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Sisters of Nia is proud to announce its annual college scholarship program for Black females of African descent pursuing higher education at a two- or four-year accredited institution. 


With the generous grant of $50,000 from the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls for scholarships, we will be awarding a series of financial awards based on individual merit and/ or demonstrated need. 


All scholarship awards are based on the evaluation of an application packet, which is used to assess academic performance, financial need, and extracurricular involvement and achievement. All ladies who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Black, African American, or of African descent female 

  • Greater Sacramento Area resident 

  • Graduating High School Student, Matriculating College Student, or Graduate Student 

  • Currently attending, accepted, applied, or applying to an accredited two- or four-year college/university for the Fall of 2022 

  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale 


Application Packet* Requirements: 

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, community leader, minister, school official, or employer 

  • Official, unopened transcript 

  • Applicant photograph 

  • A signed photo release attached (signed by parent/guardian for minors) 

  • Video submission 

  • A typed, double-spaced essay, minimum 250 but no more than 500 words: “How do your college and career goals align with Sister of Nia mission and values?" 



To be considered, application materials must be emailed OR postmarked by: 


Monday - June 6, 2022 

Sisters of Nia Attn: Scholarships 

9630 Bruceville Road, STE 106-318 Elk Grove, CA 95757 


Download the application to apply.

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