The Rev. Jesse Jackson Career Scholarship


CVS Health is proud to dedicate the Social Justice and Equity Career Scholarship Program in honor of the Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr., an American activist, Baptist Minister, and politician. This career scholarship will be offered to eligible HBCU / PBI students as a reminder of his legacy, fruitful service and commitment to social justice and equity for all. In recognition of his inspired leadership, each year CVS Health will award the Rev. Jesse J. Jackson Career Scholarship to help disadvantage students gain access to a quality education, pursue their field of interest, and complete their educational and career goals. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Career Scholarship Program will be a grassroots effort designed to help address student achievement gaps by breaking the cycle of poverty through education, achievement, and pursuit of full potential. The five-year educational investment will yield professionals in the Healthcare & Business industry.  The Career Scholarship Program will be a partnership between the student, community, school, business, and families.

CVS Health and the Rainbow Push Coalition will work together with these stakeholders to ensure participants of the scholarship program are positioned for success to pursue a vocational certificate, two-year or a four-year degree from an accredited educational institution. CVS Health’s commitment in support of the Career Scholarship Program will begin with introducing each student to careers in the Healthcare &  Business industry. All recipients of the award will be officially recognized at the Rev. Jesse Jackson annual event each year. All monetary awards will be designated directly to partnering academic institutions for the students. Rev. Jesse Jackson’s contributions toward equality in education and academic achievement are significant. The Career Scholarship Program will serve as a shining light for disadvantaged  students to reach their full potential on their path to success.

Eligibility and Requirements Qualifications:


All Students:
• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
• Must have High School Diploma or GED
• Must demonstrate financial need (see below)
• Must be an incoming freshman to one of the eligible institutions

Eligible Institutions for 2022:
Chicago State University - Chicago, IL
Clinton College - Rock Hill, SC
Delaware State University - Dover, DE
North Carolina A&T State University - Greensboro, NC

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PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MAX INCOME GUIDELINE
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,540 for each additional person.

TOTAL PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD PERSONS IN FAMILY/HOUSEHOLD MAX INCOME GUIDELINE
1 $45,710
2 $54,281
3 $62,852
4 $71,422
5 $79,993
6 $88,564
7 $97,135
8 $120,624

 


High School Graduates:
• Must be high-school graduate who plan to obtain a degree in the select categories
Student must be accepted to an accredited four-year degree, two-year degree, or
vocational program at a select HBCU / PBI in the U.S. for the academic year
commencing in the year the scholarship is granted.
• Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
• Must be pursuing studies in the Healthcare & Business industry
Matriculating Students:
• Must be a student attending an accredited four-year degree, two-year degree, or
vocational certificate at a select HBCU / PBI in the U.S. for the academic year
commencing in the year the scholarship is granted.
• Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
• Must be pursuing studies in the “Health-Care & Business industry.

 


Documentation:
• A completed and submitted application.
• Official transcript from High School and/or College/University
• Two letters of recommendation (cannot include a family member)
• Proof of current enrollment or acceptance to an accredited HBCU / PBI in the United
States (course schedule/admission letter, if applicable)
• Evidence of service learning (i.e.: any school-based extracurricular involvement
and/or community-service involvement) or employment

Essay:
• Must submit minimum 500-word essay.
• The required essay must address the following:
1. Why are the Healthcare & Business majors important to the industry?
2. An example of a time you demonstrated your ability to overcome obstacles
to achieve academic and/or personal goals.
3. Please describe how you have made an impact in your community?

For further information please contact:
Ms. Alfreda Weathers
[email protected]