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Guidelines for Scholarship Application 2024

  • Scholarship Amount: BESDF, Inc. has established a scholarship fund consisting of $2,000 scholarships. Each scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 per school year.


  • The scholarships will be awarded every two years and the scholarship application must be submitted by June 1 of the even number year, i.e. 2024, 2026 and every even year thereafter.

  • Applicant must be an African-American or Native-American and a US citizen who is a current resident of Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, or Brunswick County in the state of North Carolina. 

  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time as an undergrad or graduate student in a degree seeking program at a US accredited college, community college or university in the US and or US territories.

  • Applicant must be pursing your first undergrad or graduate degree.

  • Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of family need, student income, required essays, and meeting minimum GPA requirements.

  • The Scholarship Committee will review and select the scholarship recipients from the applications postmarked by no later than June 1 of the even number year, i.e. 2024, 2026 and every even year thereafter.

  • Applicants must include official transcripts from an accredited college, community college, or university.

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, with at least 12 undergraduate credit hours.

  • The number of scholarships awarded and the amounts are subject to change depending upon funding for the BESDF, Inc. Scholarship Program.

  • The application and all supporting documents must be submitted by mail to: 

Stacy Robinson
BESDF, Inc. Scholarship Committee
160 WoodCroft Drive
Youngsville, NC 27596


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