Apply for the EMC College Scholarship!

Categories: Education

EMC is dedicated to empowering Eritrean Muslims in North America. We are proud to launch this year’s EMC Scholarship to invest in the next generation of leaders and recognize their academic achievements and community service.

Through a competitive application process, a team of young EMC professionals and academics select the winning scholars. The EMC Scholarship Fund has supported 20 students so far and looks towards the community to continue to donate and contribute to our scholarship fund.

There are two scholarships available for students about to enter college or university in the fall of 2015.

About the Scholarships

The Merit based Scholarship

The merit based scholarship will be awarded to an accomplished student in academics, work experience, and extracurricular activities. Scholarship recipient will commit 100 hours to future EMC Scholarship development and/or youth programming. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the upcoming fall semester, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university (Proof of Enrollment Required)
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  3. Copy of Academic Transcript
  4. Provide a photo for publication if announced as scholarship recipient
  5. Reside within the U.S. & Canada territory at the time of application.
  6. Essay Prompt:

    Submit a 1000 word double spaced essay discussing academic and/or personal challenges. Focus on your personal success and achievements. Explain what your future education and career goals are and what you will do to make that happen. Why should EMC invest in your pursuit of higher education?

    Scholarship Amount: Minimum of $500

The Community Service Scholarship

The Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to an accomplished student in community service with outstanding leadership within their community. Scholarship recipient will commit 100 hours to future EMC Scholarship development and/or youth programming. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  1. Plan to enroll in, for the first time, beginning in the upcoming fall semester, a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.(Proof of Enrollment Required)
  2. Have a cumulative high school grade point average between 2.5 and 4.0 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent); emphasis will be placed on community service leadership activities
  3. Provide a photo for publication if announced as scholarship recipient
  4. Reside within the U.S. & Canada territory at the time of application
  5. Essay Prompt:

    Submit a 1000 word double spaced essay detailing the service and leadership activities that you have taken part in. Focus on your personal success, achievements, and the volunteer work that you have done. Why should EMC invest in your pursuit of higher education?

    Scholarship Amount: Minimum of $500

  6. Send along detailed description of service and leadership activities

Deadline is July 15th, 2015.

Send all application materials to: emcscholars@gmail.com.