Two Scholarships From the National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW)

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The National Hook-Up of Black Women (NHBW) is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of families through the arts, culture, health wellness, education and human service programs. Through their mission, they support and sponsor community-based health and human service initiatives. They also present and preserve the achievements of African-American women and their significant contribution to society.
They promote and sponsor projects that improve and enrich lives through the arts and cultural currents of the community as well as education; Prepare women and girls for community service and leadership; and Advocate for the well-being of women and their families.

The organization currently offers two annual scholarships: The Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarship and the Dr. Wynetta A Frazier "Sister-to-Sister" Scholarship:

The purpose of the Dr. Arnita Young-Boswell Scholarship, in honor of the organization's founder, is to recognize and honor African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their education.

The Wynetta A. Frazier “Sister-to-Sister” Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to mature African American Women in their pursuit of post-secondary education. An applicant must be a returning student, whose education was interrupted by family responsibilities or other personal demands and is now ready to complete college or one who is entering college for the first time because of these factors. All applicants must meet the prescribed scholarship criteria.

Both scholarships require two letters of recommendation; an official transcript from the last college/university you attended, if you are a continuing or returning student or official high school transcript, if you are a first-time student; a recent photo with full name listed on back; and a personal statement.

The deadline for both scholarships is usually in February, and the award amount is $500 to $1,000.

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