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Shawn Carter Scholarship

$1,500 - $2,500



April 30, 2023


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About this scholarship

This $1,500 - $2,500 scholarship is for U.S. students who are 25 years old or younger. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need, with Household income not exceeding $75,000 USD. To apply, you have to provide a FAFSA or recent Tax Form, an official or unofficial transcript, a financial aid award letter, and an essay.

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Only students with certain incomes and savings qualify.


Grades, test scores, and other achievements may be considered.

Provider: Shawn Carter Foundation

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Updated on September 26, 2023


To increase your chances of getting a scholarship, apply early, follow all application instructions, and write a great scholarship essay (if applicable)! For more help, ask a Mos advisor!

If you haven't heard back within a few weeks, reach out to the scholarship organization! Some scholarship organizations email all the applicants to let them know if they were selected or not, while others only contact the winners—it usually depends on the number of applicants. It never hurts to follow up.

To prioritize your scholarship applications, think about which scholarships you have the best chance of getting (the most specific ones, with more than one winner), the ones due the soonest, and the ones that are awarding the most money.

Tip: We recommend you make a schedule for yourself to follow to stay organized and on track throughout the scholarship application season! You can always ask a Mos advisor for help.

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Yes! But make sure to read each scholarship application's essay guidelines and requirements, and personalize your essay to each scholarship you apply to. Using the same essay for multiple applications can be a time-saver, but changing just a sentence or two can make a difference!

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