Sergeant John Basilone Memorial Graduate Scholarship
The UNICO Foundation will grant up to a maximum of $6,000, paid out at $1,500 per year, for a graduate scholarship. The awardee must be initiating graduate study, full-time, at an accredited campus based college/university program in the United States. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent.
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Deadline: April 5, 2018
Please see Melissa in the Financial Aid Office for the application.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
• Medical students who are approaching their third year of medical school
• Proof of U.S. citizenship
• Currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical school (and in good academic
• Black/African-American female
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Commitment to serving medically underserved communities
Applicants who are members of The Links, Incorporated or a daughter of a Link are not
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation established in
1946. The membership consists of nearly 15,000 professional women of color in 285
chapters in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of
extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the
culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African
The Links established the Health and Human Services (HHS) facet in response to the
chronic health disparities that persist in black communities and result in decreased life
expectancy of African Americans and other people of African ancestry. The goal of HHS
is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and
the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education,
health advocacy, and health resources. The Links plays a significant role in providing
crucial community education about health risks.
The Links recognizes that diversifying the physician workforce is one component that
can improve the health of the African-American community. Knowing that the cost of a
medical education is financially challenging, The Links will award five scholarships to
medical students in the amount of $25,000/year for two years (during their 3rd and 4th
year of medical school matriculation).
Please include the following with your application and forward all documents to
1) Demographic Information (see page 2 of application)
2) Current Professional School Transcript
3) Personal Statement (500 – 1,000 words):
Please address how you plan to use your medical degree to support your community
in the near future.
4) Verification of Citizenship:
Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a scanned copy of one of the
• US birth certificate
• Current U.S. passport
• State driver’s license
5) CV or Resume
6) Two Letters of Recommendations (sent directly to The Links, Incorporated at
• One recommendation letter should be sent from a dean, faculty member, or chief
administrative officer from your academic institution (on university letterhead).
• The second recommendation letter should be sent from a community leader or volunteer
supervisor. If a community leader or volunteer supervisor is unavailable, a second letter
from a dean, faculty member or school administrative officer is acceptable.
7) Financial Documents
Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education (if you received
federal loans during undergraduate or graduate school)
Financial Aid Summary (see form on page 4)
1. March 1 – April 5, 2018: Application opens
2. April 5, 2018: Applications with all supporting documents are due and must be submitted no later than 11:59 P.M. (ET) to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. April 20, 2018: Awardees will be notified
Awardees must attend The Links, Incorporated 41st National Assembly in Indianapolis, IN on Friday, June 29, 2018 to receive the award. Airfare, one hotel night of lodging and ground transportation up to $500 will be provided to attend the National Assembly Program Luncheon.
VASFAA Logo Design Contest
Enter for a chance to with a $500 scholarship!
VASFAA is holding a design contest for a new logo for students with a chance to win a $500 scholarship. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2018.
Did you know that your financial aid officers on your campus have a State Association? They do! And, they are looking for a new logo. The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA) is holding a design contest for a new logo and they are going to give the designer of the new logo a $500 scholarship! Here is VASFAA’s current logo:
What is VASFAA
VASFAA is an organization of individuals who administer financial aid or are otherwise active in a financial aid-related profession. Our mission is to maintain an organization that promotes the professional growth and collaboration of our members in order to serve fairly the needs of students, families, and institutions in matters related to financial and informational resources that support students’ postsecondary education goals. Our organization, with over 400 committed and dedicated members, is determined to “keep the light shining” in order to help students pursue and attain their educational goals.
You may learn more about VASFAA at www.vasfaa.com.
Who is eligible to submit an entry?
Students who are currently enrolled in a Virginia postsecondary institution of higher education are eligible to participate. The winner will be required to provide proof of enrollment to VASFAA.
What do you have to do?
Submit your original logo design that embodies the spirit of VASFAA; the students it serves; and, embraces our location to the VASFAA President, Biz Daniel at EDaniel@glhec.org on or before April 1. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have questions, those may be directed to Rhonda Johnson at email@example.com.
What happens if I win?
If your design is chosen as the new VASFAA logo, you will receive a $500 scholarship in your name sent to your institution of higher education to be used for your educational expenses. The winning designer must sign over rights to the logo to the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA).
UVA Serpentine Society
Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to two current students, either undergraduate or graduate, of any year who demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and fellowship and have actively supported, through volunteerism and advocacy, the LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia.
Rather than self-nomination, the recipient will be selected through nominations submitted from peers, students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The student will be known for their exemplary acts of kindness toward people of diverse backgrounds and their participation in the education of others.
Any questions concerning the scholarship may be directed via email to the Chair of the Herring Scholarship, Blake Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for the 2017 John Herring Scholarship closed on April 30, 2017
Deadline: April 15, 2018
Sponsored by UNICO National
Applicant must be a United States citizen of Italian heritage. Applicant must be a senior at any public or private college or graduate there of who is commencing graduate studies in the field of medicine or is currently enrolled in an accredited medical school within the United States.