2021 Scholarship Program(s)
The philosophy of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is to:
• Promote the history of African American veterans
• Be a positive role model for youth in our community
• Support Veterans
• Support charitable organizations
• To uphold the standards and traditions of the NABSTMC
• Promote motorcycle safety
The NABSTMC is comprised of over 113 chapters in five Frontiers (Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes, Central, and Western) across 35 states.
The NABSTMC will award a grand total of $55,000.00 to college-bound graduating high school seniors in the Fall of 2021. There will be 60 recipients across the five frontiers for a total of $50,000.00; a single National Scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to one recipient.
The NABSTMC will mail funds, on behalf of the student, upon verification of enrollment, to the college/university the student will be attending. Scholarships will be awarded based on the quality of a completed application packet and the supporting documentation. Incomplete packages will automatically be eliminated.
Each frontier scholarship winner will participate in an interview and will be vetted by the National Scholarship Committee to determine the National Scholarship Winner.
The local Albuquerque Chapter will be vetting all applications from residents of New Mexico and will award a $1000.00 scholarship to one winner. The winning applicant's packet will then be forwarded to the National Scholarship Committee for consideration of a Frontier and National award.
Instructions for candidates:
The following are required to complete your application:
• Official High School Transcript (or equivalent, if home schooled)
• A 500-word essay on one of the topics listed below
• Letter of recommendation on official letter head from a teacher, counselor, OR school administrator
• Letter of recommendation on letterhead from a community organization
•A letter of acceptance to an institution of higher learning •Signed Release Form •Parent’s signature, if student is under 18 years of age
• A letter of introduction. Include who you are, your accomplishments, honors and awards to date, family background, the degree you are seeking, and financial need. Also explain how you plan to use the scholarship, if selected.
• A recent headshot photo
•The complete name and address of the school and/or financial aid office where you will be attending college and your student ID number. Checks will be mailed by the National Treasurer to the school for deposit to your student account. •All forms completed in their entirety. Attach additional pages, if required. •Incomplete packets will automatically be eliminated.
Write a 500-word essay (typewritten) on one of the following topics.
**Do not write about the Buffalo Soldiers or Troopers Motorcycle Club**:
A.What impact did the Buffalo Soldiers make in war and/or peacetime? Why is it necessary to pass this legacy on to future generations? B.Provide specific examples of how the Buffalo Soldiers facilitated the development of roadways, national parks, and mail service. C.The Congressional Medal of Honor is presented to the recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. 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.
Applications may be downloaded using this link:
Completed applications and required documents must be scanned and emailed to New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Scholarship Chairperson Rene 'Rooster' Matison at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 5, 2021. Subject line is your full name and state. All sealed transcripts must be sent to the mailing address below by May 5, 2021.
Incomplete packets will be eliminated.
New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
P. O. Box 57061
Albuquerque, NM 87187
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