REQUIREMENTS FOR 2011-2012 ACADEMIC YEAR
$45,000 Offered in $1,250
Tuition Awards APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 3, 2012
Be an African American United States citizen,
resident of South Florida, enrolled in a graduate business degree program (master's
or doctoral) at a Florida university during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer
term of the 2011-2012 academic year. The applicant must plan to pursue a professional
career in South Florida. South Florida includes Broward, Miami-Dade, Collier,
Charlotte, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Lee, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach, Manatee, Martin, Monroe, St. Lucie and Sarasota counties.
Submit a one-page essay entitled:
"Why I Should Be Awarded
A Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship" Jacki Tuckfield
(MBA, ’96, CGPA 3.97, Nova Southeastern University), was born, reared and educated
in her beloved South Florida. She aspired to be the Chief Executive Officer of
a company dedicated to a policy of diversity in hiring, promoting and retaining
its employees. Reared by parents of different racial heritage, Jacki perceived
diversity as an asset for strengthening the fabric of human relationships. She
aspired for a better life through academic, spiritual and professional achievements.
Her leadership potential was undeniable. This one-page essay is an extremely
important part of the application process; therefore, read Jacki’s "Legacy" and
"Essence" pages of the 55-page www.jackituckfield.org to insure that your essay is relevant. Title your essay and affix your
name to it.
Provide an official transcript which shows that you have
earned a minimum of 12 semester credit hours in your graduate business degree
program, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.1 or greater. Only official transcripts will be considered.
Provide a current resume.
Provide a color passport photo (which reflects your professional image) for inclusion on www.jackituckfield.org and other publicity documents.
Mail the completed singed application
and all required documents in one package to:
TUCKFIELD MEMORIAL GRADUATE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
1160 N.W. 87 Street
Miami, Florida 33150-2544
NOTE Awards will be determined on a first-come, first serve basis and will be
based upon receipt of complete packages meeting all requirements. You may
telephone The Miami Foundation at 305-371-2711 and request the specific Jacki
Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund Requirements and Application
Forms. Also the Scholarship Requirements and Application Forms will be available
The application form, essay, transcripts, color passport
photo, letter of recommendation and resume must be submitted together, postmarked
by Tuesday, January 3, 2012. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, January 10,
2012. The Certificate of Congratulations and the $1,250 Jacki Tuckfield Memorial
Graduate Business Fund scholarship check, made co-payable to the recipient
and the educational institution in which he/she is enrolled, will be issued by
The Miami Foundation.