The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation provides grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 for every student who qualifies. Scholars who reapply every year will receive financial support from college admission to graduation. The grants may be used to pay for tuition fees, books, lab fees, food and travel expenses. The Shawn Carter scholars are expected to give back to their communities through community service or by mentoring younger students who may later on be future Shawn Carter scholars.
Application starts on April 1st
and ends on April 30th
) To apply, please visit the scholarship application
Jay-Z, (Shawn Carter) together with his mom, Gloria Carter, established the Shawn Carter Scholarship after Gloria’s retirement, with the goal of offering scholarships to single moms, children of disadvantaged families, students who have grade point averages of 2.0 and any one who desires a higher education. The foundation was officially established as a 501(c) in 2003 and awarded its very first full-college tuition scholarship in 2002. To date, over 750 scholarship awards amounting to over $1.7 million dollars have been given away by the Foundation.
Read more about Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation here.