Howard University students with a minor in Community Development are eligible to apply for the $1,000 Madeline C. McCullough Community Development Scholarship.
The Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development will award three $1,000 Madeline C. McCullough Community Development Scholarships for the 2013 spring semester to the next generation of community development leaders.
The Madeline C. McCullough (MCM) Community Development Scholarship was established in December 2002 to commemorate the life and work of Madeline McCullough. Ms. McCullough was a longtime friend and supporter of nonprofits engaged in community development. She was also an outstanding role model for young people entering the field, and she found great fulfillment in mentoring and encouraging them.
Ms. McCullough worked closely with members of the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development (CNHED) to help improve the nonprofit housing and economic development industry in Washington, DC. The Coalition’s membership represents a broad spectrum of nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers, special needs housing service agencies, faith-based organizations, community development corporations, funders, lenders and government agencies. It is an honor for the Coalition to be able to offer this scholarship to Howard University students in memory of Madeline McCullough.
Eligibility & Instructions
Up to three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded for the 2014 spring semester. In order to be eligible, the applicant must (1) be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate at Howard University, (2) have declared the minor in Community Development, and (3) have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Please note that previous MCM Scholarship winners are not eligible to apply.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of individual merit and the content and quality of the applicant’s essay. Applications will be available here in August 2013 must be post-marked or submitted electronically on or before October 31, 2013. Recipients will be notified by phone within one month.
A complete application packet contains the following:
- Completed application form (check back here in July 2013).
- Essay of 1-2 pages explaining how your pursuit of an undergraduate minor in Community Development relates to your overall goals.
- Recommendation from a Howard University professor or academic advisor, presented in a sealed envelope.
- Official Howard University transcript (no photocopies or web transcripts permitted).
Under no circumstances will CNHED’s Scholarship Committee consider incomplete applications.
Send application and accompanying materials to:
1432 U Street NW, 1st Floor Annex
Washington, DC 20009
Direct questions to Martine Marcelin, (202) 745-0902 Ext. 203, firstname.lastname@example.org