The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation Scholarship Criteria and Application

Purpose:  

The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation® awards scholarships to minority male and female students attending 2 – 4 year schools with accredited academic curriculums offering degrees that will enable them to attain higher employment after graduation.

 

Criteria:

The students eligible for assistance should be graduating high school seniors who are U.S. Citizens and have been accepted to and intend to continue their education at a two through four-year College, Trade School or University. Eligibility will be determined by the student’s commitment to community service through volunteer efforts, academic achievement (GPA – 2.5 or better) and personal recommendations.

Guidelines:

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and disbursed in August. Students must continue to attend classes and maintain no lower than a 2.25 grade-point average (or equivalent).

Award:

Each scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $2,000 annually. 

Deadline:

The application deadline is June 1,  . The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation® uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries.

Renewal:

Consideration will be given to renewal of scholarship providing there is an expressed financial need and the student has maintained at minimum a 2.25 grade point average over the course of the academic school year.

Emergency Funding

DIHF Student emergency funding requests will be accepted on a rotating basis. Emergency scholarships are non-renewable scholarships and applicants cannot be receiving other DIHF Scholarships at the time of application. These scholarships shall not exceed $1,000 and will only be awarded to full time students.

 

Applications should be submitted by June 1st toU:

The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation®

633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor

Washington, DC 20004

 

 
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