonstrated unmet , financial need as verified by their college or university.
- Be an African American student enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year historically black college or university ("HBCU") with an interest in a career focused on storytelling in the media/entertainment field.
- Have a declared major in film, creative writing, communications or journalism.
- Be a junior in the fall of 2017 for the initial award.
In addition, applicants must (i) submit an online application for the Program; (ii) provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or community/organizational leader in support of the applicant's leadership skill and community service involvement; (iii) include a one-page essay describing the applicant's interest in a storytelling-focused career in the media/entertainment field; and (iv) submit a current transcript.
The selected students will receive a scholarship of up to $5,625.
In addition the Scholarship is renewable for an additional year as a senior. Renewal students must:
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Continue to have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university.
- Be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year HBCU and continuing to pursue a major in film, creative writing, communications or journalism.
Students who fail to meet the renewal criteria are no longer eligible for funding from the Program.
Please email David Ray for questions