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Q. Who is eligible to apply?
A. 2024 applications will be accepted from graduating seniors who meet the qualifying criteria and attend any of the following US accredited Historically Black College and University (HBCUs): Clark Atlanta University, Delaware State University, Albany State University, Allen University, Benedict College, Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Cheyney University, Claflin University, Clinton College, Coppin State University, Denmark Technical College, Edward Waters College, Elizabeth City State College, Fayetteville State University, Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial University, Fort Valley State University, Hampton University, Howard University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), Livingstone College, Morgan State University, Morehouse College, Morris College, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Paine College, Saint Augustine’s University, Savannah State University, Shaw University, South Carolina State University, Spelman College, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of the District of Columbia, University of the Virgin Islands, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, Virginia University of Lynchburg, Voorhees College, Winston-Salem State University.

Q. What is the value of each award?
A. Each successful applicant will be awarded a minimum of $1,000.

Q. Will only women be considered?
A. No. Applications will be accepted from all genders. However, female seniors are encouraged to apply.

Q. What are the residency requirements for this award?
A. US Citizen, Permanent Resident or Foreign student with F1 visa.

Q. What are the parameters for determining Caribbean ancestry?
A. You, your parents or grandparents would have been born in Trinidad & Tobago or other Caribbean islands.

Q. Do I need to be pursuing a specific degree program?
A. No, but special consideration will be given to students pursuing degrees in Economics, Business, International Relations, Public Policy or French.

Q. Is there a GPA requirement for being considered for the grant?
A. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Q. Is completion of the essay mandatory?
A. Yes.

Q. Will the Selection Committee require applicants to submit supporting documents with the Application Form?
A. Yes. You will be asked to submit documentation to support your cumulative GPA, as well as a letter of reference from a teacher, professor or school administrator, on official institution letterhead.

Q. If successful, when can an applicant expect to receive the grant?
A. Awards will be disbursed by May 31st, 2024.

Q. How much emphasis will be placed on the choice of career path post graduation?
A. The Foundation would welcome receipt of applications from persons who mirror some aspect of the energy and life of Wendy Ann. However, all attributes of applicants will be considered in our deliberations.

Q. Will the information I provide be secure?
A. Yes. All supporting documentation provided will be protected and encrypted.