The application for the second annual Alan & Mary Jo Lincoln (AMJL) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship aims to support career driven African American high school seniors who’ve taken an active role in their schools and communities. Eligible applicants must also plan to enroll as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school for Fall 2021. A total of $1,000 will be awarded.
Alan and Mary Jo Lincoln are the owners/operators of Riverside Sales Group LLC. ALMJ believes in supporting the educational advancement of future African American leaders. Their goal is to reward African American youth who are actively committed to their school and local community and to alleviate some of the financial burden of college/trade school attendance.
The inaugural 2020 scholarship recipient was Ms. Kailen Whitfield (pictured above). Ms. Whitfield graduated with a 4.1 GPA from Southeast Guilford High School in North Carolina and began her freshman year in the Fall of 2020 at North Carolina A&T State University. She held a part-time job while also participating in a variety of extracurricular activities including volunteer work and founding a diversity club. After completing her undergraduate education, Ms. Whitfield plans to pursue a PhD in Psychology and start her own counseling practice.
Criteria for Consideration:
-African American HS Senior graduating in 2021
-Plan to enroll as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school during Fall 2021
-Have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average
-Be involved in both school activities and community service
Interested Applicants Must Submit the Following by September 31, 2021:
-A completed electronic or paper application form
-Two (2) letters of recommendation: one (1) from a school official and one (1) from a community organization/leader
-Official School transcript
-An essay of at least 500 words on the following theme: “Race Relations in my Hometown”
Recipient will receive their scholarship by October 15, 2021 after submitting proof of full-time enrollment in a college, university, or trade school for Fall 2021.
Please send all application documents and questions to [email protected]