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Jerk X Jollof Scholarship
Two Scholarships - Nonrenewable
Deadline: July 23, 2017
The Jerk & Jollof team is a diverse group of past and present University of Michigan students with (or earning) degrees in medicine, engineering, social work and music. As a team and business, we as Jerk & Jollof strive to enrich our community through educational initiatives and service events.
The Jerk & Jollof Scholarship aims to increase African American representation in higher education, especially students entering fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). African Americans are highly underrepresented in the STEM fields; this lack of representation further exacerbates existing disparities in minority communities. Individuals within the STEM field often have the ability to influence politics on local and national levels—political representation is important for strengthening infrastructure within minority communities.