Educational Institutions

Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

  • Miami, FL
  • www.shawncartersf.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship Fund
  2. College Exposure Workshops and HBCU Bus Tour
  3. Study Abroad
  4. College Access and Success
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We encourage applicants that are currently US citizens or permanent residents.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Dania Diaz

Keywords

Self-reported

Scholarships, Exposure, Study Abroad, Low-Income and Disadvantaged Young Adults

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EIN

11-3662240

 Number

1675586207

Also Known As

Shawn Carter Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Shawn Carter Foundation exposes youth to higher education through its signature college tours, and helps remove financial barriers to access and success in post-secondary institutions through its scholarship fund, counseling and career exposure programs.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarship Fund

Provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Budget

Program 2

College Exposure Workshops and HBCU Bus Tour

exposes aspiring college students to the world of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in order to promote increased college attendance at these institutions of higher learning. Over 10 original partner HBCUs from Pennsylvania to Georgia are visited throughout the tour, and the majority of these institutions become the future academic homes of our college tour participants. Currently the tours service interested candidates in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Candidates are required to attend a series of preparatory workshops to strengthen their prospects for college admission including:

ACT/SAT Preparation
Financial Aid & Scholarships Resources
College Essay and the Academic Resume
Interview Skills, Dress for Success
College Orientation

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

None

Budget

Program 3

Study Abroad

Through a partnership with the Institute for International Education (IIE)/Gilman International Scholarship Program our study abroad scholarship program is designed to expand the global experiences and leadership opportunities for underserved students through establishment of full study-abroad scholarships.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 4

College Access and Success

We are committed to building a culture of excellence and service among motivated yet underserved youth and young adults and ensuring that students who are the 1st in their families to attend college receive holistic support to increase their prospects of succeeding and graduating from college.

The partnership with Bottom Line-NY ensures that selected 1st generation college students attending public universities and state colleges serviced by Bottom Line receive one-on-one counseling from college admission to college graduation.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We aim to:
    1) Increase opportunities for advancement among underserved youth seeking to fulfill their educational and professional goals
    2)Increase the number of youth attending and graduating post-secondary institutions
    3) Strengthen the workforce by preparing diverse talent that has been traditionally underrepresented in various fields, industries, and sectors for vital roles in all facets of business and leadership.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategies for making our programs happen are college prep workshops to high school students, counseling services for college students through Bottom Line, and career exposure for college students and recent graduates.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our organization has been providing these services for over 10 years with qualified staff, focused curricula, and corporate and educational contacts.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We measure our progress by analyzing the college acceptance rates of our College Bus Tour applicants and the retention and graduation rates of our current scholarship recipients.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We have accomplished tracking the following metrics:
    - HBCU Bus Tour: number of students participating in the series of workshops and attending, number of seniors provisionally accepted on the tour, number of students who matriculate at the visited schools
    - Scholarship Fund: number of applicants over the course of years, number of scholars graduating within 4 - 5 years, number of scholars receiving job placement after graduation

    We have not accomplished the career placement portion for our graduating scholars.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We encourage applicants that are currently US citizens or permanent residents.

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Financials

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SHAWN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dania Diaz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Gloria Carter

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?