FOZA Scholarship for Awareness of Maternal Suicide
Friends of Zayne Adams -aka- FOZA, Inc. is committed to supporting women and families who have experienced maternal suicide due to postpartum depression. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has lost a parent due to a maternal suicide related to postpartum depression. Suicide related to maternal mental illness typically occurs during late pregnacy and up to a year after child birth.
FOZA is seeking to award Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students in the United States who are attending an accredited four-year institution, two-year community college or trade school. All majors are welcome! Award funds will be disbursed during the 2023-2024 academic year.
DECISION DATE: 11/1/2024 11:59 PM EST AWARD DATE 01/ 02, 2025 PROVIDER: Friends of Zayne Adams, aka FOZA, Inc. INDIVIDUAL AWARD: $1,000 MINIMUM GPA 2.5 ETHNICITIES African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Hispanic American RESIDENCY STATUS U.S. Citizen COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES/Trade Schools 4-Year Colleges, 2-Year Colleges Community Colleges, Accredited Trade Schools ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION Undergraduate
Award winners agree to have their name, essay excerpts and photo/video posted on the FOZA Website.
Has lost a parent due to a maternal suicide. (Suicide from PPD or maternal mental illness typically occurs during pregnacy and up to a year after child birth.)
Be African American/Black, Hispanic American/Latinx, or Native American/Indigenous.
Be a US citizen, permanent US resident.
Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Be classified as a graduating high school senior, or college freshman, sophomore, or junior in the 2023 academic year.
Will submit a 500 word essay “Why Community Service Is Important to Me.”
An official current academic transcript.
A one-page essay “Why Community Service Is Important to Me.”
Indigenous applicants should state tribal affiliation with their application.
Additional Scholarship Information
FOZA Inc. will contact award winners via the email address submitted by the applicant to verify their eligibility.
No sensitive information is requested on the application.
Any documents required from the applicatn will be kept secure and distroyed after the award is presented.
Applicants who do not meet all listed eligibility and application requirements should not apply.
Documentation will be accepted via email In the form of a Doc or PDF file.
Unless specified above, scholarship funds will be disbursed as a direct deposit to the recipient’s financial institution.
Scholarship decisions will be emailed to all applicants within 12 weeks of the application deadline.Questions about this scholarship that have not been answered above may be submitted to FOZA at admin@FOZAInc.org
The application does not "Save" information. It is recommended that you read over the requirments and be prepared to complete the application one started.
Proceeds go to providing supportive resources for PPD awareness, prevention of maternal suicide, and educational support for the children who are left behind. Please ... get involved.
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