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Sisters of Nia is proud to announce its annual college scholarship program for females pursuing higher education at a two or four-year accredited institution as well as vocational school programs.


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.


Applicants MUST Meet All Eligibility Requirements:
Sisters of Nia Alumnae or other BIPOC women
Greater Sacramento Area resident
Graduating High School Student, Vocational School Student, Matriculating College Student, or Graduate Student
Accepted and/or attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university or vocational school program for the Fall of 2024
Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Application Packet Requirements:
Two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, community leader, minister, school official, or employer (1 letter from a school employee AND 1 letter from a community member)
Unofficial transcript Applicant headshot (Solid background preferred)
2 typed, double-spaced essay, minimum 250 but no more than 300 words. Prompts: (1) Discuss a life challenge you faced (academic, personal, financial, socio-emotional, etc.) and how you overcame it.
(2) What are your career goals? What is your why for choosing this career path? A 2 - minute video submission responding to the prompt: "How do you plan to impact the world and live your life with a purpose?" Be sure to include your name and age. Videos should NOT be more than two (2) minutes long.


Application Deadline: April 30th, 2024

Recipients will be notified by June 1, 2024. Scholarship awards may range from $500 - $5,000. Awardees will be selected based on quality of application packet, essays, and video.

Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in the following:
Submit a Thank You video to be shared with our donors.
Attend our Scholarship Awards Reception on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

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