PLBC scholarships available for students of color

Scholarships from the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus are now available for high school seniors and first-year college students who will be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year Pennsylvania college or university or a historically black college or university. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 30.

Students applying for the $1,000 scholarships must be a student of color, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, reside in the legislative district of and be sponsored by a PLBC member, and demonstrate leadership qualities.

A 500-word essay on the student’s academic plans and career goals also must be submitted.

Only the first 250 applications submitted will be considered.

To obtain an application and more details about the program, students can visit http://pahouse.com/PLBC/Scholarships.