ENGLEWOOD – Two new $ 1,000 scholarships are available for high school graduates living in Englewood or West Englewood.
The Resident Association of Greater Englewood, an organization that supports local residents, awards two grants to graduating seniors: the Samaiya Butler HBCU Scholarship and the Re-Up Neighbor Scholarship.
Applications for the scholarships are now possible. The application deadline is July 30th at 11:59 p.m.
Recognition: Resident Association of Greater Englewood
The Samaiya Butler Scholarship, named after the daughter of RAGE co-founder Asiaha Butler, goes to a college graduate who has declared that he wants to enroll in a historically black college or university. Butler’s daughter, a graduate of HBCU’s Spelman College, was previously an intern at RAGE
Students who intend to attend a recognized university or vocational school can apply for the Re-Up scholarship.
To apply for Re-Up, students must have a grade point average of 2.5, an official transcript, a digital photo and an essay of at least 400 words and a maximum of 500 words. The requirements for the Samaiya Butler Scholarship are the same, but students are also required to submit a resume showing their community service work.
The winners will be informed in the first week of August and celebrated at an Englewood Stomp the Yard event on August 7th. The celebration will honor all budding college freshers on-site with food, games, music, and more.
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