Purpose: n-ACTION Family Network will offer financial support or helping hand to a disadvantaged, minority student with economic challenges.
Award: : In memory of Ernie L. White, a strong supporter of n-ACTION Family Network and an advocate of youth seeking higher education. The Ernie L. White Scholarship will be granted to a student of color who has shown exceptional academic accomplishment, documented community service, extra-curricular participation, and proven financial need. Applicant plans to pursue an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.
Amount of the Scholarship: $500 - $1,000(to be determined, on a case-by-case basis)
Applicant has maintained a minimum 2.5 grade point average. A current, official high school transcript must be provided in support of reported GPA.
Applicant has been accepted and/or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program in the current fall semester following high school graduation. A copy of the university’s Acceptance Letter or proof of registration must be included as proof of eligibility and required documentation.
Financial Criteria: Applicant must provide at least one of the following forms of documentation to demonstrate financial need:
AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
State benefit notification letter
Financial Award Letter
Volunteer Service: Applicant must provide documentation of community/volunteer service.
An Application Cover Letter is addressed to the Scholarship Committee. This letter should include a brief description of the applicant’s biographical (background) information, achievements or community services, and current financial status. The letter should also include a statement describing their financial need, a copy of a current income tax return, and a statement of financial hardship of both parents.
Write a 500-word, double-spaced essay, describing an obstacle that became a life-changing opportunity for you to change or make a difference in someone’s life.
Two (2) professional letters of recommendation or references from educators (teacher and/or counselor).
A copy of the Acceptance Letter or proof of enrollment (from perspective institution).
Provide the most current or recent official transcript.
A camera-ready, head-shot photo.
The completion of the Certification Agreement from n-ACTION Family Network must be signed and returned prior to releasing scholarship funds, if selected.
Please mail the completed application and materials to: Mailing Address: n-ACTION Family Network P.O. Box 1715 La Mirada, CA 90637-1715
All completed applications, supporting documentation, and a camera-ready (head-shot) photo must be received no later than May 1st. No email applications will be accepted. Please Note: Scholarship will be available in 2020.
Application Period: January 30th - May 15th (Incomplete applications or applications not received by May 15th will be disqualified.)
Questions: For questions or additional information, call: (562)964-0685
Call Us: (562) 964-0685
Send Correspondence: P.O. Box 1715 La Mirada, CA 90637-1715