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General Information

Name Operation Fly's Diamond in the Rough Scholarship
Number of Awards 4
Award Value $1,000
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications From January 1 until May 1
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Contact Information

Contact Katie Ni
Vice President, Department of Outreach
Operation Fly, Inc.

Scholarship Description

For students living in Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York seeking financial aid for college, Operation Fly offers the Diamond in the Rough Scholarship. The Diamond in the Rough scholarship is a hybrid of merit-based and need-based aid, awarded based upon the following criteria:

Financial Need: Student’s need for financial aid will be taken in consideration when deciding upon scholarship recipients.

Academics: Students with a cumulative grade point average of 85 percent, B, 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent standard of excellence are eligible for consideration. Additionally, if an analysis of the student’s academic record shows continuing improvement, such patterns could qualify a student for consideration.

Service and Leadership: Leadership entails resourcefulness, effective problem solving, school spirit, dependability, and positive attitude. Service and leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Such leadership traits will be reflected in the positions the student occupies and letters of recommendation from his/her teachers.

The Scholarship Award

Four scholarships will be awarded this year. One student will be selected from each of Operation Fly's serviced regions: Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and New York.
Each award consists of $1000 to aid in the winner’s academic and higher education goals.