Founded in 2003, the Ivy & Roses Community Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity that supports education, the arts and other community building activities in metropolitan Atlanta. Our mission is to provide resources for charitable, civic and direct service programs. These include scholarships, educational assistance and partnerships with other agencies to magnify community impact.
Purpose: To identify high school seniors and continuing college students who possess a strong desire for academic excellence, leadership positions in student organizations, and plan on attending an HBCU in the Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 semester as a full-time student.
Reward: One or more individuals selected from the pool of qualified applicants will be awarded scholarships for financial assistance during the 2015-16 academic year up to $2,500.00. Provided that the award recipient maintains academic excellence and enrollment in an HBCU, the student will be awarded an additional scholarship up to $2,500.00 during the 2016-2017 academic year. If the awardee drops out of school, does not maintain at least a 3.0 or does not enroll for the 2016-2017 academic year, the unused portion of the award is returned to IRCF and deposited to the Scholarship Fund. The awardee is responsible for sending IRCF a current transcript in order to receive the second year's scholarship.
Qualifications: Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for this award:
- Graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student graduating in Fall 2016 or later with a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale;
- Have applied and been admitted to Historically Black College or University (HBCU) ;
- Complete a narrative of no more than 500 words, discussing one of the following:
(1) the advantage of receiving an education in the arts at an HBCU;
(2) the importance of the arts being included in the primary and secondary education's push for STEM in its curriculum;
(3) the role of digital technology in the visual arts in the next five years;
(4) how you plan to give back to HBCUs and the community through the arts upon graduation.
- Candidate or a representative of the candidate (preferably a family member local to Atlanta) must be available to receive the award in person at IRCF's Signature Event to be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 11:00 am.
*Application must be submitted by September 25, 2015 at 11:59pm.