Scholarship Overview

The Girl Friends Fund Application Criteria

The Girl Friends Fund Scholarship

The Girl Friends Fund, Inc. shall provide financial undergraduate assistance of  at least $1,000 to  qualified students in four year institutions, particularly African American youth. It is hoped that the scholarship awards will promote achievement and encourage exceptional African American youth to seek professional, business or technical careers.

The application process begins within the chapters of The Girl Friends, Inc. In order to be considered for a scholarship, a student must be nominated by a chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc. Each chapter may nominate only one potential scholar. Scholarships will be awarded for up to four years, providing the award recipient satisfies the renewal requirements. To be eligible for consideration, a scholarship applicant must:

√   Be a United States Citizen

√   Be accepted for undergraduate study at a four year accredited institution of higher education

√   Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.3 scale

√   Have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 18

√   Not be related to a GF Fund Member

√   Submit an original personal essay of 250-300 words describing influences that helped shape their life including community service, extra-curricular activities, or a rigorous academic program

The completed application must be submitted by the deadline requirement.

Selection Process  

The Scholarship Selection Committee consists of members drawn nationally from The Girl Friends, Inc. Chapters who are not nominating a candidate. The finalists shall be selected based on the following criteria:

a)  SAT Scores/ACT scores: 15% value

b)  Grades (Overall GPA): 20% value

c  Community Service/Extra Curricula Activities: 15% value

d)  Special Need (financial or other): 20% value

e) Personal Essay: 20% value   f)recommendations 10%

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