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SCHOLARSHIPS

2024-2025 APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

 In Need of Financial Assistance for College?

The National Office of
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®

is sponsoring its annual scholarship for the upcoming school year.

​ Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, promoting and achieving academic excellence, and enhancing community and cultural consciousness. Our specific purpose is Supporting Women In Need of Growth, which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for personal and professional growth. Swing welcomes diversity, encourages individuality, and offers a haven for women who feel a strong connection with their ethnic heritage.


As a service-based organization, we are committed to supporting organizations and efforts that parallel the goals of our beloved sisterhood. We proudly partner with national service organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women and participate in community building activities that raise awareness for issues that affect our community. Members donate their time and financial assistance to hurricane relief efforts; contribute to clothing, food and book drives; and volunteer at local women's shelters and soup kitchens.


We are a vibrant group of women with extraordinary strength, courage, innovation, and spirit. With 50+ graduate and undergraduate chapters, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc. has proven to be a positive addition to many campuses and communities across the United States.

Award Designation
Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies.

Specific Rules
No member of the selection committee can benefit in any way from choosing the scholarship recipients (e.g., committee members and their relatives are prohibited from applying or benefiting from this scholarship award). The school must have the final say on which students receive the scholarship.


You must ensure that any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship is not on a published "Specifically Designated Nationals" terrorism watch list.

Contact Us

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.®

National Scholarship Committee

1.877.447.1969

Please visit www.swingphiswing.org Programs>Scholarship for an application

2023 - 2024
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Faareh Johnson was awarded 1st place for the National SWING Scholarship receiving $2,000. Currently enrolled at The College of New Jersey, Faareh is studying Biology and has a 4.29 GPA.

Emily Hooks was awarded 2nd place for the National SWING Scholarship receiving $1,800. Currently enrolled at Cornell University, Emily is studying Economics and has a 3.91 GPA.

Arisa Chue was awarded 3rd place for the National SWING Scholarship receiving $1,585. Currently enrolled at Stanford University, Arisa is studying Computer Science and has a 4.02 GPA

About the PHI Scholarship

 

History of the PHI Scholarship
The PHI Scholarship founded in 2006, awards financial assistance to Sisters for college. The mission of the PHI Scholarship is to promote the educational and economic advancements of women based on the fundamental foundations of our beloved organization, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc®. “We as an organization are willing to affect social change, in accordance with its values and goals, Swing Phi Swing,® will dedicate its time to enhance the quality of life in the communities that it serves.”

Award Designation
Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies. This year we will award up to 3 academic scholarships to sisters.

 

Specific Rules
No member of the selection committee can benefit in any way from choosing the scholarship recipients (e.g., committee members and their relatives are prohibited from applying or benefiting from this scholarship award).


You may donate money to a 501(c)(3) school and recommend that they grant scholarships to certain applicants. The school must have the final say on which students receive the scholarship.


You must ensure that any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship is not on a published "Specifically Designated Nationals" terrorism watch list.

 

Contact Us
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.®
National Scholarship Committee
1.877.447.1969

PHI Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

Applicant must:

1. Complete and submit a PHI Scholarship application.


2. Be financially active on the local and national levels.


3. Submit proof of current enrollment status as a full-time student at an accredited  institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. This can be a screenshot of your class schedule  with your name, date, and number of credits identified, proof of pre-registration on your transcript, etc.


 4. Submit most recent official transcript from institution of attendance.


5. Submit an employment or SWING activity resume.


6. Submit a photo dressed in professional attire. Please no “selfies.” Guidance below.


7. Submit one letter of recommendation from an executive officer of your local chapter, a national executive officer, a Board of Director, Rites of Passage Coordinator, Assistant Rites of Passage Coordinator, and/or chapter advisor.


8. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the school of attendance on school letterhead.


9. Have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale.


10. Select one of the following prompts to submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay. If you have applied previously for this scholarship, you must use a new essay prompt.


A. America is seen as a country with people who have a variety of cultural, religious, economic, and political backgrounds. How have diversity, equity, and    inclusion affected you as a contributing member of society?


B. Swing Phi Swing’s motto is “Perseverance by Virtue.” Perseverance is defined as    continued effort to do or achieve things despite difficulties. Virtue is a behavior defined by high moral standards. How do you exhibit “perseverance by virtue” in your daily life and in your pursuit of future endeavors?


C. Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education or CRSE is a framework that helps  educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic, and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students’ abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. How do you feel your educational experiences have equipped you for your future as a change maker?

Executive Officers and Board Members may not apply while in office.
Note: All documentation submitted must be typed.

Complete PHI Scholarship Application

Please visit www.swingphiswing.org Programs>Scholarship for an application.

All requested documents and information must be submitted on or before Aug.1, 2024.

If sent by postal mail, documents and information must be postmarked by July 30, 2024.

