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Jay-Z’s Foundation Giving Back To The Community Through Scholarships

Georgette April 24, 2013 News No Comments

Jay-Z’s story is not your typical rags to riches story, which makes this opportunity for young students amazing. From growing up in Brooklyn to now being a multi-millionaire with endeavors beyond music, his philanthropic efforts expand beyond what he experienced as a youth. Last year before he performed at the Carnegie Hall benefit concerts, he held a press conference for the Shawn Carter Foundation, which teamed up with United Way to bring young high school students scholarships. It’s not enough to say how important it is to focus on underserved youth. Check out the press conference below and forward this to any and everyone. The scholarship is opened to the public so please spread the word!

Scholarship details are below:

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be a US Citizen, 25 years or younger, with at least a 2.0 GPA, who also falls under one of the following categories:

  1. High School Senior
  2. Student who has received their GED diploma
  3. Undergraduate college student pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree
  4. Vocational school student

The application must be completed by the published deadline date- May 31, 2013 (11:59PM EST).

Once you start your application, you may pause and continue at a later time, but you will not be allowed to continue past the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission, so make sure all questions are answered, and all required documents are included in your final submission.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools,  students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0, and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a  higher educational opportunity. 

This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education.

One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?

CLICK LINK TO APPLY TODAY!!! http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/

This scholarship is open to the public. Please apply before the deadline May 31, 2013.

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About The Author

Georgette Pierre is the executive producer, host, and writer of her own internet radio show, Off the Record with Georgette Pierre. She currently resides in New York City, pursuing her dreams of being a media mogul through TV and radio hosting, and published writing. As a co-founder of new online magazine, The R’ebel Mag, contributing writer to Killer Boombox and MTV's RapFix blog, she finds time to escape the world through music, meditation, and her tumblr. Learn more about her at www.georgettepierre.com.

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