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The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship and Scholarship Assistance Fund Application

Burke,dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship 2019

The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship and Scholarship Assistance Fund Application

Deadline: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Indianapolis Urban League is pleased to announce the Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship Program for 2020. One eligible Marion County high school senior will receive the Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship to ease financial barriers for students of color seeking a post-secondary degree that is committed to achievement and making a significant impact on their post-secondary institution through leadership and service. Kaaren and Mike Rodman award this scholarship in honor of their parents Shirley and Allen Burke and Faye and Hubert Dabner.

Eligibility:

The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship is awarded to one eligible Marion County high school senior who demonstrates academic potential, is committed to achievement and making significant impact on their post-secondary institution and community through leadership and service.

The recipient of The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship will also be awarded The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Scholarship Assistance Fund in recognition of needs beyond traditional academic costs. Click here to read about Anthony Mackey, last year’s scholarship recipient.

Recipient must:

  • Be a student of color with first consideration being to a student of African American heritage
  • Reside in Marion County and attend a public high school
  • Receive a high school diploma during current academic year of 2018-2019
  • Be granted acceptance to an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution (in-state or out-of-state)
  • Have proof of unmet financial needs related to attending their school of choice
  • Demonstrate “potential”, not exclusively measured by college entrance test scores or academic achievement
  • Demonstrate commitment to achievement and making significant impact on his/her schools and community through leadership and service

Applicant may not be:

  • Relatives of employees of the Indianapolis Urban League
  • High School graduates
  • International, temporary or part-time students

Scholarship Award($5,000 with $1,000 Assistance Fund)

The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship recipient will receive a $5,000 educational scholarship applied over four years at $1,250 per year; paid directly to the post-secondary institution and the scholarship recipient.

The recipient of The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Scholarship Family Scholarship will also receive The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Scholarship Assistance Fund in recognition of needs beyond traditional academic costs.  The recipient is eligible to receive up to $1,000 over four years of undergraduate studies for non-academic needs or unforeseen emergencies (to be defined but may include: transportation to and from Marion County, food, and housing).

Instructions:

Complete the entire application and follow the instructions along the way.

Essay:

Submit a personal essay sharing you’re your need for the scholarship and why you should receive the scholarship (attach essay to e-mail or print and attach to application if mailing or dropping off at the Indianapolis Urban League)

Include: Title of your personal essay.

Format: 2 page maximum, single-spaced, 12-point type.

Once completed, submit your application along with your essay and required documents to the Indianapolis Urban League:

Check list:

  • Completed Application
  • Official Test Scores (Attach copy of SAT, ACT or other academic measures)
  • Extracurricular Activity Descriptions (Attachment)
  • Reference Letters, Limit 3 (Attachment)
  • Comments (Optional, one page limit, Attachment)
  • Photo (submit digital or high-quality print) (Enclosed)
  • Signed Assignment of Rights & Consent to Publish Scholarship Information (Attachment)

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By Mail:                     Indianapolis Urban League

777 Indiana Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46202

ATTN: The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship and

Scholarship Assistance Fund

By Email:                  kteague@indplsul.org

Subject Line: The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship and

Scholarship Assistance Fund

By Fax:                      Indianapolis Urban League

ATTN: Kim Teague, Director of Fund Development and Marketing

Subject: The Burke, Dabner, Rodman Family Scholarship and

Scholarship Assistance Fund

Fax Number: 317-693-7613

Please contact Kim Teague, Director of Fund Development and Marketing with any questions at kteague@indplsul.org or (317) 693-7603 during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

Thank you. The Indianapolis Urban League

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