 

National Scholarship Committee
Swing Phi Swing SFI.®
P.O. Box 1124
Dearborn, MI 4812

Professional Photo Submission

It is important when submitting a professional photo that you make sure everything is just right. You should be dressed in business professional attire, preferably a dark colored dress with stockings or suit/slacks with a white or blue button up shirt avoiding any display of cleavage. It is recommended that you wear small stud earrings, only one modest necklace if worn, and one ring per hand with neutral colored fingernail polish if they are shown in the photo.


It is strongly suggested that you photograph from the waist up. Refrain from throwing up any hand signs or having any other items or people in your picture. Your photo should be taken in a well-lit area with a neutral background and show your full face. Lastly, find someone else to take the photo for you. Avoid using a selfie or a reflection in the mirror. Knowing how to submit a professional photo can make or break your chances on any application or job opportunity.

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®

SWING Scholarship

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, promoting and achieving academic excellence, and enhancing community and cultural consciousness. Our specific purpose is Supporting Women In Need of Growth, which facilitates the attainment of goals that are necessary for personal and professional growth. Swing welcomes diversity, encourages individuality, and offers a haven for women who feel a strong connection with their ethnic heritage.



As a service-based organization, we are committed to supporting organizations and efforts that parallel the goals of our beloved sisterhood. We proudly partner with national service organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women and participate in community building activities that raise awareness for issues that affect our community. Members donate their time and financial assistance to hurricane relief efforts; contribute to clothing, food and book drives; and volunteer at local women's shelters and soup kitchens.

We are a vibrant group of women with extraordinary strength, courage, innovation, and spirit. With 50+ graduate and undergraduate chapters, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc. has proven to be a positive addition to many campuses and communities across the United States.

 

The SWING Scholarship is envisioned as an external scholarship process and is open to women of all ages, who are furthering their education, and who are experiencing financial hardship. The mission of the SWING Scholarship is to promote the educational and economic advancements of women based on the fundamental foundations of our beloved organization, Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®. “We as an organization are willing to affect social change, in accordance with its values and goals, Swing Phi Swing, Social Fellowship, Inc.® will dedicate its time to enhance the quality of life in the communities that it serves.”


Money is made payable directly to the college or university from the national office operating account. When money is payable to the institution, it can be designated for tuition, fees, or supplies. This year we will award up to (3) academic scholarships to deserving female students for the upcoming academic year.

Contact Us
Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.®

National Scholarship Committee

1.877.447.1969

Please visit www.swingphiswing.org Programs>Scholarship for an application

SWING Scholarship Criteria and Requirements

Applicant must:

1. Complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application.


2. Be female.


3. Be a woman of color.


4. Submit proof of current enrollment status as a full-time student at an accredited institution of higher education (i.e. college, university, or technical institute) for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. This can be a screenshot of your class schedule with your name, date, and number of credits identified, proof of pre-registration on your transcript, proof of acceptance, etc.


 5. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 unweighted scale.


6. Have rendered service in their community during the 2023-2024 school year.


7. Submit a sealed and most recent official transcript from institution of attendance.


8. Complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application.


9. Submit a resume that includes professional objective, extracurricular activities, and community service involvement (please include a summary of what you do for the community service project and include references, non-relatives).


10. Submit a photo dressed in professional attire. Please no “selfies.” Please see attachment.


11. Submit one letter of recommendation from a faculty member at the current school of attendance on school letterhead. Must be from within a year of the application due date.


12. Submit one letter of recommendation from any other person of your choice (may not be a family member). Letter must have been written from within a year of the application due date.


13. Submit a biographical outline, including reasons for pursuing your educational program (maximum of 2 pages typed, Times New Roman font, size 12). If you are a previous applicant, please explain how your educational pursuit has changed since you first applied.


14. Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. America is seen as a country with people who have a variety of cultural, religious, economic, and political backgrounds. How will the closing of diversity, equity, and inclusion programs affect your community?


15. Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. How will the lessons you have learned throughout your educational experiences positively influence the growth and development of your family, community, and yourself?

Note: All documentation submitted must be typed.

Complete SWING Scholarship application.
All requested documents and information must be submitted on or before Aug. 1, 2024.
If sent by postal mail, documents and information must be postmarked by July 30, 2024.

 

National Scholarship Committee
Swing Phi Swing SFI.®
P.O. Box 1124
Dearborn, MI 48121

Professional Photo Submission

It is important when submitting a professional photo that you make sure everything is just right. You should be dressed in business professional attire, preferably a dark colored dress with stockings or suit/slacks with a white or blue button up shirt avoiding any display of cleavage. It is recommended that you wear small stud earrings, only one modest necklace if worn, and one ring per hand with neutral colored fingernail polish if they are shown in the photo.


It is strongly suggested that you photograph from the waist up. Refrain from throwing up any hand signs or having any other items or people in your picture. Your photo should be taken in a well-lit area with a neutral background and show your full face. Lastly, find someone else to take the photo for you. Avoid using a selfie or a reflection in the mirror. Knowing how to submit a professional photo can make or break your chances on any application or job opportunity.

All requested documents and information must be submitted on or before August 1, 2024.
If sent by postal mail, documents and information must be postmarked by July 30, 2024.
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