June 13, 2021

Newman UCC Racial Equity Team Launches New Community Scholarship


Historically, American institutions have contributed to the unequal and sometimes violent treatment of many of its citizens. Recent tragic events have only highlighted the accumulative angst and dead-end policies that continue to fuel racial unrest and poverty. To ensure that our community supports racial equity and social justice with advocacy and meaningful actions, the Racial Equity Team at Newman Congregational Church, UCC is offering scholarship aid - between $3k-$4k to individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and who are pursuing education beyond high school in 2021-22.

By partnering with the wider community to support BIPOC students in pursuit of educational and life goals we hope to help further the dreams and aspirations of marginalized young people.

Scholarship applicants will include an essay describing their motivation and plans for their future.

Dates: Accepting Applications - Current
Application Deadline - June 15, 2021
Application Award - June 30, 2021

Criteria: Identifying as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC)
Pursuing higher education or training post high school
Has financial need

To access applications, and to access more information, visit www.newmanucc.org

If individuals or businesses in the community would like to partner with the Newman UCC Racial Equity Team in supporting the Community Scholarship, contributions may be made to Newman UCC at the address below or online at www.newmanucc.org/give

Newman Congregational church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, PO Box 4764, Rumford, RI 02916. For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742 x11.


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