Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Jay-Z, founder of the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Established by rapper Jay-Z and his mother Gloria, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) was founded on the idea that motivated individuals in need should have the opportunity to advance his or her education by eliminating some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college. The SCSF plays an essential role in expanding college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults.
The SCSF provides individual scholarships paid directly to the educational institution to any applicant who qualifies and reapplies yearly from admission to graduation. The award may be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.

All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by performing community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

Eligibility requirements:

* Must be a high school senior, students with GED diplomas, undergraduate (2 year or 4 year) college students, and vocational or trade school students.

* US citizen or Permanent Resident

* 25 years old or younger

* Minimum GPA 2.0

The deadline for this scholarship is usually in APRIL, and the award amount is usually up to $7,500.

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