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Scholarship Application Form

01 Instructions
02 Personal Information
03 High School Information
04 College Information
05 Essay
06 Signature
General Criteria
1. Must be a student of a Baltimore County Public High School
2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
3. Entering college (two or 4 year), trade or vocational school Fall 2018 
4. Must demonstrate a commitment to volunteer and community Involvement
5. Incomplete and inaccurate applications will not be considered

PACKET MUST INCLUDE
1. Completed Online Application. 
2. Mail the following doucments in sealed official envelope from your school.. 
    a. Offical copy of combined SAT scores. 
    b. Official copy of high school transcript. 
3.The following documents can be uploded or mailed. 
    a. Signed authorization allowing scholarship committee to obtain updated GPA. 
    b. Copy of acceptance letter from College or University, trade or vocational school. 
    c. Two Letters of Recommendation - (one must verify volunteer or community service). 
  

DEADLINE
All scholarship packets must be submitted and received by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018. 

MAILING ADDRESS Send scholarship packets to:
Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc.
ATTN: 2017 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 5518
Towson, MD 21285

FOR QUESTIONS & CLARIFICATIONS CONTACT:
Cynthia T. deJesus,
Chairperson 2018 Scholarship Committee
443-831-6827 
Upload a copy of acceptance letters from Colleges, Universitys, trade or vocational schools. 

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 ESSAY GUIDELINES
Choose One of the Following Topics, and Answer in 1000 Words or Less

President Trump

The President of the United States has made a number of statements that many have interpreted as racist. Recently, he is said to have referred to Haiti and countries in Africa using an expletive. While he has denied that he made the remark, the issue created much controversy and sparked an outcry. Regardless of whether or not he used a specific word, does it matter if the President of the United States says derogatory things about countries with Black populations? Would saying such statements make him a racist? Explain. Be sure to explain what you mean by the term racist.



HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have a long and rich history of educating African Americans. However, the country has changed quite a bit since many of these schools were founded. Some observers say that there is no longer a need for colleges and universities that have a special focus on African Americans. What do you think? Is there still a role for colleges and universities that have a special focus on African Americans?



Baltimore Crime

Baltimore City has been experiencing extremely high levels of violent crime. In fact, the city has the highest homicide rate of any large city in the United States. While the country as a whole has had record low levels of crime, and most big cities have seen the lowest levels of violent crime in decades, Baltimore has been facing the opposite, with record high levels violent crime. What explains this phenomenon? What can young people do about this issue?



Hip Hop Music and Television

Hip Hop songs and television shows like Love and Hip Hop are wildly popular among young people. But many observers say that these songs and these television shows promote negative images and behavior. The critics claim the songs and television shows promote sex, drug use and negative stereotypes of African Americans. These critics argue that today’s popular music and television shows are ultimately a detriment to the African American community. Defenders of this music and television shows say the critics are wrong. This is all just entertainment and to the extent that there is any negative content, it just reflects reality. What do you think? Are these popular songs and television shows actually a detriment to the African American community or is this much ado about nothing?
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Please remember to do the following by the deadline April 26, 2018 or your application will be rejected.

Mail the following doucments in sealed official envelope from your school
a. Offical copy of combined SAT scores
b. Official copy of high school transcript.

MAILING ADDRESS Send scholarship packets to:
Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, Inc.
ATTN: 2017 SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 5518
Towson, MD 21285


I declare that all of the above statements are true. I am also willing to appear for a personal interview or to forward any additional information, if necessary. I further understand that this scholarship will be awarded in a lump sum for one year (2018). I agree to accept the decision of the Baltimore County African American Festival Cultural Association, Inc.