Monday, April 27, 2009

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500
Deadline: June 15, 2009


The Rashawn Brazell Scholarship is awarded to college-bound students of color who reside in New York City. Applicants must be entering their first year in an accredited undergraduate program.

Applicants should be:
--High school seniors
--Recent graduates (within 1 year of graduation) --Recent GED attainees (within 1 year)

Selection will be based on the student's interest in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as their commitment to creating peace in the community by affirming and celebrating diversity. Although the award is not need-based, it is need-sensitive, meaning we strongly encourage applications from students who experience financial hardship.


The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Scholarship aims to provide a sustainable tribute to Rashawn Brazell, a 19-year-old Brooklyn native who was brutally murdered in February 2005. With each year the award is offered, we encourage a new wave of New York City high school students to reflect upon Brazell's legacy of selfless service and to think critically about the impact of intolerance and violence on their communities.

Application questions: Additional information:

Please note: The application on our website still has the old deadline from last year. Please bear with us as we update our website. In the meantime, please feel free to complete the scholarship application and send in all relevant materials by JUNE 15, 2009. Thank you!

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