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Applications for Shawn Carter Scholarship open

OW Staff | 5/8/2013, 5 p.m.

Qualified applicants for the Shawn Carter Scholarship must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and complete the online application no later than May 31, 2013. (However, some sites say May 15.)

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 but desire a higher education opportunity, a group that is generally not the recipient of college scholarships.

The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any underserved student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the foundation when students apply is: What are your plans to give back to the community?

Here is the link to apply: http://www.shawncartersf.com/apply/

This scholarship is open to the public.