Program Guidelines

Eligibility

Applicants to the CBCF General Mills Health Scholarship Program must:

  • Live in a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) district. Go to www.house.gov/representatives/find to find the name of your member of congress. Then click http://www.cbcfinc.org/frequently-asked-questions-faq/96-uncategorised/56-cbc-members.html to determine if your representative is a member of the CBC. If your representative is not listed, you are ineligible to apply. All residents of New Jersey have a senator who is a member of the CBC and may apply. Students may use their home address or their college address to apply and determine eligibility.

  • Be high school seniors or graduates or be current postsecondary undergraduates or graduate level students.

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  • Plan to enroll or be students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate field of study in one of the following: medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition or another health-related field at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Up to 46 awards will be granted this year. Awards are not renewable, but students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Preference will be given to African-American students who live in a Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) district.

Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study.

Application

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship Management Services postmarked no later than Postmark Deadline: February 28, 2015 . Grade reports are not acceptable. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken. Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment card is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship Management Services to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed by Scholarship Management Services, the CBCF and CBC district offices.

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Selection of Finalists

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Financial need as calculated by Scholarship Management Services must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship Management Services. Recipients are selected by CBC district offices. In no instance does any officer or employee of General Mills play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. Students may reapply to the program each year they meet eligibility requirements.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship Management Services processes CBCF General Mills Health scholarship payments on behalf of General Mills . Payments are made in one installment on August 15. The check is mailed to each recipient′s home address and is made payable to the school for the student.

Obligations

Recipients have no obligation to General Mills . They are, however, required to notify Scholarship Management Services of any changes in address, school enrollment, or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript when requested.

Revisions

General Mills reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

 

Postmark Deadline: February 28, 2015

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