Sunday, September 12, 2004

Scholarships for Young Women of Color

The following text is from the Third Wave website. I'm just passing along the information.

Third Wave Scholarships

Know of any young women of color (30 and under) activists, cultural workers, artists, etc. who are in school either part time/full time who want to apply for this scholarship? Third Wave Foundation Scholarship Program is available to all full-time or part-time students, age 30 and under, who are enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an accredited university, college, vocational/technical school or community college.

The primary criteria to qualify for a Third Wave scholarship is vigorous engagement in activist work and financial need. The Scholarship Committee prioritizes applicants who have limited access to financial resources and whose civic, community, or cultural work shows a commitment to social justice. Within our scholarship grantmaking, the Woodlake Fund provides scholarships for young women of color who prioritize social justice and the work done in the spirit of justice and equality over academic performance, and who integrate social justice into all areas of their lives.

Students applying for grants should also be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality. The amount of each scholarship is decided after careful review of the student's financial aid report.

The number of scholarships awarded depends on the amount of each award. Scholarships range in amount from $500 and $5,000 each. Our deadlines are April 1 and October 1.

DEADLINE: October 1 for Spring 2004

ELIGIBILITY:

1. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited university.

2. Under the age 30.

3. Demonstrate financial need - Primary criterion.

4. Be full-time or part-time.

5. Be involved as activists, artists, or cultural workers working on issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, or other forms of inequality.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Application Form available at:
http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org/programs/scholarships.html

2. 500-word Essay

3. Official Transcripts (and high school transcripts for college freshman).

4. Two letters of recommendation.

5. Copy of Financial Aid Report from school

6. Copy of parent's/guardian's most recent tax return (or your own if you are completely economically independent from parents/guardians.)

The number of scholarships awarded depends on the amount of each award.

Scholarships range in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

QUESTIONS: Contact Third Wave Foundation at:

Third Wave Foundation
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor  New York, NY 10003
tel: 212.675.0700
fax: 212.255.6653
http://www.thirdwavefoundation.org

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