The Jacques Avent Scholarship

Arizona Community Foundation

The scholarship is established in honor of Jacques Avent who was the first African-American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is given to deserving undergraduate student of African-American/Black heritage who is enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona and committed to pursuing a career in public administration.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Must be an undergraduate student or graduate student
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • Other Academic Requirements:
    Undergraduate student must have completed a minimum of 48 credit hours; Graduate student must have carried a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • College:
    Be enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona
  • Major/Career:
    Be enrolled in at least one of the following eligible degree programs: Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, and Urban and Metropolitan Studies; Applicants who are enrolled in: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Nursing/Healthcare, Information Technology and Continuing Education courses are welcome and encouraged to apply.
  • Ethnicity:
    Be of African-American/Black heritage

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Essay:
    Submit a personal statement of no more than two pages addressing your: Educational and career goals, Civic and community involvement, Challenges facing Blacks in the field of public administration and how you plan to help strengthen the role of Blacks in public administration.
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Submit two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a faculty member.

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