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Englewood Students Can Get Money For College Thanks To New Scholarships

The Samaiya Butler HBCU scholarship and the Neighbor Re-Up scholarship will award two graduating seniors $1,000 for their college education. The deadline to apply is July 30.

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ENGLEWOOD — Two new $1,000 scholarships are available for high school seniors living in Englewood or West Englewood. 

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood, an organization that supports neighborhood residents, will award two scholarships to graduating seniors: the Samaiya Butler HBCU scholarship and the Re-Up Neighbor scholarship

Applications for the scholarships are open now. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. July 30.

Credit: Resident Association of Greater Englewood

The Samaiya Butler scholarship, named after R.A.G.E. co-founder Asiaha Butler’s daughter, will go to a graduating senior who has declared their intention to enroll in a historically Black college or university. Butler’s daughter, a graduate of HBCU school Spelman College, was previously an intern at R.A.G.E.

Students who plan to attend any accredited college or vocational school can apply for the Re-Up scholarship.  

To apply for Re-Up, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, an official transcript, one digital photo and an essay with a minimum of 400 words and a maximum of 500 words. Requirements for the Samaiya Butler scholarship are the same, but students must also include a resume that showcases their community service.

Awardees will be informed the first week of August and celebrated at an Englewood Stomp the Yard event Aug. 7. The celebration will honor all local incoming college freshmen with food, games, music and more.

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