Skanner Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

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Skanner Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

The Skanner News is presenting to you the 2022 Skanner Foundation Scholarship undergraduate students who maintain full-time status at an accredited, post-secondary institution beginning in the fall of the year. Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books, and other educational expenses. The scholarship amount ranges between $1,000 to $3,000. The amount will be transferred directly to the institution. Individuals applying for a scholarship must forward one complete application packet to the given address below to qualify. Applications for the 2022 scholarships must be postmarked no later than October 8, 2021. Facsimiles and incomplete packets will not be accepted.

The award letters for the winners will be forwarded to recipients only by The Skanner Foundation. The initial award and any renewals are in the sole discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Recipients are required to allow that their receipt of a scholarship award may be publicized by the scholarship sponsors. A representative of the Scholarship Committee may also call applicants for an interview. To apply, the applicants are required to submit a 600 words minimum essay on the given topic. Applicants are also required to have performed a minimum of 20 active service hours within the 12-month preceding the application deadline. Scholarship applicants and recipients should complete and submit the Confirmation of Community Service Form as certification of service performed. Confirmation forms should be completed for each project. Applicants and recipients may make copies of the form as needed.

The Skanner is a website and newspaper published in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Established in 1975, The Skanner News Group has advanced the cause of the Black Press in the North-Western United States. Through the newspapers and the Web site, The Skanner has provided regional and national corporate advertisers a variety of methods to effectively market their products and services to our readers.   

Brief Description

Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:

OrganizationThe Skanner News
Education LevelUndergraduate
SubjectsAll
Amount$1,000-3,000
Access ModeOnline
Number of AwardsVaries
CityAny
NationalityDomestic
CountryUSA
Contest DeadlineOctober 8, 2021
Application FeesNot required
RequirementsEssay, transcripts, Confirmation of Community Service Form

Who is Eligible?

Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:

  • Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Attending a post-secondary, accredited institution or planning to attend
  • Plans to attend school for the entire academic year, beginning in the fall, 12 credit hours per quarter
  • Completed 20 hours of “active” community service within the past 12-months with certified documentation
  • Leadership involvement

How to Apply?

The interested individuals are required to fill out the application form given on the scholarship portal and submit it there only. Additionally, the candidates are required to submit a 600 words minimum essay using one of the following topics. It is also encouraged and preferred that the essays be typed.

  • Why are the academic results of minority youth (k-12), in the areas of reading and mathematics below the national average and what strategies do you believe school systems should implement to improve these statistics?
  • How should the minority community address the nation’s need for economic development? How would you define and address current issues of race relations in America? What challenges are currently faced by young minority males or females?

Mail complete application packets to:

The Skanner Foundation
PO Box 5455
Portland, OR 97228
ATTN: Scholarship Administrator

Email: accounting@theskanner.com

Supporting Documents

Following are the documents that need to be attached with your application form:

  • Official Academic Transcript

Applicants must request an official academic transcript from their most recent school or college. Transcripts must be included in the packets.

  • Confirmation of Community Service Form

Applicants are required to have performed a minimum of 20 active service hours within the 12-month preceding the application deadline. Scholarship applicants and recipients should complete and submit the Confirmation of Community Service Form as certification of service performed. Confirmation forms should be completed for each project. Applicants and recipients may make copies of the form as needed.

Once notified of their selection, scholarship recipients must complete and forward the following items to us by December 1st.

  • Personal Information Form
  • Community Service Verification Form
  • Recent photo of self

Benefits

The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee and out of all, the most deserving candidates will be selected as the winners of the following scholarship. The scholarship awards should be applied toward tuition, room, board and, books and range from $1,000 to $3,000. 

Application Deadline

The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is October 8, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.

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