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Amanda Higgins
Memorial Scholarship

Amanda Higgins was a brilliant young African American woman who had a strong commitment to the mental health, academic achievement, and well-being of young people. She had an intimate understanding of mental health challenges and the failure of the Western medical system to really help women of African descent heal and prosper in this society. Posthumously, she was awarded her MA in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut. The Amanda Higgins Memorial Scholarship was established in her memory and focuses on the well-being of girls and women of African descent, with special focus on mental health and academic counseling.

Amanda Higgins Memorial Scholarship eligibility requirements:

1) Be a current CBB student.

2) Demonstrate financial need.

3) Have a history of mental health issues, OR 

4) Experience working with girls or women of African descent, or issues regarding the well-being of girls and women of African descent.

Each award will be a minimum of $500. Applications are accepted August 1-30.

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Application Question

Please clearly address the following questions in 600-800 words:

  1. What has been your strongest contribution to social issues that impact the lives, mental health or well-being of girls and/or women of African descent?

  2. How has the CBB curriculum contributed to your mental health, growth and development as a counselor working to transform the lives of individuals and communities?

  3. Describe your financial situation/need (for example, any additional financial aid you are receiving, your financial obligations, and/or any special circumstances or compelling issues related to your financial situation/need).

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