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Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund


Who's Eligible: Students pursuing undergrad degrees

Award Amount: Varies

Due Date: April 30


Before the fame, he was Shawn Carter, a kid who struggled to rise above his circumstances. To give back, the rapper now known a Jay-Z has created a scholarship program designed for undergrads with demonstrated financial need. On top of fulfilling basic scholarship requirements of maintaining a 2.0 GPA, Shawn Carter Scholarship recipients must also fulfill community service requirements to maintain their award.

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