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Pioneer Breakfast Cynthia Lynton Essay Competition
Pioneer Breakfast Cynthia Lynton Essay Competition

The 2020 Cynthia Lynton Essay Competition | $250 Scholarship

All essays are due by February 15, 2020 by 11:59pm and can be submitted here.

 

Education has been thought of and referred to as "the great equalizer". The pathway for equity and equality has been forged by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Despite roadblocks and detours to equity, Black Excellence will always yield an exceptional legacy.

When you hear the phrase Black Excellence what comes to mind? What has been your journey to Black Excellence? How would you guide others to understanding and achieving it?

 

Terrilyn Monette Scholarship

The Terrilyn Monette Scholarship is awarded in honor of former CSUSB student Terrilyn Monette, who was deeply committed to education and impacting at risk youth in the community.

  • First-time freshmen must have cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Continuing students must have cumulative CSUSB GPA of 2.5
  • All applicants must:
    • Be currently majoring in Liberal Studies
    • Be enrolled full time (12 units) at CSUSB at the time of disbursement
    • Allow a photo to be taken for campus use and media publicity
    • Have demonstrated ability to community service
    • Be involved in BFSSA networks: SAAS, SAAB, BSU or Black Scholars Hall

Dr. Mildred Henry Scholarship

The Dr. Mildred Henry Scholarship is awarded in honor of former long-time CSUSB professor Dr. Mildred Henry, a renowned African-American campus and community leader.

  • First-time freshmen must have cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum of 2.0 in the last term of high school.
  • Transfer students must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and a minimum of a 2.0 (as a halftime student) in the last term completed before transferring.
  • Continuing students must have cumulative CSUSB GPA of 2.0 with a minimum 2.0 (as a full-time student) in the last term before applying for scholarship.
  • All applicants must:
    • Be enrolled in at least 6 units at CSUSB when the scholarship will be awarded.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, especially to under-served communities
    • Be involved in BFSSA networks: SAAS, SAAB or Black Student Union

Overton Scholarship

The Overton Scholarship is awarded in honor of former long-time CSUSB employee John Overton, who was a renowned African-American campus and community leader.

  • First-time freshmen must have cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0, with a minimum 3.0 in the last term of high school
  • Transfer students must have cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a minimum of a 3.0 (as a full-time student) in the last term completed before transferring.
  • Continuing students must have cumulative CSUSB GPA of 3.0 with a minimum 3.0 (as a full-time student) in the last term before applying for scholarship.
  • All applicants must:
    • Be enrolled in at least 12 units at CSUSB when the scholarship will be awarded.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, especially to under-served communities.