Jeanette Shell Book Scholarship Fund, Inc
Jeanette Shell Book Scholarship Award Criteria

To be eligible for the Jeanette Shell Book Scholarship Award, all applicants must:

  1. Be a resident of the Township of Union and of African-American descent.
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (“C” Average).
  3. Provide proof to the Scholarship Committee of acceptance to or attendance at a post-secondary institution.
  4. Submit a short essay (no less than 250 words and no more than 300, double-spaced) on a community related subject selected by the committee.
  5. Have a Township of Union Public Library Card.
Judith Murphy and Rose Sloan Book Scholarship Criteria

To be eligible for the Judith Murphy and Rose Sloan Book Scholarship, all applicants must:

  1. Be a resident of the Township of Union and of African-American descent.
  2. Provide proof to the Scholarship Committee of acceptance to or attendance at a post-secondary institution.
  3. Submit a brief paragraph explaining any financial difficulties you are currently experiencing, or anticipate experiencing, in pursuing your educational goals.
  4. Submit a short essay (no less than 250 words and no more than 300, double-spaced) on a community related subject selected by the committee.
  5. Have a Township of Union Public Library Card.
2017 ESSAY TOPICS
  1. In light of one of President Trump’s campaign quotes, “What the hell do you have to lose?” should H.B.C.U. College Presidents be skeptical about meeting with him? Explain.
  2. What are you doing to make your community, schools, churches and general living conditions safer and better?

* All essays must be typed and double-spaced.

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