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Footsteps of Three Bradley Doctors Scholarship Fund
Deadline to apply: February 3, 2020 3:00 pm CT

Daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bradley, III, Dr. Yunique (Class of 1996), Dr. Chastity (Class of 1996), and Dr. Artara Bradley (Class of 2003) are natives of Aiken County and graduated from either Silver Bluff or South Aiken High School. These three sisters went on to successfully pursue careers in science and medicine after completing college and graduate level programs. Dr. Yunique and Dr. Artara both achieved their Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Hampton University while Dr. Chastity received her Doctor of Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Today, Dr. Yunique and Dr. Artara are both pharmacists, with Dr. Yunique practicing in VA and Dr. Artara practicing in Dallas. Dr. Chastity is a medical writer entrepreneur in TN.

Together, these three sisters have each excelled in their professional fields and are eager to give back to other students who are interested in following in their footsteps in the healthcare field. Scholarships are offered each year for a full-time STEM course of study at an accredited, nonprofit four-year college or university of the student’s choice. Students meeting the criteria described in the program guidelines are encouraged to apply to this academic-based scholarship.

To learn more about these three sisters and their journey in science and medicine, please check out their individual biographies.

This program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals.

Why Apply?

High Demand: Only 5% of the US workforce works in areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) yet they are responsible for more than 50% of our sustained economic expansion.1 By 2022, the government plans to increase the number of STEM graduates by 1 million.

Gain Three Personal Mentors: Research shows that underrepresented minorities, first generation, and low-income students are more likely to switch from a STEM major while in college.2 This is a very intense career track that requires dedication, focus, and strong study skills. It is extremely important that you have a solid support system throughout your career. The Bradley Doctors will offer you support and lead by example. Having gone through a similar path that you are about to take, they encourage you to use their experiences as a blueprint as you determine your best fit in the health care field. The Bradley Doctors are here to help you succeed and navigate through this process by offering unlimited, valuable advice. As a recipient of the scholarship, you will be able to tap into their resources and receive unlimited career advice from the Bradley Doctors.

Reduce Your Overall College Costs: In its 2019 report, the College Board reports that a moderate budget for a four-year in-state public college averaged $26,590 for 2019-2020 academic year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $53,980.3┬á Scholarship funds awarded to qualified applicants will be mailed to the recipient’s home address and are made payable to the school for the student. What better way to start off your college career than with a scholarship sponsored by Footsteps of Three Bradley Doctors?

1Adkins, 2012. Forbes Leadership Forum
2National Center for Education Statistics, 2014. US Department of Education
3CollegeData.com

Eligibility

Applicants to the Footsteps of Three Bradley Doctors Scholarship Fund must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be United States citizens
  • Be African American high school seniors attending South Aiken or Silver Bluff High School in Aiken, South Carolina
  • Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate STEM course of study at a nonprofit four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1040 or a minimum ACT score of 20

Awards

Up to two (2) awards of at least $1,500 each will be granted. Size of award is subject to increase. Award amount will be determined when recipients are selected. One student from South Aiken High School and one student from Silver Bluff High School will be selected for an award. If there are no qualified applicants from one school, the award may be granted at the other school.

Awards are one time only. Past recipients may not reapply. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

The program will use Scholarship America finalist selection criteria including the consideration of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and outside appraisals. Financial need will not be considered.

Scholarship America will select six (6) finalists and The Bradley Doctors will select recipients and determine award amounts. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

Applicants will be notified in May. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of The Bradley Doctors. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

Required Documents

As part of your application you must upload the following documents:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken
  2. Copy of official SAT/ACT test scores
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation must be from a teacher and the other must be from an adult in your community

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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