Wheeler, Wilson, & Johnson Community Projects, Inc.
Scholarships

The seven scholarships sponsored by the Corporation are the Grace Wheeler Memorial Scholarship, the Irma Wilson Memorial Scholarship, the Thora Dudley Memorial Scholarship and the Wheeler, Wilson and Johnson HBCU Scholarship and the Eta Omega Omega Rites of Passage Scholarship for a graduating initiate of the Rites of Passage Program.

 

Each scholarship awards students $2,500 per year for four years of study in a college or university. The scholarship recipient with the highest Grade Point Average receives the Bessie Johnson Memorial Scholarship which is $500.

Recently, we added two additional $500 scholarships, a Former President Scholarship for a student with a disability and the Dorothy Sharpe-Hart Scholarship for a student attending a community college.

Digital Application Submission

The WWJ 2021 Scholarship intake process has closed. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • A written application (including an essay)

  • Two written recommendations (one from a school official/one from community leader or workplace employer)

  • School Official Form

  • Official High School Transcript

  • Community Service

  • Academic Performance

  • Extra-curricular Activities and Work Experience

  • Application Presentation

Submission and Deadline

Applications must be RECEIVED by _Sunday, June 6, 2021_.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

  • Scholarship Finalists will be notified no later than _Friday, June 11, 2021_ to present themselves for a personal interview before the scholarship committee.

  • The scholarship recipients MUST attend the Final Rites of Passage Ceremony event on

       _ Monday, June 14, 2021_.

Applications can be submitted digitally via link above. Please see forms required for submission at the bottom of this pageFor additional questions, please email us at wwjcommunityprojectsinc@gmail.com, subject: scholarship.

2021 Scholarship Categories

Wheeler, Wilson &  Johnson HBCU Scholarship: 1 Year - $2,500.00

*Preference maybe given for Bronx residency or attending a high school in the Bronx

a)    Is attending an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) for the 2021-2022 school year

b)    Actively involved in community service

c)    Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Eta Omega Omega Rites of Passage Scholarship: 1 Year - $2,500.00

a)    Has successfully completed the WWJ Rites of Passage Program

b)    Actively involved in community service

c)    Attending a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2021 school year

d)    Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Dorothy Sharpe-Hart Memorial Scholarship: 1 Year - $500.00

a)    Has an IEP, graduated high school and attending college

b)    Actively involved in community service

c)    Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Former President Scholarship: 1 Year - $500.00

a)    Is attending a community/ junior college or trade school

b)    Actively involved in community service

c)    Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Past Scholarship Categories

Grace Wheeler Scholarship: 4 Year - $2,500.00

To be awarded to an African American Student who:

a)    Is a Bronx Resident or attends school in the Bronx

b)    Is community minded and exercise community service

c)    Attending a four-year college starting in the fall of 2021

d)   Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Irma Wilson Scholarship: 4 Year - $2,500.00

a)    Is actively involved in community service.

b)    Is a Bronx Resident or attending school in the Bronx.

c)    Has a cumulative average of 70% or higher and 90% attendance or better

d)    Attending a four-year college starting in the fall of 2021

e)    Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship

Thora Dudley: 4 Year - $2,500.00

To be awarded to an African American Student who:

a)    Both attends school and resides in the Bronx

b)    Is actively involved in community service

c)    Has a cumulative average of 90% or higher and 90% attendance or better

d)   Attending a four-year college starting in the fall of 2021

e)   Applying for financial aid in addition to receiving this scholarship​​

2021 Scholarship Documents

Digital Application:

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria: