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Please read carefully through the scholarship requirements below. Failure to adhere will result in disqualification from award selection.


The application is closes promptly on July 31st 2024 (7/31/24) at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.


Annie Ibok Scholarship applicants must fulfill the following criteria in order to be considered:

  • Be a rising college freshmen (priority to recent high school graduates)

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Attend and graduate from the following counties in Washington or California:

    • California​


    • Washington​



When applying for the Annie Ibok Scholarship, applicants must also submit the following:


  • A completed application form​​

  • One (1) scanned high school transcript (signed by a school official)

    • Filename Format: Last_First_Transcript.pdf​

  • One (1) one academic letter of recommendation (signed)

    • Filename Format: Last_First_LOR.pdf​

    • Signature Requirements

      • If LOR is not scanned, a digital signature is required

      • If LOR is scanned, a physical signature is required

  • One (1) Up-to-date resume

    • Filename Format: Last_First_Resume.pdf​

  • One (1) one high-resolution business professional/casual photo (no selfies)

    • Filename Format: Last_First_Headshot.jpg (.png and .jpeg also acceptable)​

  • One (1) answered essay question (select from the questions in the next section)
    *Note: Award preference is given to those who answer question 1. *


Question 1: What qualities do you see in Annie Ibok that you also see in yourself? How will this help you at your HBCU?

Question 2: Describe the civil/political landscape where and when your HBCU was founded. How does that connect to your desire to attend?

Question 3: What does the term "give back" mean to you? How does this apply to your HBCUs mission, and how do you plan to give back with an education from your HBCU?

Question 4: For decades, HBCUs have provided academic opportunities to underserved and underrepresented students of color. In this modern era, are HBCUs relevant and necessary? Why or why not?

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