Scholarship Information

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Jane E.Hunter Scholarship 2016-2017 Academic Year

The members of the Jane E. Hunter Scholarship distribution committee would like to take a moment to inform you of a post-secondary scholarship available to females.  An exceptional woman established this scholarship to help young women from Ohio and South Carolina to continue their education. This below excerpt from the preface of her autobiography will give you a better understanding of who Jane Hunter was and why this scholarship was established.

 “Jane Edna Hunter is a realist who saw the tragedy of a young colored girl’s coming to a city alone, struggling to meet the economic problem of livelihood, beset by all the dangers of an urban community where poverty and vice are found side by side; where rooming houses are frequently disguised houses of questionable character.  She knew ‘the discriminations, the injustices and the lack of educational opportunities which make it difficult for a young colored girl to gain employment and a decent place to live.’ Her story is fearlessly told of a woman who pledged her life to remove some of the hazards and to guide and protect girls in their search for decency and livelihood.  The Phillis Wheatley Association was formed through her efforts and her spirit of consecration.”

Please provide this information to any deserving female looking who wishes to continue her education by attending college. The Jane Hunter Scholarship application must include the following requirements:

Completed application, including both signatures (all sections must be filled out). An unsigned application will not be accepted.

  1. Transcript from the school most recently attended for last completed period (these DO NOT need to be official) or a copy of the GED Certificate.

  2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale, or a score of 2,800 on the GED Test, copy necessary to validate.

  3. First page of prior year federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) or proof or non-filing reasons, (SSI letter, guardianship, etc.) for Parent & Student.

  4. Two letters of recommendation from persons not related to you.

  5. Letter of acceptance or class registration for application academic year required before award will be sent (required by 7/3/16).


    The application deadline is May 1, 2016.  The Scholarship committee will not consider applications not completed in their entirety and/or received after the deadline.   

Please email everything to Patti Thompson at and reference Hunter Scholarship in the subject line.

Should you have any questions or need a copy of the application, please contact Patti Thompson in Non-Profit Services at 216-689-5488 or by email to