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Black Sports Professionals North Texas is awarding 10 scholarships – five $1,500 (Leadership) and five $1,000 (Community) – to deserving students with ties to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

Applicants for these scholarships MUST meet the criteria listed below. The application process for 2024-25 opens on September 1. The deadline to apply is November 15The scholarship recipients will be announced in December and funds for these scholarships will be distributed to the recipients no later than January 15, 2025.

SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM

CRITERIA
BSPNTX Leadership Scholarships ($1,500)

• Must be either 1) a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in sport management (or sports-related field of study) at a college or university in the greater North Texas area or 2) a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who is a North Texas-area native pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in sport management (or sports-related field of study).

 

• Maintain a current GPA of 3.0 or higher and provide an official copy of your academic transcript as verification.

 

• Submit a written essay of 500 words or less to reflect on a mentor or role model who has significantly influenced your pursuit of a career in sports. How did their guidance contribute to your professional development? How do you plan to pay it forward to inspire future generations of Black sports professionals? 

BSPNTX Community Scholarships ($1,000)
Must be either 1) a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in sport management (or sports-related field of study) at a college or university in the greater North Texas area or 2) a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student who is a North Texas-area native pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in sport management (or sports-related field of study).

 

• Maintain a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and provide an official copy of your academic transcript as verification.

 

• Submit a written essay of 500 words or less sharing an example where you encountered a setback or failure in your role as a student or community leader and how your acknowledged and learned from that experience in the spirit of the Sankofa Principle. How did you reflect on this experience? What steps did you take to ensure that similar mistakes were not repeated in the future? How did this experience align with the principles of Sankofa?

 

For more information or to learn how to support this scholarship initiative, please contact Cherise Lee, BSPNTX Scholarship Committee Chair, at bspntx@gmail.com.

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