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Scholarship Program

2024 Scholarship Application Closed
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Providing scholarships for students gifted in the Arts, attending an HBCU, and for students with High Academic Achievement.  

The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to assisting citizens of the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and surrounding areas to realize their educational goals and dreams through the awarding of college scholarships and scholarships for those pursuing the development of their talent in the arts.

HBCU Initiative 

The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated enthusiastically supports HBCUs and offers a $1000 scholarship to a student of African descent attending an HBCU.

Support to Students Gifted in the Arts

Youth gifted in any form of the Arts, or show promise and a sincere interest in the arts, and enrolled in any grade 1 through 12, are eligible to apply for our Classics Through the Ages scholarship. This scholarship is awarded on a one-year basis. The student may reapply up to two times. The amount of the scholarship shall not exceed $4000 in a single year.

Academic Scholarships

Scholarships of $4000, per year for four years, are awarded to students whose record reflects high academic scholarship, community engagement, and/or financial need, and show confirmation of enrollment in an accredited college or university. Scholarships of $500 per year, for up to two years, are awarded to worthy students showing confirmation of semester enrollment in an accredited community college.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant must:

  1. Be a graduating high school senior, or transferring community college student enrolling in a four-year College/University, or First-time community college student beginning Fall 2023.

  2. Have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

  3. Reside in the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, or surrounding areas. Foster youth are encouraged to apply.

  4. Submit verification of Fall 2023 full-time enrollment.

  5. Submit a completed Application Packet.

Application Packet Requirements

The following documents must be submitted with the application in a single packet:

  1. A completed and signed application form (applicant and parents’ or guardians’ signatures required)

  2. An official transcript, (Note: transcripts must be sealed by your school’s records office in order to be considered official)

  3. One letter of recommendation speaking to accomplishments in the following areas:

    • Academic Achievement

    • Community Service

    • Extracurricular Activities

    • Employment Experience.

  4. Essay based on the essay prompt and instructions (see Basis of Selection below)

  5. A recent high-resolution photo of yourself (.jpeg preferred format)

Note: Submission of an image by applicant grants consent for reproduction and use of all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses for publicity purposes in publications, brochures, advertisements, promotional and marketing materials and all other media venues, all without further notice or compensation. Applicant hereby releases The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated of all proprietary rights and copyrights in all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses (including negatives, positives, and prints) which shall be and remain the property of The San Fernando Valley (CA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

Completed Application Packet must be postmarked or submitted by 11:59 p.m. PDon April 30, 2023. 
Contents will not be returned to the applicant. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Basis of Selection

The following criteria will be taken into consideration in making the awards:

  • Academic achievement

  • Extra-curricular activities, Leadership Roles, Community Service and/or Employment experience.

  • Awards and Recognitions

  • Financial need

  • The quality of writing, critical thinking, and creativity shown in your essay

  • Letter of recommendation

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