Brighthouse Financial Scholarship and Internship for Minority Students

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Vision

Create a sustaining legacy to help minority students make a difference today and in the future.

Programs

  • Scholar Connections Scholarship Program (12th Grade)

  • Internship Program (9th-11th Grade)

Brighthouse Financial Scholar Connections Scholarship Program (12th Grade)

Mission

Brighthouse Scholar Connections, Inc. (“Scholar Connections”), a tax-exempt non-profit corporation, was established to expand educational opportunities in higher education for students who are members of historically underrepresented or disadvantaged populations due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (“Underrepresented Students").

Highlights

•Minority students

•Merit- and financial need-based

•Amounts: $5,000 – $20,000 (up to $5,000 annually over 4 years)

•Initial partnering schools: West Mecklenburg H.S.; Ardrey Kell H.S.; Johnson C. Smith University

•Opportunity to participate in a Summer 2023 paid internship at Brighthouse Financial.

 

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of a group that historically has been underrepresented or disadvantaged in institutions of higher education due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors.

  • Have a 2.7 Weighted GPA

  •  Attend one of BHF target schools or universities on a full-time basis.​

  • Demonstrate financial hardship warranting the need for financial assistance

Scholarship Application Process (Due October 31, 2022)

Applying for the Scholarship Program qualifies a student for the Internship Program

•    Resume
•    A 300-word Personal Statement about who you are and why you would like to participate in the Brighthouse Financial Scholar Connections Program.
•    School Transcript (See Mr. Webb in Student Services for a copy of your transcript)
•    A letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, guidance counselor or administrator from your current Educational Institution.
•    The response one of these questions:

  • If you had the authority to change your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make?

  • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability in your school, work, or community.

  • Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart from your peers.

  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
     

 

 

 

Submit completed applications and supporting documents to: Andreia.graddickdahi@brighthousefinancial.com

Brighthouse Scholar Connections Plus Internship Program (9th-11th Grade)

Mission

Brighthouse Scholar Connections, Inc. (“Scholar Connections”), a tax-exempt non-profit corporation, was established to expand educational opportunities in higher education for students who are members of historically underrepresented or disadvantaged populations due to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or similar factors (“Underrepresented Students").

Focus Areas

•Practical application and skill development at a FORTUNE 500 company

•Networking

•Mentoring

Internship Application Process (Due October 31, 2022)

•Same as Scholarship process above

 

 

 

Submit completed applications and supporting documents to: Andreia.graddickdahi@brighthousefinancial.com