If you know someone in high school or college, it is highly recommended that you share this post with them as today is the last day that the Shawn Carter Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications!
Founded on the belief that any motivated individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education, Jay-Z and his mother Gloria Carter started The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) in hopes of “removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college.”
According to the Shawn Carter Scholarship website:
The SCF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies, is accepted as a recipient and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation up to six years and the age of 25. The grant can 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 Foundation Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring SCF Scholars.
Click here to apply.