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

  • Brighthouse Financial Scholar Connections Scholarship Program

  • Internship Program

Brighthouse Financial Scholar Connections Scholarship Program

Mission

Establish a non-profit organization to provide scholarships to minority students at local high schools and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

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 2022 paid internship at Brighthouse Financial.

 

Applicants must:
•    Identify as American Indian, Asian, Black, or African American, Hispanic, or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

•    Have a 2.7 Weighted GPA

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

Scholarship Application Process (Due October 15, 2021)

•    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)
•    Two letters of recommendation from a counselor or teacher
•    The response to these two questions:
      o    Describe a situation when you faced an obstacle or adversity. How did you overcome it?
      o    What have you learned from someone very different from you?

 

 

 

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

Internship Program

Mission

To provide students with a valuable opportunity to learn important business skills from professional role models and mentors, while building strong relationships within the communities we serve.

Highlights

•Summer of 2021 (Virtual Internships)

•Initial total of 8 interns from schools in the Charlotte area

•Workshop/Webinars

•Mock Interviews and Resume Writing

•Job Shadowing

Focus Areas

•Financial Literacy

•Education

•Mentoring

Internship Application Process (Due October 15, 2021)

•Same as Scholarship process above

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