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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

2008 Olatunji Foundation Scholarship App Available

A quick note for those who have been following us. There may be a question as to why after all these years has there been no announcement of a winner or winners. The reason is simple, like most other scholarships available, this one goes unclaimed and un-applied for. The first year I received a phone call from a young lady in Atlanta asking if the scholarship was still available. This was about a week before the May 1 deadline. Had she applied she would have been the only applicant AND assuming she qualified would have won. The next two years I received a call from a person who was at a non-qualifying institution and I received a letter from a scam artist who thought that sending me a thick letter explaining their financial situation and life circumstances would make me hand over my cash. No.

So for those interested, or who know persons who would be interested let me say this: This is a serious offer. I require that one of the two questions be answered because this is not a "your black and poor therefore you get money" Scholarship. This is a reward to those persons who are serious about the issues facing African people and are serious about applying their skills to dealing with those issues. This is for thinkers and doers. No a 2.9 GPA is not enough. No, a 3.0 is not asking too much (that's lower than my graduating GPA by a few points). If you cannot maintain at least a 3.0 GPA then I'm not entirely convinced you're serious about study, discipline and sacrifice, all that are needed to address the issues facing African people.

For those who would like to donate, please do so. If there are not enough donations then all the scholarships will not be awarded (in the case that enough apps come in in all qualifying areas). If you don't want to simply give up 25 bucks then purchase a shirt so you can feel like you got something.

Thanks again, spread the word and put your money where your mouth is.

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