The African American achievement gap is well documented locally, regionally and nationally. According to the Seattle Public Schools, in 2011, only 58 percent of African Americans graduated from high school and 25 percent drop out annually. A startling 46 percent of youth in King County Juvenile Rehabilitation Centers are African American, even though African Americans only represent 6 percent of King County. One in three African American men is expected to go to prison during their lifetime.
The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) is pleased to offer at least 5 $5000 scholarships this year to support inspiring students embarking in their post-secondary journey. For nearly 90 years, the ULMS has been at the forefront of creating opportunities for Black Americans to empower themselves and their communities. We are motivated by a vision that a strong Black community makes a better Seattle. Our Education Department opens the doors of opportunity by giving students, at all levels of their educational experience, resources and confidence necessary to compete academically. The ULMS Scholarship Program includes awards funded by Comcast and other partners in order to support students needing financial assistance to begin, continue, or complete their post-secondary education. Awardees have demonstrated promising merit in leadership, community service, or academics. In addition, one scholarship is reserved for a participant in ULMS programs including Summer University and Project Ready.
HOW TO APPLY
If you and/or someone you know would like to apply for the ULMS Scholarship, please Download and Complete the Application, and submit your application to the attention of Jerry Petty Sr. at:
Urban League Of Metropolitan Seattle
105-14th Ave S, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122
The scholarship committee meets in November to review applications
The Education Scholarship Committee evaluates applicant eligibility based on financial need, academic achievement and funder focus. In the case of equivalent academic achievement, students with the greatest financial need are given priority.
Final applicants may be interviewed in person by a member (or members) of the committee.
The full committee reviews interview recommendations and makes final award recommendations to the ULMS Leadership team for approval.
Awardees and applicants are notified of the results. The scholarships are distributed during the ULMS Annual Breakfast. Unless specified by the funder, scholarships are not renewable and are only applicable to one school year.
105 14th Ave, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98122