We were told that not enough African American students are applying for these scholarships. There are a number of companies and organizations who have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, but a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of awareness or lack of interest.
Please pass this information on to family members and friends. If you are a current or prospective college student, this info can be very useful.
Sallie Mae Scholarship Programs:
BRIDGING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: The Sallie Mae Fund, the charitable arm of Sallie Mae®, has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to launch a new scholarship program -- the Sallie Mae Fund Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8.
COMPLETING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP: The Sallie Mae Fund will award (260) gap scholarships worth up to $2,500 to minority students and those from underserved communities who are on track to graduate but are at-risk of not completing due to financial emergency or unpaid school bill.
BRIDGING THE DREAM SCHOLARSHIP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: Coming later IN 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will also offer (10) $10,000 scholarship to
minority students and those from disadvantaged communities who are pursuing a graduate degree. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ends March 8.