Frequently Asked Questions
Current public high school graduating African American male students who are residents of Prince George’s County, MD or Darlington County, SC may apply.
Yes. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to apply.
April 20th is the postmark deadline for submitting applications. If April 20th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, applications should be postmarked by the following Monday.
No. You may download the application from our website and mail it to us, but it is not possible to apply on line because of the need for your and your parent or guardian’s signatures. Once you download the application, be sure to complete pages 1 – 3. Page 4 lists the scholarship criteria. There are sections for you, your parent/guardian, and high school guidance counselor to complete.
Applications may not be faxed or emailed. Due to limited staffing resources, you must mail your application.
Yes. You must submit a one page but not more than three-paged typed personal essay describing your personal and career goals to include your proposed major.
Yes. Your letter of recommendation must be written by a teacher or school professional.
Financial need is a factor that we consider in awarding scholarships. If you think that you will be eligible for financial aid at the colleges to which you are applying, you should apply for a Mance Foundation scholarship.
You can attend any accredited and approved four-year institution or any accredited and approved two-year institution.
The recipient will be selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee.
The recipient of a scholarship will receive notification via mail by mid-May and is expected to attend the annual scholarship dinner benefit in July (we pay expenses). We will post names of recipients on our website after the annual July scholarship dinner benefit.
We will send the money directly to your college or university to be credited to your account.
You must apply as a new applicant if you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, African American male, resident of Prince George’s County, MD or Darlington County, SC and current graduating senior at the time of your application.
You must apply as a re-applicant if you were awarded a scholarship in a previous year to assist you in pursuing a four-year Undergraduate or two-year Associate’s degree.
Yes. You must download and complete the application for re-applicants in order for the Foundation to determine if you are a student in good academic standing by your school each academic year; and, for the Foundation to keep its records current.
Whose income should be listed if my parents are separated or divorced? If my parents have remarried do I include my step-parents income?
You should list the income of both parents if it is available to you. This should include the non-custodial parent. If a parent’s whereabouts is unknown, you should list that on the application. If you are residing with a legal guardian, you should list their income on the application.