Application Deadline: May 12, 2021
The purpose of the Alonzo Williams Legacy Scholarship is to provide educational resources for graduating seniors at Hallandale High School. We recognize students with a strong history of community service in their school or the wider community through volunteering, advocacy, projects, or other activities.
Applicant must be a graduating senior from Hallandale High School who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and education. In order to apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Plan to attend a two-year or four-year accredited college or university in the Fall
- A 400 – 600 word essay must also be included with the application
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
Our Founder strives to provide students with opportunities to discover, understand, and appreciate some aspect of the American dream. This year’s essay contest prompt is “Having an education gives you freedom. Please discuss how education and diversity contributes to life in America.”
Application Period: April 28, 2021 – May 12, 2021
Award Announcement: May 19, 2021
Application must be submitted online.
This scholarship has been established by alumni Angel Williams, Class of 2002 in recognition of the many sacrifices her great grandparents Alonzo and Evelyn Williams made to provide for their family. Born in 1912, Alonzo Williams was a successful entrepreneur, community leader and servant that overcame many obstacles with only a third grade reading level. He encouraged, inspired and preached the importance of having an education until his death. Evelyn always encouraged faith in God (going to church), community service and strong family ties (staying close and helping). Her perseverance, strength and faith shines bright even today at 105 years old.