EDITORIAL FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION
Sponsor: Andrew (Andy) Huston
Contact SACP through project sponsor: email@example.com
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Mission: To provide scholarships to undergraduates attending an HBCU (historically Black college or university) and HBCU alums attending graduate school.
The publishing industry has not equitably provided careers for marginalized groups, and especially not for African Americans. In 2021 the EFA committed to help right this wrong and instituted this scholarship program to prepare HBCU students and alums for careers in publishing and related fields.
RESPONSEFor the inaugural year of the program, there were 54 applicants for the two scholarships the EFA funded. For the second cycle, more than 150 students applied for the three available scholarships. The response has been excellent, but unfortunately, the demand far exceeds the supply of funds.
Current Status and Project Goals:Each $5,000 scholarship requires $5,750 in funding (including UNCF’s 15% admin fee). The EFA has committed to fully funding three scholarships per year itself, this year and in the future. We are aiming to provide a total of six scholarships per year, so we need to turn to outside sources to fund the additional three scholarships annually. We do not have fundraising expertise, hence our outreach to ClassACT—we need guidance and direction from a classmate with fundraising experience, expertise, and connections!
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