The Shofur National Scholarship

Scholarship covers full tuition

Background

Shofur was founded on the principle of disrupting an industry that needed change. CEO Armir Harris’s experiences as an Albanian-born refugee inspired him to create an opportunity for the next generation of students to pursue the American dream. Shofur firmly believes in the importance of higher education, and Armir strives to pay his success forward by awarding the Shofur National Scholarship to one exceptional student.

The Shofur National Scholarship covers one student’s full tuition, for four years, at any accredited public, private, technical college or university in the United States.

criteria

  • Must be a graduating high-school senior or current college student.
  • Create and submit your personal Shofur Scholarship Story (details listed below under the ‘How to Apply’ section).

Amount

The amount awarded per recipient will equal to the full-tuition amount of the recipient’s institution of choice for four years. This scholarship can be applied to any accredited public, private, or community college or university. Each academic year a new recipient will be selected; past recipients are not eligible to receive award more than once. Scholarship recipient's name and likeness may be included in publications that promote the Shofur National Scholarship.

Application Deadline

November 30, 2017

How To Apply

  • 1) Create your video
    • a) Instead of an essay, create a video between 1-2½ minutes in length. In this video, explain who you are, your background, and how this scholarship could help you develop your skills
    • b) Once you are done, upload the video to Youtube or Vimeo and title it “My Shofur Scholarship Story”. Make sure to place our scholarship link in your video’s description so we can track it once you upload it! We encourage you to share it via social media.
    • Scholarship link: https://shofur.com/scholarship
  • 2) Fill out the application form
    • a) Fill out each field appropriately. Be sure you’ve contacted your recommending mentor before submitting the application since they will be contacted for verification.
    • b) In the form attach any files that you may want us to review such as a script of your video, awards, or a common scholarship essay.
    • c) Submit the form
  • 3) Send in your most recent OFFICIAL transcript

Please note that only complete applications submitted through the online system will be accepted. Because of the high volume in applicants, there is a process of elimination that will leave 20 candidates as finalists. If you are a finalist for the award, you will be contacted and at that time will be requested to schedule for an interview with Shofur’s Scholarship Board. This process will take two weeks to complete from the deadline. Once the scholarship recipient is selected, he/she will be required to provide phone verification of identity before award is granted. Scholarship recipient's name and likeness may be included in publications that promote the Shofur National Scholarship.

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Scholarship Application Form

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