The African American First-Generation MARCH Foundation & Bill Dickey Scholarship Application

2022/2023

It is with great excitement and significance that we announce The African American First-Generation MARCH Foundation & Bill Dickey Scholarship. The MARCH Foundation is a private non-profit organization launched to support the education of African American youth. Since its inception, the MARCH Foundation has awarded more than 1200 students with scholarships in excess of one-million dollars.

“Access to college and internships would have been a financial burden for most MARCH scholarship recipients.”

The MARCH Board is comprised of active and retired United Parcel Service (UPS) African American senior executives with tenure of over 30 years. They began as services providers or part-time inside employees. Their personal financial investments provided the source for scholarships and grants. They have influenced young students throughout the U.S for decades and continue to make a positive impact in many communities.

The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) mission is “to provide young people of color with scholarship opportunities and to create unique pathways in competitive golf and the business world.”

Together we will maintain a partnership to impact more eligible youth, changing their lives through education “Building Hope… One Stroke At A Time.”

Your completed application must include the following:

  • Application is submitted online only.
  • You must have all required documents ready for upload before completing the applicable form. You cannot save and go back and complete it later.
  • All uploaded files must be smaller than 3MB each.
  • Official transcript can be sent electronically and or mailed to the post office box listed above.
  • Essay (uploaded below as .doc or pdf)
  • One photo head shot in high resolution (at least 1200 pixels wide and uploaded below as .jpg, .gif, .png or .pdf)
  • Two personal reference forms (uploaded below as .doc or .pdf)Download Personal Reference Form

Notification of the Scholarship Decision

All applicants will be notified in writing (electronically) regarding the scholarship committee’s decision. Scholarship award checks will be written in the names of both the student and the institution.

    STUDENT INFORMATION

    FIRST NAME *
    MIDDLE NAME *
    LAST NAME *
    SOCIAL SECURITY # (LAST 4 DIGITS) *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    EMAIL ADDRESS *
    PHONE NUMBER *
    MOBILE PHONE *
    DATE OF BIRTH *
    PLACE OF BIRTH (City, State) *
    ARE YOU MALE OR FEMALE? *
    ETHNICITY *
    African American
    GPA *
    SIZE OF GRADUATING CLASS *
    CLASS RANK *
    SAT SCORE (if applicable)
    ACT SCORE (if applicable)
    CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL *
    HIGH SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER *
    HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS *
    HIGH SCHOOL CITY *
    HIGH SCHOOL STATE *
    HIGH SCHOOL ZIP *
    COLLEGE YOU WILL ATTEND *
    COLLEGE PHONE NUMBER *
    COLLEGE ADDRESS *
    COLLEGE CITY *
    COLLEGE STATE *
    COLLEGE ZIP *
    INTENDED MAJOR *
    STUDENT ID (if you have one)
    WILL YOU ATTEND COLLEGE ON A SCHOLARSHIP? *
    yesno
    IF YES, WHAT DOES YOUR SCHOLARSHIP COVER? (BOOKS, TUITION, ROOM AND BOARD, OTHER) *
    ATTENTION TO WHOM WHEN SENDING CHECK?
    CHECK COMMENT DETAIL (if applicable)
    ARE YOU EMPLOYED? *
    IF SO, HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK?
    EMPLOYER NAME
    POSITION
    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
    HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FIRST-GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP? *

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE FAFSA APPLICATION AND ASSESSMENT? *
    yesno
    HAVE YOU OR WILL YOU APPLY FOR A UNITED STATE PELL GRANT? *
    yesno

    APPROXIMATE EXPENSES PER YEAR

    TUITION *
    ROOM & BOARD *
    BOOKS *
    HOW MUCH WILL YOUR FAMILY CONTRIBUTE? *
    HOW MUCH WILL YOUR EMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTE? *
    OTHER SOURCE OF INCOME *
    TOTAL AMOUNT (EXPENSES MINUS INCOME/CONTRIBUTIONS) *
    ARE YOU A SINGLE PARENT? *
    yesno
    MOTHER'S NAME *
    MOTHER'S OCCUPATION *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    FATHER'S NAME *
    FATHER'S OCCUPATION *
    ADDRESS *
    CITY *
    STATE *
    ZIP *
    EMERGENCY CONTACT *
    EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE NUMBER *
    NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN HOME *
    NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY *

    LEADERSHIP

    ACTIVITY 1
    ACTIVITY 1 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 1 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 1 HOURS/WEEK
    ACTIVITY 2
    ACTIVITY 2 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 2 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 2 HOURS/WEEK
    ACTIVITY 3
    ACTIVITY 3 YEARS PARTICIPATED (9th-12th)
    ACTIVITY 3 LEADERSHIP POSITION
    ACTIVITY 3 HOURS/WEEK

    PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING SHORT QUESTIONS

    Identify: What social media platforms do you frequently use?

    Explain: Why do you use the specific social media platforms?

    Describe: What types of information would you find helpful and interesting posted on the MARCH Foundation and Bill Dickey Scholarship Association social media platforms? [Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and others]

    Frequency: How often should we post information on our social media platforms?

    ALL UPLOADED FILES MUST BE SMALLER THAN 3MB EACH

    PERSONAL ESSAY (doc or pdf)

    PERSONAL REFERENCE NUMBER ONE (doc or pdf) - Download personal reference form >>

    PERSONAL REFERENCE NUMBER TWO (doc or pdf) - Download personal reference form >>

    HEADSHOT MINIMUM 1200 PIXELS WIDE (gif or png or jpg or pdf)