HOW TO APPLY

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

DEADLINE

The application period closes on July 30th, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM

ELIGIBILITY

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​

      • ALL COUNTIES​

    • Washington​

      • ALL COUNTIES​

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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 and scanned)

    • 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.pdf​

  • One (1) answered essay question (select from the questions in the next section)

ESSAY QUESTIONS

Question 1: Why are you choosing an HBCU for your undergraduate studies?

 

Question 2: What does the term "Give Back" mean to you? How does this apply to your HBCU's mission, and how do you plan to give back with an education from your HBCU?

Question 3: 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?

Question 4: In recent years, we've seen an influx of enrollment to HBCUs. What was the cause of this, and why do you believe that this increased enrollment positively impacts the black community?