Social Good Scholarship Fund
Social Good Scholarship Fund
Traditionally, the term social good is used to described an act or service that benefits society. Acts or services tend to impact and benefit the largest number of people in a region in the largest way possible. Some examples include initiatives and projects focused on clean air, clean water, and literacy.
The Lampkin Foundation believes if you want to make a difference, you must work to improve the world around you through volunteer work and supporting causes that matter to you.
According to a recent study conducted by Nielsen, 50% of global consumers are willing to pay more for goods and services from socially responsible companies. Companies with social good programs is clearly something that matters to global audiences. In addition, companies with social good programs provide an instant source comradery that brings employees together and makes them feel more connected. It also provides a source of motivation and direction for employees who often wonder where and how they can help the community they serve or the community where they reside.
The scholarship is only open to students currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited public or private high school (no full-time home-schooling students are eligible). Students must be in their junior or senior year to be eligible to receive an award. If a junior is selected as a scholarship winner, their award will be presented upon enrollment in their freshman semester/quarter of college. A minimum of 3.25 cumulative GPA or equivalent at the institution from which he/she is applying is required.
It is expected that recipients will demonstrate exemplary academic achievement. Currently, provisions have been made for a minimum of three (3) students per year. Preference will be given to students who show interest in working in public service. Students will also have to complete a phone interview with the Lampkin Foundation to finalize the application process. Student will be contacted directly to schedule the interview after the deadline date. Other factors influencing in the award decision include:
- Unweighted GPA (9th-11th grades, including all subjects)
- Difficulty of curriculum
- 500-word essay
- Student’s application information
- Financial need (as determined by the D’Andre D. Lampkin Board of Directors)
- SAT or ACT (recommended, but not required)
Write an essay about how you intend to use your field of study to promote social good. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about social good, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. Your essay will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
The grand prize is a $1000 scholarship. Two $500 scholarships will also be awarded to honorable mention entries.
These scholarships will be granted annually and could increase each year, based on the amount of money available in the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation General Fund
- The Social Good Scholarship Fund Application Form
- Essay length should be 500 words minimum
- All work must be original and not a duplicate of an essay submitted for another organization’s contest
- Upon submission, the essay becomes the property of the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation.
- Applicants must provide proof of a 3.25 GPA or higher from the institution which he/she is applying. Unofficial transcripts meet this requirement.
- Clear contact information (name, mailing address, preferred means of contact)
- A brief biography and recent photo of yourself participating in a project that promotes social good. The photo will be used for publicity purposes on the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation website.
- Proof or enrollment as a full-time undergraduate degree candidate at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States.
Interested students may began submitting applications November 5, 2018. All submissions will be considered until February 11, 2019, 12 AM PST.
Accepting the Scholarship Award
Once a candidate is notified of winning, the candidate has three days to respond and accept the scholarship award. If the selected candidate does not respond within the allotted time, another winner will be chosen.
Once the winners are announced, awards have been accepted, and valid mailing addresses have been obtained, Lampkin Foundation will mail the award amount to the student’s institution of learning so that it may be applied to your student account accordingly.
How to Submit