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Jimmie L. Williams High School Scholarship

Phi Beta Sigma, Incorporated, Iota Mu Sigma Chapter is pleased to announce the Jimmie L. Williams Memorial High School Scholarship. All scholarships are a one-time award. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors.

Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. was founded on January 9, 1914 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The Founding Fathers A. Langston Taylor, Leonard F. Morse and Charles I. Brown adopted three principles to guide Sigma: Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service.

 

The fraternity now consists of men who are undergraduate and graduate students, seeking to positively impact the community and improve the lives of others. The fraternity members continue to live by its motto, “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity”.

Eligibility Criteria

  • High School male graduating senior.

  • Graduating Male senior with a record of volunteerism in the community in non-school sponsored activities and participation in extracurricular school activities.

  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or converted equivalent for 5.0 or 6.0 scales) and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall of 2024.

  • Must be a resident of Tarrant county.

  • Must be applying to a college with a Fall matriculation date.

Deadline for Submission

All entries must be postmarked no later than Tuesday May 14, 2024.

Application Requirements (Note: All documents should be attached and uploaded via the application. If you are experiencing any issues please contact
education@arlingtonsigmas.org).
 

Mailing & Other Requirements

  • Completed application.

  • Official Transcripts.

  • Two letters of recommendation (with recommenders contact info included i.e. email and phone number); one that speaks to your leadership qualities and experiences and one that speaks to your community service experiences (Letters from family members/guardians will not be accepted).

  • All scholarship applicants must submit (on school letterhead) proof of enrollment status showing full time fall enrollment, by email to education@arlingtonsigmas.org.

Please Note: If proof of enrollment is not received by the submission deadline, the scholarship will be forfeited.
 

Method of Selection

  • All applications are reviewed by the Jimmie L. Williams Memorial Scholarship Committee.

  • Scholarships will be given to students based upon the total rubric score.

Method of Distribution

  • Scholarship funds will be paid in January 2025 directly to the college and not to the student.

  • It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to Iota Mu Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma their proof of enrollment, student ID and college information.

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY, INC.
Iota Mu Sigma Chapter (Arlington)

Dear Applicant:
We would like to thank you for your interest in the Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Mu Sigma Jimmie L. Williams Memorial Scholarship.
The requirements of the scholarship are as follows:

  • Must be a student living in Tarrant County (at time of graduation).

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or converted equivalent for 5.0 or 6.0 scales).

  • Must plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall of 2024.

  • Must be a high school graduating senior.

In addition to the aforementioned requirements, all applicants must provide a properly formatted, one-page essay response to the question provided at the end of the application. In addition, all applicants must also provide two letters of recommendation with one speaking to each of the following categories (Letters from family members/guardians will not be accepted):

  • Leadership qualities and experiences

  • Community service experiences

After you have completed the application, utilize the checklist to make sure that all necessary documents arrive as a single package. We look forward to your application and wish you the best of luck and continued success in your future endeavors.

Warmest Regards,
Howard E. Levy II
Director of Education
Iota Mu Sigma Graduate Chapter
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Arlington, TX
 

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PLEASE UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Verification of GPA and class rank

  • 2 letters of recommendation

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Essay

 

Please enter an essay below (500 word max.) response to ONE of the essay prompts listed below. Please double-space your submission and do not use a font larger than 12pt. The essay should have proper formatting with an introduction and a conclusion paragraph. Please utilize spell check.

*Please note that the use of artificial intelligence tools or technologies is strictly prohibited for this scholarship essay.

1. Explain a decision that you made that you wish you could take back or change. What do you believe would be the new outcome? Would it be for the betterment of everyone or just you?

2. How do you define “legacy”? What legacy are you leaving at your high school? How does your legacy reflect who you are and who you are becoming?

3. Detail your 2 greatest strengths, along with your biggest area of opportunity. Explain why you chose each.
 

I hereby affirm that all the above stated information provided by me is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also consent that if chosen as a scholarship winner my picture may be taken and used to promote the Iota Mu Sigma Chapter scholarship program.

I hereby understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, per Iota Mu Sigma Scholarship policy, it is my responsibility to remit to the Foundation the appropriate information for my scholarship to be paid directly to my educational institution in January of 2025.

I hereby understand I will not submit this application without all required attachments and supporting information.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet eligibility criteria will not be considered for this scholarship.

Thank you for submitting your application. We look forward to reviewing it and wish you the best in your pursuit of education.

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