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Eta Theta Lambda Scholarship Program

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Scholarship (National Remote)

Scholarship Overview:

The national remote Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, presented by Eta Theta Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is a prestigious award recognizing a Black or Latino male high school senior from anywhere in the United States. This scholarship honors a student who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, and a strong commitment to community service, reflecting the ideals and legacy of Thurgood Marshall.


Scholarship Award:

The national recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship will be awarded $2000 to support their academic pursuits.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Ethnicity/Gender: Open to Black or Latino male students.

  • Academic Achievement: Minimum 80% average/3.0 GPA.

  • National Eligibility: Open to applicants from any location within the United States.

  • Community Service and Leadership: Demonstrated extensive involvement in community service and leadership both in school and in the community.


Application Requirements:

  • Resume Submission: A resume that outlines your academic achievements, leadership roles, and community service experiences.

    • Community Service Hours & Location Documentation:

    • Submit letters from community service organizations verifying the hours served and the nature of the service.

    • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters are required:

    • One from a School Leader: Highlighting your leadership within the school.

    • One from a Community Leader: Demonstrating your community service involvement and impact.

  • Proof of Leadership and Service: Provide certificates, awards, or other documentation evidencing your leadership roles and community service.

  • Essay Submission: (Optional) A 500-word essay on "How have your leadership and community service experiences shaped your goals and aspirations?"


Application Timeline:

  • Application Launch Date: January 9th

  • Application Deadline: April 1st

Selection and Celebration:

  • Winner Announcement: The scholarship recipient will be announced in May.

  • Celebration Details: Further information regarding the celebration of the scholarship recipient will be provided.


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to click here for the application form and detailed submission guidelines. Ensure that all components of the application, including documentation for community service, are completed by the deadline.


Contact Information:

For any inquiries or further information, please contact



The selection committee will meticulously review all applications, focusing on the depth and breadth of community service, leadership, and academic excellence. We eagerly await your submissions and wish you the best in your pursuit of academic and personal excellence!

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