Featured Scholarships

Dorothy Harris Endowed Scholarship For Women The Dorothy Harris Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Dorothy Harris, pioneer and advocate for women in sports. Its goal is to assist women graduate students pursuing one of the following fields of study: Physical Education, Sport Management, Sport Psychology or Sport Sociology. As a sports psychologist, Dr. Harris spent many years studying the positive influence of sports participation on athletes. She received the first Fulbright scholarship ever awarded to someone in the field of Sport Psychology, and was the first resident sport psychologist at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 1980. She became known and internationally acclaimed as an advocate for women in sport through her books, articles and presentations around the world. She firmly believed that sports participation was as important and beneficial for females as males, and spent her lifetime fighting for the rights of young girls and women to play sports.

Award Amount: Up to $3,000 Deadline: December 31, 2008

Website/Contact Info: www.womenssportsfoundation.org/Content/Grants-And-Scholarships/Scholarships/Dorothy-Harris-Endowed-Scholarship.aspx <http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/Content/Grants-And-Scholarships/Scholarships/Dorothy-Harris-Endowed-Scholarship.aspx>

Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers  Established by novelist Marita Golden to honor excellence in fiction writing by students of African descent enrolled full time as an undergraduate or graduate student in any college or university in the United States.  At the time of submission, applicants must be enrolled in a college or university full time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Writers who have published a book in any genre are ineligible.  The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation is the nation’s resource center for writers, readers, and supporters of Black literature. The only organization of its kind that provides culturally sensitive services and guidance for Black writers at every stage of their development.
Award Amount : $500 – $1,000  Deadline: January 15, 2009 

Website/Contact Info: www.hurston-wright.org/hww_award_for_college_writers.shtml <http://www.hurston-wright.org/hww_award_for_college_writers.shtml>

Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholarship  The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘full ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the fall of 2009.  Students will receive full tuition and stipends to cover room and board (on-campus only) and books up to 10 semesters. Students must meet the required academic standards each semester to renew the funds each year. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors.  To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:  1) A United States Citizen 2) Current high school seniors attending school in the United States (applicant must be anticipating completion of high school degree in the Spring of 2008). 3) Minimum high school grade point average of 3.50 (on a 4.00 grade scale, excluding home school studies) and Minimum SAT score of 1300 — combined math and verbal score/ or ACT score of 28. 4) Applicants must have applied and accepted to an HBCU by July 1, 2009. 5) Applicants must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities.  Deadline: January 17, 2009 

Award Amount: 100% of tuition and books 

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