The Thirsty Mind Scholarship Foundation

2017-2018 Application

Cultivating the progression of young women to lead and grow in our communities.

The mission of The Thirsty Mind Scholarship Foundation is to promote the importance of education, self-awareness, and financial literacy for young African-American women that will positively assist in them making informed decisions to thrive academically and socially in their communities.

One scholarship of $250 will be awarded. 

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

1. Be an African-American young woman currently attending Penn Hills Senior High School graduating in June of 2018 planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university full time.

2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

3. Have an interest in community involvement or leadership.


4. Be an active member of at least one organization or extracurricular activity. This includes any school-sponsored activity, club, or sport, church organization, or any other community organization outside of school.

Applications are due Friday, May 18th 2018 by 11:59pm EST

Submit a minimum of a one page essay answering the following:  

1. Include an introduction of who know you are

2. Discuss why you want to further your education and attend a two- or four-year institution

3. Who/what has influenced you to continue your education?

4. How do you envision your ideal college experience?

5. How are you currently involved in your community?

6. How do you plan to fund your college education?  


There must be a minimum of one page for the essay and a maximum of three pages.


We want to get to know who you are so you can construct this essay any way you desire as long as all components are answered and you stay within the page limits. Please be as detailed as possible. It's very important that all components are answered. This is an opportunity to show us who you are.  Please have someone proofread your essay before submission.  


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