Filed Under:  Business, Education, News

Foundation offers scholarships to young people attending vocational or trade school

29th April 2013   ·   0 Comments

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation recently announced the creation of a scholarship for young people seeking to attend a vocational or trade school. Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18 and 25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and complete the online application no later than the deadline of May 31, 2013.

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 GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc., but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the U.S. who desires a higher education. 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?’

This scholarship is open to the public. To apply online, visit,

This article originally published in the April 29, 2013 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper.

Readers Comments (0)

You must be logged in to post a comment.