The Donald and Itasker Thornton Memorial Scholarship (By 5/7/2020)

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The Donald and Itasker Thornton Memorial Scholarship (By 5/7/2020)

Postby ChristineF » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 pm

General Information:
The Thornton Sisters Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation organized for the purpose of annually providing one-year educational scholarship(s) to deserving young females of color.

The scholarship(s) shall be used to contribute to the students' college tuition and/or books depending upon the amount of funds available to the foundation for that fiscal year. All completed applications with their supporting documents must be postmarked no later than May 7 of each calendar year. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. All awards will be presented at the Foundation's Annual Banquet, and the finalists will be notified prior to the formal Awards ceremony.

Student Requirements:
-A New Jersey high school senior.
-A female of color [African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino-American, Caribbean-American, Native American, Asian-American, etc.].
-A high school grade point average (GPA) of C+ or better.
-Submit three (3) letters of recommendation
-Submit most recent copy of parents' income tax statement or any equivalent documentation of parents' income
-Must complete the personal statement section of the application form:
-A 500-word essay describing family background, personal and financial hardships, honors or academic distinctions and community
involvement/activities
-A photograph of applicant must be attached. (Passport PHOTO Size Only)Entering a four-year accredited college or university:
Official verification of college acceptance is required, and all scholarship monies will be payable directly to the college.

See website for all of the details and to download application form:
https://www.thornton-sisters.com/

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