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2021 Scholarship Announcement


Scholarship Announcement and Application, 2019

The Links, Incorporated San Jose (CA) Chapter


Step 1: Determine if you are eligible

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must: 

1) Be African American
2) Have a grade point average between 2.0 –3.2
3) Reside in Santa Clara County
4) Plan full-time attendance at a 2- or 4-year college or university

The application must be postmarked by April 1, 2021 at the address listed in this application Award recipients will be notified by May, 2021.

Deadline: Applications are due April 1, 2021 (postmark)

Step 2: Complete the application

All documents must be submitted by the deadline. Applications that are, complete or incomplete and, received (postmark) after the due date will not be considered for the scholarship. It is essential that you include a photograph no larger than 3 x 5 inches in color or black and white with your completed application.

Step 3: Obtain references

Please submit one reference (from persons not related to you) with your completed application. Applications received without a reference will not be considered for this cycle.

Selection process:

Selection will be based upon compliance with basic eligibility requirements set forth by the Links Incorporated, San Jose (CA) Chapter selection committee. Upon receipt of a completed application, personal statement, reference, sealed official transcript, and personal photograph a letter of invitation will be sent to attend a scheduled scholarship interview. All candidates are required to attend the interview.

The public announcement of the scholarship recipient(s) will be in November 2021 at our Authors Luncheon Fundraiser. Subject t0 the lifting of COVID restrictions.

Fund distribution:

Upon verification of selection by the Executive Board of the San Jose Chapter, recipients will be notified by letter, and funding for the scholarship amount will be issued to the recipient upon receipt of proof of full- time enrollment. The scholarship recipient will receive two payments of $1,000.00 each.


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