THE DC HAMPTON PARENTS' CLUB SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

 

The purpose of the DCHPC scholarships is to support and encourage Hampton University (HU) undergraduate students continue their pursuit of higher education.

 

To be considered for DCHPC scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be continuing, undergraduate students in good academic standing at HU.
  • Parents and/or guardians must be current, financial members in the DCHPC, having met the financial obligations of a minimal $120 fundraising requirement for current academic year, by the application deadline.
  • Application Deadline is Friday - July 24, 2020

 

Scholarships Categories

 

The Evelyn Beam Scholarship - Honors the founder of The DC Hampton Parents'

Club. Students should write a 500 word essay discussing the importance of HBCUs and what you can do to ensure its legacy continues. The scholarship shall be awarded to one eligible continuing undergraduate student who is in good standing with the highest grade point average (GPA). The Evelyn Beam Scholarship honors a student in the highest scholarship category with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher.

 

DCHPC Merit Scholarships - The Merit Scholarship shall be awarded to eligible, continuing undergraduate students who are in good standing and have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Students should write a 500 word essay sharing your thoughts on what motivates you to excel in school.

 

Helping Hands Award - The Helping Hands Award Scholarship shall be awarded to eligible, continuing undergraduate students who are in good standing and have demonstrated consistent community service. Verification of community service should be submitted on the organization's official letterhead or volunteer form and can also serve as the letter of recommendation. Eligible community service must have been provided in the current academic year. The award is open to students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum of 25 hours of community service. Students should write a 500 word essay on the importance of being philanthropic with their time and resources in and after college; and, what do they hope giving will achieve.

 

Matthew Hopkins Award - The Matthew Hopkins Scholarship honors the life of Matthew F. Hopkins, a 2003 graduate of Hampton University, majoring in Marketing. This scholarship is open to continuing, undergraduate students who are in good standing pursuing any course of study offered at HU. The award is open to students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Students should write a 500 word essay on how do you plan on using your major or field of study to change the world.

 

Student Enhancement Award - The Student Enhancement Award Scholarship shall be awarded to eligible, continuing undergraduate students who are in good standing and have at least a 2.5 or higher within the last two semesters. Students should write a 500 word essay about your greatest student achievement that you are most proud of.