Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams will award two $5,000 scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States. The awards will be granted on a competitive basis for the following: a) a record of commitment to community service on behalf of an underserved community, preferably related to tobacco prevention and/or control and b) the best use of the visual arts, media, creative writing or other creative endeavor to convey culturally appropriate health messages aimed at raising awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact.

Scholarship Criteria

1. Applicants must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting.
Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The
community service activity should be described in the personal statement.

2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).
3. Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or a
related field will be considered eligible.
4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, College 5th Year, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Needs Based

Num Awards: 2

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 5,000

Deadline: 2018-12-31


Sponsoring Organization Dr.Alma S.Adams ScholarshipFund Legacy
Attention: LindaR.Williams 1724 MassachusettsAvenue,NW
Washington, DC 20036

Contact Person:

Phone: (202) 454‐5920

Fax: (202) 454‐5775