The odds have been stacked against me my whole life. From being born to South Sudanese refugees who struggled to put food on the table, I was told I’ll never be able to read,
write, and comprehend things like a normal student". Elvis' dream has always been going to college like every American kid--inching closer and closer to the American Dream. Elvis is currently studying business at the University of Utah. His goal is to become a real estate developer to help provide affordable housing to people in struggling communities.
Daud is a first-generation Somali-Muslim American, from Salt Lake City, Utah, who has witnessed gun violence ruin the lives of many. Daud strives to build an intersectional and equitable movement against oppressive systems. Daud, the son of two Somali refugees, was featured as one Elite Daily’s five Gen Z activists who are “The next wave of Black History” to highlight his motivation to give power back to the most marginalized and oppressed communities. He is most excited to build community with his fellow African students and build a sustainable model towards education and success.
Nadine and her family moved to United States as refugees. Nadine developed a close relationship with dancing, which helped her forget life's hardships and give her hope. Today, she helps children express themselves and boost their confidence through dancing. Nadine is currently studying Math Engineering and Science at the University of Utah and hopes to make a contribution in her community when she graduates.
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Applicants must be from Africa or be of African descent. They must also demonstrate interest or involvement in issues specifically pertaining to Africa and its community.
For now applicants should be residents of Utah and eligible to attend or be enrolled at an accredited higher education institution in Utah that is eligible to administer Title IV Federal Student Aid. As we receive more donations and the organization grows, we will expand our reach to help more students in other states.
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of no less than 2.5 at the time of applying to the scholarship. Recipients are expected to maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 for each semester the scholarship is awarded.
Each applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from an educator, advisor, business professional, Religious or community leader who can provide information on the applicant's academic abilities, character and potential to contribute to his or her community.
To apply, each applicant must write a personal statement ( 500 words max) addressing the following points:
1- A brief personal history including your academic and professional goals.
2-How will your educational and career goals contribute to the advancement of Africa and its community?
3-Give reason(s) why you are a viable candidate for the scholarship.
4- A list of past and current communities activities.
FSA is currently NOT taking application this year. Contact us at email@example.com to learn when the application will be open again.
Qualified and selected applicants will attend a mandatory interview and the FSA Awards Night, which date will be communicated to applicants.
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