We are awarding two $1,000 scholarships for use during the 2023-2024 College school year. We are awarding $1000 for a Black male and $1000 for a Black female. Students must demonstrate consistent strong leadership skills and meet the following eligibility criteria.
- Is a U.S. Citizen
- A male and female of color
- Has an 80% High School Grade Average
- Has been accepted to an accredited 4-year College or University for the 2023-2024 school year
- Write an essay with a pre-given topic accompanied by one letter of reference.
- Is willing and available to accept the scholarship award at the Real Dads Network Scholarship and Awards virtual ceremony on June 11, 2023
The application must be submitted electronically, with all required attachments, by Friday, April 28, 2023. The scholarship winner will be notified by May 12.
Name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and a brief biography summarizing your interests, accomplishments, and post-high school academic and career plans.
Copy of your high school transcript or letter on school stationery with your GPA.
one letter of recommendation
Essay (500-word limit) on one of the following topics:
- How the absence or presence of your father in your life has affected you.
- How a male or female mentor in your life has had a positive influence.
- The importance of fathers staying involved in the lives of their children.
- How a college education will affect your life and the life of your family.
- How schools or after-school programs can better influence young Black males or females to accept and live a positive lifestyle.
Mail all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 2022 – Harley Lasso (Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY. Attending University of Miami)
- 2021 – Emmanuel Abodunrin (High School For Medical Professions Attending Morgan State University)
- 2011 – Kwasi Nyantaky, (Manhattan Center For Science and Mathematics. Attended University of Rochester)
- 2010 – Djibril Diallo, (Lehman High School, Bronx, NY. Attended Borough of Manhattan Community College)
- 2009 – Donell Rushin, (Fannie Lou Hammer High School, Bronx, NY. Bronx Community College)
- 2008 – Patrick Alvarez, (Frederick Douglass Academy High School, Harlem, NY. Attended Syracuse University)