Scholarship Opportunities

The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships and grants-in-aid to deserving students in the Puget Sound region.  A few of our available awards include:

  • The Legacy Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding female high school senior of African American descent who plans to attend post-secondary education.

  • The John H. Stanford Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding male high school senior of African American descent who plans to attend post-secondary education.

  • The Marion E. Schultz Sutherland Leadership Scholarship - Awarded to an African American student who plans to attend either a 4 year college or university, a community college or a certificate educational program and shows academic achievement, exemplary character and demonstrated service to the African American community.

  • Scholarships for High School Seniors - Awarded to graduating seniors of African American descent who show academic achievement, demonstrate leadership, participate in community service, and qualify for post-secondary education.

  • Artistic Excellence Scholarships - Awarded to African American students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the arts and plan to attend post-secondary education in visual or performing arts.

Scholarships will be awarded to qualified high school seniors of African American descent who are U.S. citizens and demonstrate exemplary leadership in their family, school and the African American Community. 

Scholarship awards are to be applied towards tuition and educational expenses required for courses at higher education institutions and will be paid directly to the college or university.

Recipients will be selected by an impartial panel of judges convened by the Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links Incorporated. Judges will rank awards based on the merit of the submitted application. 

Eligibility Criteria

All students applying must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be a high school senior of African American descent 

  • Require financial assistance to attend college

  • Demonstrate leadership in school or community

  • Demonstrate achievement in academics

  • Be involved in service to the African American community

  • Be graduating from high school 

  • Plan to attend a four-year college or university, community college or a certificate educational program in the fall of the year following high-school graduation

  • Reside within The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated geographic and service areas (King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam and Jefferson counties)

  • Submit all elements of the application through SurveyMonkey - Apply at: https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/Links_Scholarship/ on or before the deadline of March 1, 2020

  • Attend The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated Awards Ceremony. Date and time to be determined 

 

 

How to Apply

To apply for a Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Scholarship, please complete the application at: https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/Links_Scholarship/ 

 

Please note that all application materials will be submitted online including the following:

  • An essay: In no more than 300 words, evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you

  • A letter of reference from a school mentor, teacher or administrator. (If you are interested in being considered for an Artistic Excellence Scholarship, please submit a recommendation from someone who is familiar with your artistic talent, such as an arts teacher, drama teacher, or music instructor. Only one Letter of Reference is required.)

  • A certified copy of exam transcripts for ACT, SAT and/or AP score(s).

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA or a letter from your future college indicating eligibility for financial aid

  • Signed Press and Media Release

  • An official or unofficial high school transcript. (If selected as a scholarship recipient, you will be required to submit an official high school transcript.)

National Headquarters

1200 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005

Phone (202) 842-8686

Greater Seattle Chapter

PO Box 22061

Seattle, WA 98122-0061

greaterseattle@linksinc.org

© 2019 by Techphix for The Greater Seattle Links, Inc.