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Scholarships

We will be announcing our Scholarship Winners on Thursday, September 15, 2022. We are so sorry about the Delay!

Tonya James-Gordon Educational Scholarship (California)

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

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.
  • Must attend one of the high schools in the Compton School District.
  • Consideration is given to schools in Los Angeles County.

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

  • Application Form
  • An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • 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.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Monday, May 16, 2022 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

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We will be announcing our Scholarship Winners on Thursday, September 15, 2022. We are so sorry about the Delay!

Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Foundation Scholarship (Florida)

In recognition of her services to the Dade County Public Schools as an educator, The Dr. Barbara Seniors Harkins Educational Scholarship was established in 2005.

Dr. Harkins was a life-long educator of the Dade County Public Schools who believed in the power of teaching all children. Dr. Harkins felt that there wasn’t enough caring and concern for the students in the schools. This predicament moved her to instigate change. By becoming a teacher, coordinator and an administrator, Dr. Harkins strived for not only the betterment of the conditions in schools, but for the betterment of the students as well.

The $250.00 award will be given this year to one high school senior from the South Dade, 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.
  • Must attend high school in Miami, Florida, (preference giving to schools in the South Dade Area).

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

  • Application Form
  • An attached letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • A copy of his/her transcript.
  • Proof of college enrollment.
  • A 500-800 word essay not to exceed two pages (double-spaced, typed) on one of the following topics:

a) Write about one of your passions and how you believe pursuing this passion will make you a better person.
b) How can pursuing a specific area of study in college help you make positive contributions to your community and/or the world?
c) Write about an experience that changed your life for the better.
d) Write about an experience in which you changed another person’s life for the better.

Entry Deadline:

Received By: Monday, May 16, 2022 (this is not a postmarked deadline).

Questions:

E-mail: info@barbaraseniorsharkinsfoundation.org 

(305) 203-4554

Register Now