Scholarship Opportunities

The Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated has awarded nearly $1.8 million in scholarships and grants-in-aid to deserving students in the Puget Sound region. 

Scholarships for High School Seniors

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 an accredited technical/vocational program in the fall of the year following high-school graduation (online degrees and for-profit trade schools do not qualify.)

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

 

 

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/ by March 1, 2021.

 

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.)

Supplemental Support Scholarships

for Matriculated College Students

The Supplemental Support Scholarship is for college students in need of tuition assistance or who have basic or urgent need for financial support. These awards will be determined on a case by case basis and are defined as follows:

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Basic Need (Books, supplies, laptops/technology or equipment)

  • Urgent Need (Medical/dental, food and transportation)

Scholarships will be awarded to students confronted with an unmet financial need during their academic experience. Examples may include but are not limited to the following situations.

  1. The student requires ongoing financial support to afford tuition fees.

  2. The student has exhausted available financial aid, both federal and private, and still has an outstanding account balance.

  3. The student has experienced an unforeseen personal crisis (e.g., death of an immediate family member, a natural disaster, pending eviction, burglary, or fire) that has resulted in financial hardship and an inability to meet college financial obligations.

Eligibility Criteria

All students applying for the Supplemental Support Scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Be an African American female or male student, and a U.S. citizen at the time they apply

  2. Demonstrate financial need

  3. Be actively enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education including a four-year college or university, community college, or an accredited technical/vocational program (online degrees and for-profit trade schools do not qualify)

  4. Be in good academic standing at their chosen institution of higher education

  5. Reside (your residence when not in school) within Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter’s geographic and service area (King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Clallam or Jefferson counties in Washington State).

  6. Demonstrate continued involvement in service to the African American community.

  7. Participate in extracurricular involvement throughout their undergraduate academic career. 

 

Applications for Supplemental Support will be periodically reviewed and awarded throughout the academic year. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

 

How to Apply

To apply for a Greater Seattle (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Supplemental Support Scholarship, please complete the application at:  https://seattlefoundation.smapply.org/prog/LinksSupplemental2020/

 

Please email scholarships@seattlefoundation.org or call (206) 515-2119 if you have any questions.

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

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