This scholarship for graduating seniors of DC Public Schools was established in memory of Claudette Franklin Ford, a founding member of the Book Club. Her dedication and support has been a significant factor in the Club's longevity. Claudette was also passionately dedicated to improving educational opportunities for DC youth. This scholarship is a tribute to her efforts on their behalf. The award is designed to support and encourage students who plan to major in communications and literature in college. Winners of the essay competion receive cash awards and publication of their first place essay in our luncheon program. The Book Club also provides the winner with a number of opportunities for ongoing contact so that we and our literacy connections can become resources as they pursue their educational goals.

                                                                                             CLAUDETTE FRANKLIN FORD

                                                                              MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT


SPONSOR:                   The Oracle Set Foundation, Inc.



SCHOLARSHIP:           Multiple $1,000-$5,000 scholarship awards
                                       Awardees also receive:

                                       - Tickets to the Oracle Set Foundation’s annual Book and
                                          Author Luncheon
                                       - Copy of book by guest author
                                       - Networking opportunities with nationally known authors and

ELIGIBILITY:                 - Resident of the District of Columbia
                                       - Graduating senior from a District of Columbia public high
                                         school or public charter high school
                                       - Acceptance at an accredited college/university
                                       - Verification of financial need

PROCEDURE:             - Submit essay of 750 words or less on topic:  “What is the Most
                                         Important Issue Facing Young Adults in Washington, D. C.?”
                                      - Explain how you would address this issue
                                      - Submit letter of acceptance by an accredited college/university
                                      - Submit completed Claudette Franklin Ford Memorial
                                      - Scholarship Application, including all requested documentation
                                      - Submit current contact information (postal address, phone
                                         number, email address)
                                      - Interview of finalists by selection committee
                                      - All essays and all rights to their publication become the
                                         property of the Oracle Set Foundation, Inc. which may use,
                                         edit, and excerpt these entries for promotional or any other
                                         purpose, without attribution or compensation, additional
                                         or otherwise
                                      - Incomplete submissions will not be considered

DEADLINE:                   APRIL 6, 2018

MAIL TO:                     The Oracle Set Foundation, Inc.
                                      Claudette Franklin Ford Memorial Scholarship
                                      P. O. Box 56063
                                      Washington, D. C. 20040                                                                             

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