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pay it forward scholarship

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Scholarship Overview

Success is not defined by what we are given or what we have in the end. It is defined by the road it took to get there and the strategies developed and implemented along the way.

SNIPES and The Big Homecoming are all about Paying it Forward. Through the SNIPES Pay it Forward community initiative, we’re Paying it Forward to others in the form of a Road Map to Success at an HBCU!

We want to hear from you about your journey of attending an HBCU, and receive step-by-step tips on how to ultimately become a proud HBCU graduate!

Eligibility Requirements

Submission Requirements

You will be required to submit a 1-minute (max) video and a 500 word or less essay with the following contents:

  1. Produce a 1-minute (max) concept pitch video that includes:
    • An introduction with name, current level student status and school major.
    • Walk us through a Road Map that will lead a future HBCU student to graduate successfully.
      • This Road Map is recommended to include:
        • Being Personable (telling your own story or advice about how to successfully attend and ultimately graduate from an HBCU)
        • Providing tips for high school students who may desire to attend an HBCU
        • Creativity (be as creative as possible with laying out your Road Map)
    • Video Submission: Submit a link for your video [ex. YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.]
  2. Submit a 500 word (max) “Pay it Fwd Road Map”
    • Create a deck or essay that compliments and summarizes the 1 minute video submitted. This would serve as the “Road Map” in writing.
    • Essay Submission: Upload a PDF or Microsoft Word Doc


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