Scholarship Criteria

1.
The grandmother must be an active member of the African American  Grandmothers Gathering.
2.
The grandmother must be African American.  
3.
The grandmother must be an active volunteer (participating in at least 50% of all events, meetings, etc) of either the African American Grandmothers Gathering or Mothers Shut In for at least 90 days prior to the scholarship application submission.
4.
The grandmother must be a Christian.
5.
The grandmother must have attended one of the Financial Literacy Classes sponsored by the African American Grandmothers Gathering,  prior to applying for the scholarship.
6.
The grandmother and grandchild(ren) must be citizens of the United States.
7.
The scholarship funds will only be deposited into a bank or other financial institution in the United States. 
8.
If the grandchild is a college student, they must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of the application.
9.
The grandmother has committed, in writing, to contribute to the grandchild’s scholarship fund, on an annual basis, in the amount of  no less than $100 per year, per grandchild.
10.
The grandmother has committed, in writing, not to withdraw a minor grandchild’s scholarship fund monies for any reason other  than for the educational benefit of the grandchild. 
11.
The grandmother is either a biological grandmother, a legal guardian  (recognized by the courts), or an adopted grandmother.
12.
The amount of the scholarship may vary, depending on several factors, including, but not limited to, the grandchild's financial needs, based on the financial information of the parents and grandparents provided by the grandmother.

Application Period is Closed