DeVerne Calloway Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship is named for State Representative DeVerne Calloway; the first African-American woman elected to the Missouri legislature. Its purpose is to assist African American students, who are historically under-represented in higher education.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2018
- Missouri resident
- Full-time student, currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
- Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA; however, some exceptions may be made if student demonstrates substantial academic improvement over the last academic year).
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Selection is based on academic performance, community service, leadership skills and financial need. Applications from the entire state of Missouri will be considered.
WHEN TO APPLY
Applications must be post-marked no later than May 15, 2018. Late applications will NOT be accepted and incomplete applications will be denied. Before submitting your application, we strongly recommend that you give careful consideration to the application process and its requirements.
PROCEDURE FOR RE-APPLYING
Students in good standing are eligible to receive an MLBCF scholarship for up to four (4) years. Students are required to re-apply each year to receive a scholarship.
□ A completed application - certifying that all information provided is true and correct.
□ Proof of Missouri residency - (Drivers License or State Identification).
□ Copy of transcript - (Unofficial transcript will be accepted;however, MLBCF reserves the right to require submission of an Official Transcript, if necessary).
□ Two (2) current letters of recommendation - from a church/pastor, business person, teacher/principal, counselor, MLBCF member or Missouri legislator. We strongly discourage recommendations from family and peers.
□ An essay that contains a narrative biographical profile. - It should explain your demonstrated commitment to excellence, and any community or civic service. You may include anything additional you feel should be considered in reviewing your application.
□ Typed paragraph of how your education will assist you in achieving your goals - (maximum of 200 words please)
*MLBCF reserves the right to request a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from The student FAFSA.
SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE
- Proof of Enrollment in an accredited college or university (Class schedules or other documents will be accepted as evidence of enrollment)
- May be asked to participate in Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. activities, if available.