The Celena Thomas Memorial Scholarship Application Center

Celena Thomas
July 5, 1970 - September 14, 2021

Celena Thomas was the very first person to donate to MB Tutoring. She believed in and consistently supported our mission. We are forever indebted to her. Celena graduated from Florida A & M University, and she was a devoted member of the Alumni Association. She was a tenacious advocate regarding recruitment and scholarship for students to attend HBCUs. As a tribute to Celena's exemplary life of service, support and love, MB Tutoring is rewarding 4 outstanding graduating high school seniors with $1,000 each. The scholarship application, with all attachments, is due on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Winners will be announced at the MB Tutoring Year 4 Gala on Saturday, February 24th at noon in New York City.

Rules for Scholarship Contest

Applicants must be a graduating senior planning to attend college in fall 2024. Must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher.
Applicants must upload a letter of recommendation from a school or community based mentor.
Applicants must submit a writing sample that responds to our prompt. Strong writing samples will be 2-3 pages, double-spaced and well written.
Applicants must submit their application by Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Scholarship Essay Prompt

Studies show that 30% of college students drop out within their first year. Describe your plan for success during your freshman year. How will winning the Celena Thomas memorial scholarship help keep you on track for college graduation? 


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