The 2023 Celebration of Excellence ScholarshipThe Celebration of Excellence identifies and acknowledges high school seniors who have achieved academic excellence.
The Oakland Bay Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is a national volunteer service organization of concerned and committed women, primarily of African ancestry who work to enhance the quality of life in our larger communities. The organization strives to contribute to the formulation of a positive, productive and culturally diverse society, through our focuses on education, cultural enrichment, health and wellness, and civic involvement. We especially encourage students who self-identify as Black or African-American to apply. Students awarded will receive a one-time scholarship of $2,000.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE 2023 COE APPLICATION HAS PASSED. APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED. AWARD NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT IN EARLY APRIL.
Celebration of Excellence Ceremony – the afternoon of Sunday, April 23, 2023
All awardees must attend this event, which we anticipate will be virtual. If the student awardee cannot attend, then a family member must attend or the scholarship award will be forfeited.
The eligibility requirements are:
- High school senior, graduating in May/June 2023
- A minimum cumulative (not weighted) GPA of 3.4
- Demonstrated active participation in school
- Demonstrated active participation in community service
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Evidence of commitment to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university
- Applications from relatives of members of The Links, Incorporated will not be considered.
- DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED ONE WEEK TO MARCH 8, 2023: The online scholarship application must be received by 11:59p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.