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Blacks In Government 2021 Scholarship

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Apply for a $1,000 scholarship by June 4!

Annually, the Port of Seattle Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) awards two deserving students enrolled in college for the upcoming fall with a Scholarship Award of $1,000 each. Applicants are judged by their Academic Achievements and Community Service. Two recipients will awarded $1000 in a virtual online ceremony on June 16, 2021.

Application requirements

  • Reside in either King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Whatcom, or Skagit counties in Washington state.
  • Graduate from high school this year.
  • Demonstrate involvement in community service.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement.
  • Be enrolled in college for the upcoming fall.
  • Submit a completed Scholarship Application, including a personal statement, by June 4, 2021.

Please see the email and mailing instructions below.

Apply using the online Scholarship Application

What to include when you submit your application

  • The completed Scholarship Application
  • School transcript(s) indicating the current GPA, courses taken, and grades received.
  • Two letters of reference from non-relatives. One from an organization where the applicant is involved in community service; and, one reference letter from a school administrator.
  • A one-page minimum personal statement about your family background, career aspiration, community involvement, why a higher education is important to you, and any reasons why you should be selected to receive the Port of Seattle Chapter of Blacks in Government Scholarship.

Submittal instructions

  • Completed applications must be received by June 4, 2021.
  • You may send your application via email or US Mail.
  • Email your electronic application (with signed attachments) to: 

Abel Fisshaye, Scholarship Chairman

  • Mail your hardcopy application with signed attachments to:

Blacks in Government
Port of Seattle Chapter
Attention: Scholarship Committee
3919 18th Ave. West
Seattle, WA 98119


Contact Abel Fisshaye at with any questions.

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