Educational Scholarship Award

Dear Scholarship Applicant,

Each year the Collie J. Nicholson Chapter of Grambling State University National Alumni presents an Educational Scholarship Award to a graduating senior within the Dallas Metroplex. Eligible students have applied to the Grambling State University, and their high school profiles demonstrate academic readiness for college, leadership skills, and involvement in the life of the school community and participation in community service activities. Additionally, applicants are judged on their completion of a two-page essay based on one of the confronting issues in our society below.

  1. Does the American Dream still exist? What does it consist of?
  2. What are solutions to prevent high-school dropouts?
  3. Write an editorial to your mayor addressing areas of improvement in your city.
  4. Why do you think HBCU’s are relevant, and what vital role do HBCUs play in our society?

We invite you to apply for our Educational Scholarship Award. You have the option to either apply online using the form below or click here to download the scholarship application and detailed information outlining the process for completing the application. The deadline for submission of all information is July 27, 2019. Please make note that packets must be postmarked by this date. We hope you will consider this scholarship opportunity as you plan for Grambling State University.

In The Tiger Spirit,
Dewanna Jefferson
Scholarship Chairman

Selection Criteria:

  • Grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Class Rank
  • Extra-Curricular Activities
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Community Service
  • ACT Composite score of 20 or better, or SAT score of 940 or better (Critical Reading & Math)
  • Personal Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation (counselor, teacher, principal, manager, or agency of volunteer work)
  • Must have been accepted to Grambling State University

Finalists will be notified no later than July 31, 2019. Final selection will be based on the applicant’s essay, GPA, extracurricular activities and test scores. Remember, you are responsible for notifying the chapter office in writing if there are any changes in your address, telephone number or email address.


Educational Scholarship Application

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    Your application must include the following documents: High school transcript with GPA of 2.5 or better, copy of ACT composite score of 20 or better, or copy of SAT score of 940 or better, personal essay, letter of recommendation (counselor, teacher, principal, manager, or agency of volunteer work), and letter of acceptance to Grambling State University.