100 Black Men of Stamford

Achievement College Scholarship

Program Description and Application Process

The Program

The 100 Black Men of Stamford launched its college scholarship program in 2002. We have awarded over 60 scholarships totaling over $150,000.  Scholarships typically range from $2500-$5000 per student for a school year.

Our main program goals:

  • Recognize and motivate academic achievement by high school students located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with a focus on Black and African American males
  • Provide recipients with the greatest need with financial assistance to attend two and four year colleges

Our scholarships have allowed our awardees to matriculate to prominent colleges such as Amherst, Gordon College, Hampton University, MIT, Sacred Heart, Spelman College, Syracuse University, Temple University and University of Connecticut .

Our awardees continue to excel beyond the classroom.  They take on campus leadership positions, earn competitive internships and serve the community through programs sponsored by 100BMOS and other community groups.

Eligibility Criteria for High School Applicants

  1. High school seniors matriculating to a two or four year college who live in Fairfield County
  2. Certified weighted minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or equivalent over the duration of the prior 7 semesters ending with a fall semester of the applicants senior year
  3. Confirmed performance of 50 or more hours of community service with one or more organizations in the 12 months prior to the date of this application is submitted. Service in a 100 Black Men of Stamford program is preferred. Applicants showing longevity of commitment to service at an institution is desired.
  4. Must enroll in two or four year College in the USA beginning the fall semester after the award is granted.

Eligibility for continuation of college scholarship applicants

  1. Fairfield County must be their primary family residence
  2. Continued enrollment in a two or four year college
  3. Must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
  4. Must submit an application to 100 Black Men of Stamford before the application deadline
  5. Must have participated in a service activity in the past year with 100 Black Men of Stamford or another community organization

Typical Award

  • $1000-$4000 for an academic year.
  • Students are eligible to reapply each year they are matriculated to a two or four year college

Scholarship Application Package

THE 100 Black Men of Stamford Application includes

  • 100 Black Men of Stamford application form
  • An essay that must be submitted with the application**
  • Personal Recommendation Form **
  • Community Service Confirmation Form
  • Official school transcript

**Note: Items not required for continuation applicants

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