Tracy African American Association – Wayne Nelson Scholarship Program

Tracy African American Association (TAAA) is a non-profit organization
established in 1994 by a group of concerned professionals seeking to form
ties among African Americans and others in the Tracy community. Our
mission is to create a cooperative environment that unites people of all
ages and backgrounds through sponsorships, while promoting and
contributing to educational, cultural, and social programs and activities that
foster awareness, diversity, and a cooperative environment that unites the
Tracy Community. Membership is open to individuals who share and
embrace the TAAA mission.

As our global society continues to make technological advances, it becomes imperative that African American youth are equipped to meet the challenges of the future. That future mandates a sound education, knowledge, skills, and abilities. TAAA seeks to assist the youth of our community in their academic development by making available scholarships toward a college education.

As our global society continues to make technological advances, it becomes imperative that African American youth are equipped to meet the challenges of the future. That future mandates a sound education, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Seeks to assist the youth of our community in their academic development by making available scholarships toward a college education.

PURPOSE:
Annually, the organization provides scholarships—named for late TAAA member and education advocate Wayne Nelson—to enrich educational opportunities for college-bound African American students who are graduating from Tracy, CA high schools. Scholarships are awarded
to high school seniors who apply, meet specific academic requirements, and who are entering an accredited college or university on a full-time basis. Scholarships are awarded for a minimum of $500.00.

Each year, scholarship applications are available in January and must be submitted no later than the fourth Saturday in April (April 28, 2018). Awards will be announced the first week of May at TAAA’s General Meeting. All scholarship recipients are also expected to attend TAAA’s annual Juneteenth Celebration (June 2, 2018). Scholarship recipients will be announced at their
respective high school award night assemblies and are encouraged to attend the AAEA graduation in Stockton in June. Scholarships will become void if award recipient is not enrolled within one year of the immediately following academic year. (For example, you graduate May 2018, you must be enrolled in college by Fall 2019). Scholarship funds will be disbursed within
15 days after receipt of proof of enrollment (ie. Class schedule or tuition receipt on official school letterhead or from applicable school’s website.)

For Further Information please visit: http://www.taaa.net/scholarships.html

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Tracy African American Association P.O. Box 62 Tracy, CA 95378