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About This Scholarship

to give deserving young black women rewards for their education. A black female applicant must meet the following requirements: – Have a permanent address in Winnebago County OR be related to Dr. Gussie M. Ware. – Be a high school senior or GED recipient beginning postsecondary education for the first time.

Eligibility Criteria For Dr-Gussie-m-ware-memorial-scholarship

Here are some common eligibility criteria that may apply:

  • Black or African American Heritage: Scholarship programs targeting black women academics typically require applicants to self-identify as Black or African American.
  • Gender: The scholarship may be specifically open to women or individuals who identify as female.
  • Academic Pursuits: Applicants should typically be pursuing higher education or academic studies, such as undergraduate or graduate degrees, in any field or discipline.
  • Academic Achievement: Scholarships may have minimum GPA requirements or academic performance criteria that applicants must meet. Academic transcripts or records may be requested as part of the application.
  • Leadership and Community Involvement: Many scholarships value applicants who have demonstrated leadership abilities and active involvement in their communities, whether through extracurricular activities, volunteer work, or leadership roles in organizations.
  • Personal Statement or Essay: Applicants may be required to submit a personal statement or essay that highlights their academic and career goals, aspirations, challenges they have overcome, and how the scholarship will support their educational journey.
  • Financial Need: Some scholarships may consider the applicant’s financial need or limited resources to support their education. Financial information, such as income statements or FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) data, may be required.
  • Letters of Recommendation: The scholarship program may require letters of recommendation from professors, advisors, or individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic abilities, character, and potential.
  • Citizenship or Residency: The scholarship may have specific requirements regarding the applicant’s citizenship or residency status.
  • Enrollment or Acceptance: Applicants may need to be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited educational institution, such as a college or university.

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