SCHOLARSHIPS

2022-2023 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!

 

Scholarship Application Deadline is July 31, 2022

                                                                                                  In Need of Financial Assistance for College?

 

The National Office of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® is accepting applications for its annual scholarships for the upcoming 2022-2023 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
www.swingphiswing.org Programs>Scholarships
Please email scholarships@swingphiswing.org for an application. 






S.W.I.N.G. Scholarship


The S.W.I.N.G. 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 S.W.I.N.G. 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.”

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 (2) academic scholarships to deserving female students for the upcoming academic year.


S.W.I.N.G. 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 2022-2023 school year. This can be a screenshot of your class schedule with your name, date, and a number of credits identified, proof of pre-registration on your transcript, 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 2019-2022 school years.

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

  8. Complete and submit a SWING Scholarship application.

  9. Submit a resume that includes professional objectives, 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.” If you need guidance, please see the attachment.

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

  12. Submit one letter of recommendation from any other person of your choice (may not be a family member).

  13. Submit a biographical outline, including reasons for pursuing your educational program (maximum of 2 pages typed, Times New Roman font, size 12).

  14. Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. Research shows that people who pursue higher education earn more money than those who have a high school diploma. In recent months, there have been threats to many HBCU campuses. How can we use higher education to combat intolerance and increase generational wealth?

  15. Submit a 1-page, single-spaced essay which answers this prompt. Kamala Harris made history as our nation’s first female and black and Asian national Vice President. She is often criticized in this role. What are some direct and indirect challenges you have faced as a woman of color? What are some issues female leaders face and how would you work to eliminate these barriers?


Note: All documentation submitted must be typed.
Please email scholarships@swingphiswing.org for an application. All requested documents and information must be submitted on or before July 31, 2022. If sent by postal mail, documents and information must be postmarked by July 28, 2022.

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.

                                      Scholarship Application Deadline is July 31, 2022

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

www.swingphiswing.org Programs>Scholarships

Please email scholarships@swingphiswing.org for an application

 

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 2022- 2023 school year. This can be a screenshot of your class schedule with your name, date, and a number of credits identified, proof of pre-registration on your transcript, etc.

  4. Submit the most recent official transcript from the 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. Research shows that people who pursue higher education earn more money than those who have a high school diploma. In recent months, there have been threats to many HBCU campuses. How can we use higher education to combat intolerance and increase generational wealth?

    • 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 have you coped during the pandemic using “perseverance by virtue”?

    • C. Kamala Harris made history as our nation’s first female and black and Asian national Vice President. She is often criticized in this role. What are some direct and indirect challenges you have faced as a woman of color? What are some issues female leaders face and how would you work to eliminate these barriers?

 

Executive Officers and Board Members may not apply while in office.

Note: All documentation submitted must be typed.

Please email scholarships@swingphiswing.org for an application.

All requested documents and information must be submitted on or before July 31, 2022. If sent by postal mail, documents and information must be postmarked by July 28, 2022.

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

Scholarship Application Deadline is July 31, 2022