Welcome to Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund
Real Life 101, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides college scholarships for selected inner city, African American males who are graduating from high school. The organization, formed in 2000, has awarded more than 500 scholarships and over 1200 laptop computers to inner city African American males as its NATIONAL plan to improve the negative statistics relative to African American males in America. Each qualified student receives the following:
- Each student is provided up to five (5) years to obtain a degree of his choice
- He receives $1000 per year for up to five years
- A laptop computer equipped with software
- A computer bag
- A certified Real Life Mentor for up to five (5) years while in the Real Life program.
Real Life 101 is funded by corporations and private donors, Real Life targets inner city students faced with financial obstacles that threaten to prevent them from attending college and falling prey to the negative statistics that haunt African American males in America. An eligible Real Life student must be accepted into a College/University, Trade School or an accredited higher education institution and program. They can pursue a degree of their choice anywhere in the country or abroad.
High school counselors/teachers select students who should be considered for the scholarships. Obtaining the scholarships are based upon the quality of a required essay that each student must write and submit per the designated schedule. Candidates must complete an on line application and submit a 1000 word essay. The topic of the essay is; " What will you personally do to improve the current negative statistics regarding African American males in America and abroad". Real Life 101 is a national organization.