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The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a Genderal Education Degree (GED), students with grad point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher education.

Qualified applicant must be:

  • a high school senior or
  • a college student and/or
  • between the ages of 18-25
  • pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school
  • a US Citizen and complete the on-line application

One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?

Click on the link below to find out more about this scholarship.


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