2020-2021 St HOPE HARLEM Journey Scholarship Application

The St HOPE HARLEM Journey Scholarship awards up to $5,000 in a need-based scholarship to a rising college junior. The scholarship disburses $2,500 annually over the course of up to a two-year undergraduate college education (contingent upon the recipient maintaining good academic standing). The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and enable St HOPE alumni to pursue their goals of graduating from college, and is open to students enrolled in an accredited community college, two-year college/university, or four-year college/university.

• St HOPE Leadership Academy alum who will have completed a minimum of 60 credits by the start of Fall 2021 (rising junior)
• Completed application form
• Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
• Official college transcript
• Letter of recommendation from a professor/advisor or community member, such as a coach, pastor, mentor, or employer
• Two essays (each essay 500 words or less)

Application Process:

All documents (completed application form, transcript, letter of recommendation, and essays) must be received by 5:00PM, Thursday, February 11, 2021. Scholarship finalists will be notified on or around March 1, and interviews will be held between March 13 and March 20. Scholarship finalists are required to meet with the review committee for an interview, either in person or through video conference. The scholarship winner will be notified on or around April 2. A formal Scholarship Ceremony will occur during the St HOPE Leadership Academy graduation in June 2021.

Scholarship Recipient Instructions:

It is the responsibility of the scholarship recipient to provide proof of undergraduate enrollment at a four-year college/university for the Fall 2021 semester prior to the funds being disbursed. The recipient must submit a copy of their class schedule as well as a copy of their final Financial Aid Award Letter or Fall 2021 semester bill. The scholarship funds will be directly disbursed to the college/university. Scholars must maintain good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0 for the scholarship to be renewed per semester, for up to 4 undergraduate semesters (2 years). Proof of enrollment and official transcripts are required before funds are disbursed.

Application Submission:

Application forms, essays, and letters of recommendations can be emailed to Marissa Goulbourne at mgoulbourne@sthopeharlem.org or uploaded electronically here on the online application:


Completed application packets must be received no later than Thursday, February 11, 2021, electronically time-stamped by 5:00PM of the same date.