The 100 Black Men of Sonoma County scholarship program will undergo a few new changes. These changes will offer the opportunity for our organization to participate in the process. However, Marion and 10,000 Degrees will make all program decisions.
First, all existing recipients will be asked to submit a 3-5 minute video detailing how the scholarship has been beneficial to them and their families. Marion asking that the videos be due upon notice of awards for the coming year. We plan to feature their testimonials on our web site and use the videos for fund raising purposes.
New award recipients will not be required until their second year on the scholarship program. We will ask the student and if necessary his or her parents sign our video release form. We plan to feature their testimonials on our website.
Marion and the organization as a whole believe that It is imperative our students understand that giving back is part of the process.
For helping high school seniors from low-income backgrounds get into college, whether by enrolling at a four-year college or starting at a local community college. The 10,000 Degrees organization has worked for many years with the 100 Black Men of Sonoma County accepting and processing scholarship applications.
“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”
President Barack Obama