Calling All GlamNERDS of Color! The Science of Black Hair Forum is sponsoring a scholarship for all students pursuing education at any level (technical, professional trade, undergraduate/graduate study etc.). Male and female students are encouraged to submit reflective essays discussing their textured hair and how it has impacted various aspects of their lives. Applicants cans share memories, challenges, victories, and how their hair has influenced/impacted self esteem, career choice, relationships etc. This is a competitive scholarship where three students will when a $1000 grand prize. Honorable mention awards of $250 will be given as well. Essays will judged for their quality, personal creativity and technical and overall presentation. Essays must be 12pt font with 1 inch margins and must not exceed 2 pages.
All applicants must register a screen name on The Science of Black Hair Forum. They must also be enrolled in an accredited institution and/or program of study for the Fall 2012 semester. ( Proof of acceptance/enrollment is required for disbursement of scholarship funds). For more information and to submit your application please visit http://www.blackhairscience.com/scholarships.html.
The Science of Black Hair (SBH) Movement began with freelance writer, health scientist and hair care enthusiast Audrey Davis-Sivasothy. Ms. Audrey's best selling book is described as an educational intervention. where she shares her experiences and expertise in an authoritarian yet approachable and personable manner. Whether natural or relaxed or color treated The Science of Black here provides resources and useful information to support men and women of color in caring for their hair. SBH acknowledges the breadth of impact that hair and hair care has on self esteem and how we as people of color view ourselves. The book, forum and blog have cultivated a community committed to healthy living and healthy hair care has emerged. And to further solidfiy her fabulosity, Ms. Audrey is paying it forward with a deep commitment to education. The Science of Black Hair offered it's first scholarships during the 2011-2012 academic year. Two students received grand prizes and four students were recognized with honorable mention. It's round two. To learn more about The Science of Black Hair Book, Blog and Forum head over to BlackHairScience.com and get familiar. Make sure you tell her TheGlamNERDs.com sent you.
Remember, the deadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2012. Don't miss the bus children!