As part of our dedication to promoting personal and professional development, SMILE Project Empowers, Inc. is awarding four scholarships to students who plan to attend a college, university, or vocational school during the Fall of 2021 in the amount of $1,250 each. These scholarships are available to new and returning college students attending school in the United States.
Interested applicants should submit the information requested below and provide the following via email to be considered:
-A one to two page, typed essay to introduce yourself, identify the scholarship category for which you would like to be considered, the contributions you feel qualify you to be the recipient of the selected scholarship, and your plans for furthering your education.
-At least one letter of recommendation from a community or school leader that will speak to your qualifications for this scholarship
-A copy of your most current transcript
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO NO LATER THAN MARCH 1, 2021
Scholarships being awarded:
*Dorothy Jean Booker Merritt- The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated commitment to impacting their community through independently performed service projects or participation in other initiatives that encourage interpersonal connection.
*Milton Merritt, Sr.- The recipient of this scholarship will have demonstrated a bold, trailblazing spirit that reflects a desire to positively impact their community in one, or more, of these areas: political action, civic involvement, or religious ministry.
*Ruth Merritt-This scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who commits to pursue a degree in the field of education.
*Shelton Merritt-This scholarship will be awarded to a recipient who commits to pursue official training related to a trade.
Please send the requested information to no later than March 1, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 31, 2021. Scholarship funds will be awarded once an acceptance letter to a college/university is provided.