Jackson launched this scholarship besides other educational programs with the earnings of her hugely successful Rhythm Nation tour. Individual students can get up to $5,000 depending on their financial need and other required criteria. However, the scholarship does not only provide monetary help but also offers plenty of other perks.
Only the students studying Communications can apply for the Janet Jackson Scholarship. However, it also accepts applicants from other majors such as Fine Arts, Visual Arts, English, Education, Mass Communications, Mass Media Arts, Journalism, Photography/Video, Music, and TV Production.
The scholarship requires some other eligibility criteria too. Besides doing major in the above-mentioned subjects, the applicants must:
- Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident
- Be students of a UNCF-affiliated college or university
- Have a minimum GPA score of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Belong to a Black racial group
In addition, no high school students can apply for this scholarship.
Guidelines for Janet Jackson Scholarship Essay
All the applicants must submit a 1000-word essay in addition to fulfill an online form. The essay describes their favorite literary work and its artistic influences on their personal and social life and their HBCU experience.
UNCF Member HBCUs
Founded in 1944, UNCF or the United Negro College Fund is the largest and most prominent minority education organization in the United States. The organization has been working for more than seven decades to assist the students of 37 private HBCUs with scholarship funds. It has raised more than $4.5 billion and helped over 430,000 black students to date. It manages the Janet Jackson Scholarship that helps HBCU students to bear their college expenses.
The Janet Jackson Scholarship is currently open for the applicants. The opening date was September 6, 2016, and the deadline is October 31, 2016. Winners will receive funds in November this year.
For more information or to apply visit: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/587050a3-622e-4853-b0f4-8ee9edf2dcf1
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