The purpose of this scholarship is to assist incoming freshmen for four years (unless originally enrolled in a five year program) as they pursue their undergraduate degrees.
Like Aaron Bonner, students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education.
AB Abroad Program offers travel scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad.
In honoring the legacy of Aaron Christian Bonner's relentless determination to finishing his undergraduate degree at Howard University, the " AB Scholar " Award has been established. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist incoming freshmen for four years (unless originally enrolled in a five year program) as they pursue their undergraduate degrees. This scholarship is renewable for 4 years as long as Scholar maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Recipients are awarded a scholarship up to $1,000.00 per semester.
• Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a post secondary institution in the United no later than the fall following graduation.
• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
• Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
• Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities.
• Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
Like Aaron Bonner, students who struggle with or succeed in their fight against cancer deserve assistance in their pursuit of a postsecondary education. There are many ambitious students who attend college despite their health setbacks and display ambitious resolve. To help students fighting cancer afford an education, Ready When Your Are Program, awards one-time and recurring scholarships to current and former cancer patients. Recipients are selected by a committee based on the applicants’ personal hardship and financial need.
• Must be a US resident enrolled in an accredited university or community college. (For the purpose of the application, if you are an incoming freshman, you do not have to be already enrolled in college to apply. Please include the names of the schools you have applied to on the application. You must be enrolled at the time of award.)
• Must be a cancer patient/cancer survivor
• Perpetual scholarship recipients must be willing to attend events associated with scholarship awarded and available for selected interviews and/or media coverage.
AB Abroad Scholarship offers travel scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. The Aaron Bonner Foundation believes that an international experience is critically important in the educational and career development of our students, but it can also require a substantial financial investment. The scholarship aims to assist students with high financial need, community college students, students in remission from cancer, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray the cost of travel.
• Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or provide proof that he/she will be receiving a Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship.
• Applicant is applying to or has been accepted into a study abroadprogram or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
• Applicant is studying or interning abroad for at least four weeks (28 in one country - or two weeks (14 days) for current community college students - and no more than one academic year. Programs going to more than one country are eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.
The applicant is studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. Department of State's current Travel Warning list. Students applying to programs in Mexico may only apply for scholarships to support study in Mexican states where no advisory is in effect according to the U.S. Department of State Travel Warning list.