National Scholarship Information
National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Clubs
2019 Scholarship Program
The philosophy of the NABSTMC and its many chapters across the country are;
- To promote the history of African American Veterans.
- To be a positive role model for youth in our Community.
- To support our veterans by visiting local Veterans, their families, and To support our veterans by visiting local Veterans, their families, and supporting our fallen heroes.
- To support Charitable Organizations in our Community.
- To uphold the traditions and standards of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club.
- To promote Motorcycle Safety in our Community.
The NABSTMC is broken up into Five Frontiers representing different sections of the country. A sum of $2,000.00 has been set aside for each Frontier to use in the awarding of one (1) $1000 and two (2) $500 scholarships to a qualified graduating high school senior in 2019. In addition, a sum of $5,000.00 has been set aside for one NABSTMC Scholarship.
Each scholarship will be paid by the National Association to the student or school upon verification that he or she has been accepted and enrolled at a college of higher learning. Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or better, who have applied or been accepted to college will be eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded based on financial need, proposed use, and the standing of the candidate in relation to other competitors based on overall qualification, with the most weight focused on the quality of the final essay.
Instructions for candidates:
(1)Complete all forms in their entirety. Attach additional pages if required. (2)Prepare a letter of introduction, identifying yourself, your accomplishments to date, your family background, and the degree you are seeking, and your financial need. Provide a brief summary on how you plan to use the scholarship funding if selected. (3)Provide at least one professional letter of recommendation prepared on official letterhead. (4)Provide Student’s name, the complete name and address of the school you will be attending and student ID number. Checks will be mailed to the school via the student’s account. (5)Write a 500 word essay (typewritten or handwritten in your own words) on one of the following topics. Do not write about the Buffalo Soldiers or Troopers Motorcycle Club, but about the historical Buffalo Soldiers formed in 1866: A.In what ways does the Buffalo Soldier legacy inspire you and why is it necessary to pass this legacy on to
B. Buffalo Soldiers exemplify many positive character traits. Please provide examples of at least two traits and briefly describe how they can help mold or shape your life in the future.
C. The Congressional Medal of Honor is presented to the recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. This is the highest award for valor presented to military members for exemplifying the highest degrees of bravery and self-sacrifice on the battlefield. Please provide a brief narrative regarding a Buffalo Soldier that received this honor and what can be learned from his life, efforts and commitment to duty.
D. What are your career aspirations upon graduation from college?
(6) Submit your completed application and essay by the May 31, 2019 deadline to the appropriate POC for your state on Page 7.
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