Scholarships

The Sacramento Chapter of the Links, Incorporated gives scholarships and awards annually to graduating high school seniors of African heritage who exemplify academic excellence and exhibit leadership potential. Academic scholarships have been awarded to graduating high school seniors for over 20 years. Outstanding academic accomplishments and plans to pursue higher education at an accredited college or university qualify students. The Sacramento Links have awarded over $67,000 to 49 students in scholarships during the last 4 years. Since inception the program has aided over 260 students with scholarship opportunities. We are pleased to partner with the prestigious Ronald McDonald House Charities® Scholarship Program which match our awards. The deadline for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® Scholarship Program is January 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone.

2016 Links Scholarships Deadline March 4, 2016

Marjorie Patterson Scholarship

Awarded in honor of the organizer and first president of The Links, Inc., Sacramento Chapter.

Who May apply?
Any graduating high school senior of African heritage who:

  • Has earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Has career goals that require education beyond high school.
  • Preference will be given to those students seeking careers in the performing arts.

Kathleen Pitts Memorial (STEM) Scholarship

Who May Apply?

Any graduating African American high school senior who:

  • Lives in one of the following California counties: Sacramento, Yolo, Placer or El Dorado.
  • Has earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Has career goals that require higher education beyond high school.  Preference will be given to those students who seek STEM majors in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

John Marshall Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in memory of John Marshall, a Sacramento City Unified School District teacher, who supervised a Sacramento Links project designed to assist at-risk students.

Who May Apply?


Any graduating high school senior of African heritage who:

  • Has earned a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
  • Has career goals that require education or training beyond high school.
  • Preference will be given to those students who seek vocational training.

 

General Scholarships

Who May Apply?
Any graduating high school senior of African heritage who:

  • Has earned a grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Has career goals that require higher education beyond high school.
  • Plan to major in an area other than the performing arts or vocational training.

 

Achievers Scholarships & Awards:
Limited to participants in the Achiever Program.

  • Academic Scholarships: Awarded based on grade point average.
  • Entrepreneur Awards: Awarded based on the total amount of money raised for Beautillion souvenir program ads.

To Apply for the Scholarships, click here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

links2scholarship@gmail.com  or write

Sacramento Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
Attention: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 221081
Sacramento, CA 95822

 
 

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