African-American and African Foundation

Black Scholarships and Jobs for Youth© 16

Dr. Richard H. Ross, Sr. (Ph.D.)

The African American and African Foundation on Science, Education and Economic Development, Inc. has a strong interest in raising funds for Black American development in economics and education. The U. S. lags behind several nations in the world on education of their youth. Although, the U. S. spends significantly more money on education than other countries.

There is, however, a real disparity between White and Black student’s education. More than 60 years after Brown vs Board of Education, school systems in the United States are separate and unequal. Many factors contribute to disparities in education. Lower wealth, lower health and lower parental education levels and more dealings with the justice system and other circumstances leave Blacks without the same educational opportunities as Whites. The economic opportunities provided by scholarships and jobs will improve Black education and cultural achievements.

The contribution from donors will be used for scholarships and jobs for Black youth and the Black community. Black American men, women and youth will be directed to complete a high school diploma and GEDs. Scholarships will be awarded to young mothers and fathers with children to educate themselves, and their children to achieve jobs.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND AFRICAN FOUNDATION ON SCIENCE,

EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INC. (AAAFSEED)

SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

All AAAFSEED scholarships will be mailed directly to the high school, trade school, college, and university. The education institutions must certify enrollment, academic status and need for financial aid. AAAFSEED will rely on each educational institution to certify students both domestically and foreign.

  • AAAFSEED DOES NOT REQUIRE APPLICATIONS.


  • EACH STUDENT MUST WRITE A HANDWRITTEN SCHOLARSHIP REQUEST LETTER WITH A PERSONAL SIGNATURE TO AAAFSEED AND MAIL IT TO P.O BOX 2604, ANN ARBOR MI 48106, U.S.A.


  • EACH POTENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROSPECT MUST BE ENROLLED IN A CERTIFIED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.


  • ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR INSTITUTIONS WRITE AAAFSEED A LETTER CONFIRMING THEIR ADMISSIONS STATUS, FINANCIAL NEEDS AND REQUEST FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
  • Scholarships will be awarded in 2018 pending budget.
  • AAAFSEED’s institutions of interest are: HBCU: https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu, and

all institutions of education.

  • All deadlines are the same as the educational institutions making the recommendations.

The focus is on:

  • Elementary, junior high and high school
  • Apprenticeships
  • Vocational training
  • Business
  • Junior colleges
  • Colleges
  • Universities programs
  • R.O.T.C training
  • Skill trades

Many Junior Colleges offer programs for six months to one year for a licenses in order to qualify for employment. The Health professions are almost always short of staff in every city. Another example, a young high school graduate in California enrolled in Diesel Mechanic School at the age of eighteen years old. Upon completing a one year program, he was hired as a Diesel Mechanical to repair school buses in California. His starting salary was over one Hundred Thousand Dollars per year. Now, he is married with a family and making a contribution to his community. Scholarships and jobs for the Black community are key elements to improving the community.

Black youth gain a measure of self-worth and self-esteem when they are valued and are contributors to their community and family. Their emotional and social challenges are managed better because of positive contributions to society.

 

African-American and African Foundation on Science, Education and Economic Development, Inc. (AAAFSEED) 

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