The Roanoke Chapter of The Girl Friends, Inc. is part of a national organization of approximately 1500 professional women in forty-seven chapters from coast to coast. The mission of the organization is to exhibit friendship through networking projects across America and to support community, cultural and educational agendas. The Girl Friends, one of the oldest organizations of African American women in the United States, was founded in 1927 in New York during the creative period of the Harlem Renaissance.
Scholarship applications and details on eligibility are available by clicking below or you can pick them up from Ms. Dwoyer in the School Counseling office.
1. The Girl Friends Memorial Scholarship is to assist a high-achieving, African American student at a community college or a four year accredited institution. The $750 scholarship will assist a student with the cost of tuition, books and/or other mandatory fees.
2. The $1000 Roanoke Chapter’s Girl Friends Scholarship is to assist a high-achieving, African American student who plans to attend an accredited four (4) year college or university with the cost of tuition and/or fees.
3. The National Chapter’s $1000.00 to $1500.00 Girl Friends Fund Scholarship is to a high-achieving, African American high school senior that has been accepted to a four-year institution. This award is renewable for up to four years, provided applicable academic requirements are met by the scholar.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 14, 2020
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