Dr. Teresa D. Drummond Scholarship Application

THE MISSION

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Delaware Chapter (NC100BW-DE), advocates on behalf of Black women and girls through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.


The NC100BW-DE Scholarship Fund honors
Dr. Teresa D. Drummond, a scholar devoted to national
public service.  Dr. Drummond served as the first
Vice-President for the local Delaware Chapter.  To date, NC100BW-DE has awarded more than $275,000 in scholarships.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarships are offered in three categories: 

 

  • High school senior that has been accepted into a technical trade, associate or undergraduate degree program.

 

  • A matriculating student enrolled in a technical trade, associate, or undergraduate degree program. 

 

  • Non-traditional adult students who have experienced a gap in education and are accepted, enrolled or attending an accredited institution for a technical trade, associate or undergraduate degree program (for example, a GED recipient; a person in the workforce returning to school; or someone who is not a recent high school graduate).

 

 

**Our scholarship is open to both male and female candidates. Members or family members of a member(s) of the Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. are not eligible to apply. **

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Scholarship applicants must submit the following documents:

 

1. A completed scholarship application form.  

 

2. An official transcript verifying grade point average of 2.5 or higher for traditional students. Non-Traditional applicants may submit evidence of GED, high school diploma GPA, post-high school studies GPA or undergraduate transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.0 if accepted or enrolled (or minimum GPA of 2.5 if attending).

3. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or academic merit. Applicant must check the box that describes the category for which you are applying:

 

  • Academic Merit

  • Financial Need and Academic Merit

 

4. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) generated Expected Family Income (EFC)
if applying for financial need.  

 

5. Two reference letters on official letterhead demonstrating a commitment to public service.  Letters cannot be submitted by the applicant’s family members and should include:

  • Name and position of person providing the reference, 

  • Length of time the applicant has been involved with the organization,

  • Explanation of the applicant’s involvement in the organization, 

  • Current and past roles and responsibilities of the applicant, and 

  • Applicant’s accomplishments in the organization.

 

6. An essay, from one of the topics provided, that meets the following guidelines:

  • Two (2) page maximum, typed, double-spaced 

  • Original writing of at least 750 words 

  • Organizational structure, development of topic and clarity, with correct grammar

  • If applicable, citations should be included to identify all references

Essay Topics

Please select one of the essay topics below

  1. Think about an experience in your life when you felt an inequity in the area of education, health, or economic empowerment. How did you handle it? What, if anything, would you have changed in your approach to dealing with the situation?

  2. Discuss an issue of concern affecting Black women and/or girls that you would advocate for and why.  What would be your call to action?

  3. Describe an activity that you have participated in that exhibits your leadership potential. How do you envision utilizing the same leadership skill(s) to positively impact your community?

NOTE:  Applicants who have applied for this scholarship previously, must select a new essay topic.  No preference will be given to prior winners.

*Please direct questions to ncbwofdelaware@outlook.com. Please be certain to list “NC100BW-DE Scholarship” in the subject line of your e-mail. 

 

Please submit all required documents listed on page 2  via our webpage by
Friday, April 30, 2021.

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