PLBC Scholarship Program application deadline is April 22

The Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus' annual scholarship program is now accepting applications through Saturday, April 22 for the 2017-18 school year.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students. Applicants must be a minority student, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, be sponsored by a PLBC member, and demonstrate leadership qualities.

A 250-word essay on the student’s academic plans and career goals and a 250-word essay on why you admire your state representative also must be submitted.

You can download all the information and forms from the PLBC website.

Only the first 250 applications submitted will be considered. The PLBC plans to award at least 10 students a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward tuition at a Pennsylvania college or university.

Pennsylvania students looking to attend one of the out-of-state historically black colleges and universities are also invited to apply for the scholarships.

For information on other potential scholarships as well as the PLBC scholarship, students can visit

If you have any additional questions about the PLBC Scholarship Program, applicants can contact the PLBC office at 717-772-6955.