Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Service and Education were the cornerstones of Geri’s life and what she stood for. In line with our mission here at Geri’s Locker, we are creating a memorial scholarship fund in her name.
The current events highlight the need to create LASTING changes in our systems and to support our Black/African American men and women in their pursuit of education.
Geri graduated from a predominantly white high school in Wooster, Ohio, attended Ohio State University and Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos, Texas. Geri was the FIRST African American nursing student and graduate from Mount Carmel School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio.
We know that navigating the educational system as a person of color has unique challenges, financial support shouldn’t be one of them.
Join us in making the hopes and dreams of education a reality!
Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Geri Stewart Memorial Scholarship is founded to reward and encourage Black/African-American students who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and desire for continued education.
Applicants must meet the following requirements: Black/African-American Senior, High School graduate or GED recipient, minimum 2.8 GPA, and plan to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the fall. A 400-600 word essay must also be included in the application.
We’re planting seeds in a beautiful garden that she’ll never see,
They’ll become tall trees, that will be her legacy.
With eyes up, they’ll wise up and rise up!
The world’s gonna know their names.
This $1,000 award will be given annually to 2 qualified recipients who have demonstrated:
Importance of Giving Back
Deadline to submit the application and all required materials is May 31, 2021.
Scholarship Award recipients will be announced on June 15, 2021.
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