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The Finer Future Scholarship awards funds to college-bound high school seniors and students currently enrolled at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical institution for the upcoming fall term. Sponsored by The Finer Alliance Inc., this scholarship aims to empower and support young women in their pursuit of academic excellence, personal growth, and leadership development. It seeks to foster a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment, ensuring that every woman has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Designed to equip women with the skills, knowledge, and support they need to become leaders in their fields, the scholarship helps recipients make a lasting impact on the world.

2024 Application Timeline: 

Application Open: May 20, 2024

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

The Finer Impact Scholarship awards funds to college-bound high school seniors and students currently enrolled at an accredited college, university, or vocational/technical institution for the upcoming fall term, considering applicants based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, and an expressed interest in pursuing higher education. This scholarship aims to invest in the education and empowerment of young scholars to create positive change in our communities and society. By providing financial assistance, mentorship, and resources, we help scholars overcome barriers and achieve their educational goals.

2024 Application Timeline: 

Application Open: May 20, 2024

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024

The Light of Candle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Soror Candle Hudson-Oden. As a graduate of Bennett College of Greensboro, North Carolina, Soror Hudson-Oden was passionate about the importance of scholastic achievement. She continued her pursuit of higher education by earning her Masters in Middle School Mathematics from DePaul University, of which she ultimately applied toward her teaching career with Chicago Public Schools.

As a faithful and proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Soror Candle Hudson-Oden was devoted to the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. She joined the Tau Xi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in 2015 and she proudly served as the Chapter’s Financial Secretary from 2017 until 2021. In memoriam, The Finer Alliance, Inc. pledges to annually award a $5000 scholarship to promising future educators who demonstrate academic excellence.

2024 Application Timeline: 

Application Open: May 20, 2024

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024