Tonya James-Gordon Educational Scholarship – California
2016-2017

In recognition of her services of helping others, the Tonya James-Gordon Scholarship has been established.

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Ms. James-Gordon was a Contributor to the foundation up until the time of her death. The Foundation decided to honor her by establishing a scholarship in her honor, for students in the Compton, California School District. Each year one boy and girl will be awarded the scholarship.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the Compton area. The Senior must meet the following criteria:

  •  A cumulative 2.5 or above grade point average.
  • Have been accepted by a junior college or four year university.
  • An active member of their community, volunteer, involved in church
    activities.
  • Must attend one of the high schools in the Compton School District.
  • Single Parent Family

In addition to the above criteria, the applicant must submit the following forms:

  • Application Form
  • An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • A letter of recommendation from a church leader.
  • A letter of recommendation from a community/volunteer organization leader.
  • A copy of his/her transcript.
  • Proof of college enrollment.
  • A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages doubled space typed on one of the following topics:
    1. Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
    2. How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
    3. Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
    4. Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Forms:

Scholarship Application          PDF Format
Teacher Recommendation           PDF Format
Information Sheet           PDF Format

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, June 23, 2017.

Mail Completed Entries To:
Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation
c/o Elisia Harkins
3624 Kalsman Drive, #1
Los Angeles, CA 90016

All entries must be received by the deadline date at the address noted above (not a postmark date). Entries must be complete or they will not be eligible for consideration.

For questions, please call (305) 203 – 4554 or e-mail info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org.