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.
Attached is information on the three scholarships that are being offered to high-achieving, African American students from the following areas - Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Botetourt, and Salem. Below is a brief summary of each scholarship.
Scholarship applications and details on eligibility are available by clicking below or you can pick them up from Ms. Dwoyer in guidance.
1. The Constance J. Hamlar Scholarship is to assist a student at a community college or a four year accredited institution. The $500.00 scholarship will assist a student with the cost of tuition, books and/or other mandatory fees.
2. The $750.00 Roanoke Chapter’s Girl Friends Scholarship is to assist a 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 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.
Scholarship eligibility requirements are detailed on the applications.
All completed applications must be returned on or before February 9, 2018.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2018