The Seahawks Players’ Equality & Justice for All Scholarship Fund aims to build a more compassionate and inclusive society by supporting career opportunities for students who have overcome significant adversity. Preference will be given to students of color and first-generation college students.
The scholarships will be renewable for a total of 2-years or 4-years depending on the certification or degree the student pursues. Eligible expenses include tuition and fees. Funding will be sent directly to the student’s institution, which must be a non-for-profit, accredited trade school, college or university.
In addition to providing financial assistance for school, this scholarship program lays the groundwork for professional opportunities. Scholarship Awardees will be exposed to the fastest growing and most sustainable sectors and firms, radically expanding their understanding of the participating industries and companies while gaining direct access to mentors and an expanded professional network.
- Student must be a resident of Washington State and graduating from high school in one of these districts: Seattle, Renton, Kent, Tacoma, and Bellevue.
- Preference will be given to students who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native North American, Asian, Pacific Islander, or Multiracial.
- Preference will be given to students who are the first in their family to pursue higher education.
- Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5.
- Must demonstrate financial need.
- Completed application form including a personal essay that speaks to overcoming adversity, two letters of recommendation, and an unofficial high school transcript.
*Students will be informed of the Selection Committee decision by June 1, 2021. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
*This scholarship is not available to relatives of Seahawks players, donors to the fund, or members of the selection committee.
How to Apply:
To apply for this Scholarship, submit your application online by March 15, 2021 with:
- One essay.
- Personal Statement: Please write a brief personal statement (between 300 and 500 words) telling us about yourself, the adversities you have overcome, your proudest accomplishments (school or other activities), and your future career goals. Discuss the challenges you foresee and how you plan to accomplish your goals.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- These letters should be from someone who knows you through your academic or employment experience or your community leadership and participation. One letter needs to be from a current or past teacher. (Do not include relatives as references).
- Unofficial Transcript.
- Include a copy of your current academic transcript (unofficial). Selected students will be required to submit an official transcript by July 15, 2021.
- Optional 1 minute video upload to introduce yourself to the scholarship committee.
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