EDUCATION - COMMUNITY - SCHOLARSHIPS

EDUCATION - COMMUNITY - SCHOLARSHIPS

EDUCATION - COMMUNITY - SCHOLARSHIPSEDUCATION - COMMUNITY - SCHOLARSHIPS

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Applications are due April 13, 2020

2020 Crimson and Cream Foundation scholarships

Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship

The Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have proven track records of leadership, academic success and giving back to their communities for our scholarship program. 

  

For 2020, multiple scholarships ranging from $250 - $1000 will be awarded.


The eligibility criteria are as follows:

  

  • Current high school seniors with acceptance to a two or four-year accredited post-secondary institution of higher education for the 2019 fall semester 
  • Permanent resident of Minnesota 
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scale


The award committee considers multiple factors when evaluating applications including community service contributions, extracurricular activities, essay, grade point average, personal reference letters and financial need..

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Tommy Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

The Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have proven track records of leadership, academic success and giving back to their communities for our scholarship program. 


Tommy Lawrence was a very well-rounded, accomplished man who made a great impact throughout his professional career and personal endeavors. Born in Boston, MA he studied at Suffolk University where he earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees.  He served his country in the Army and had a successful career in corporate America with IBM, the Office of Economic Opportunity in Washington DC, the Urban League of Springfield MA, and Honeywell.  He finished his 25-year career with Honeywell in 1992 as Manager of Corporate University Relations and Minority Recruitment where he was responsible for recruiting diverse candidates to join the company.  


In addition to his devotion to God and his family, Tommy Lawrence also made time to give back to his community through organizations such as his beloved Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, and the NAACP – Twin Cities Chapter, where he was honored with the Outstanding Service and Passing the Torch Award.  Of Tommy Lawrence’s many achievements, he is arguable best remembered for his tireless efforts to advance cultural diversity in corporate America through effective recruitment and retention strategies.  Tommy’s efforts and leadership to develop effective recruitment and retention strategies opened many doors and impacted the lives of many young professionals entering Corporate America. 


The Crimson and Cream Foundation will award $2000 to the applicant who most emulates Tommy Lawrence’s life and achievements.


The criteria are as follows:

  

  • College students entering junior or senior year
  • Permanent resident of Minnesota
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and active volunteer in community service activities


The award committee considers multiple factors when evaluating applications including community service contributions, essay, grade point average, personal reference letters and financial need. 

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2019 Scholarship Winners

Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship

On August 1st, the Crimson and Cream Foundationannounced the winners of its 2019 scholarships.   

The first place scholarship ($1000) was awarded to Dzidedi Azumah, a 4.25 GPA student from Champlain Park High School.  She will attend Yale University this fall, majoring in International Relations & Global Affairs, with a minor in French. Dzidedi hopes to one day be able to brainstorming with others to affect change to global economic, social, environmental or medical issues.


Tatum Morris was awarded the second place scholarship ($500).  Tatum is a 3.4 GPA student from East Ridge High School and will attend Hampton University in the fall, majoring in Political Science.  Tatum's passion is to one day lead the change in our country to improve inclusion, equity, and our ability to address biases.  

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