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The “Be Legendary” Scholarship was created to reward young, bright African American students who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community service and education. A $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) deserving students who will attend and maintain a full-time status at an accredited Historically Black College and University in the fall of 2020.  

To apply, students must submit an essay with a minimum of 200 words by answering the following question , “Explain how your decision to attend an HBCU is preparing you for the future.” To start the process, please click the link below.

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  • Complete all requirements of the scholarship application. [Note: Essay will be judged on concept, grammar, and content.]

  • Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 system.

  • Applicant must be a registered full-time student. If a student drops below the required full-time status, the Scholarship Selection Committee will adjust the grant received to 50% of the award allocated for that semester.

  • Current Resident of Columbus, Ohio

  • Submit a recent photo.

  • Follow @wearelegacyu on Instagram

  • Send a 1 to 2-minute private video via Instagram Direct Message telling us why you deserve this scholarship.

The “Be Legendary” scholarship will commence on August 3rd, 2020. The final deadline for submission is August 17, 2020 at 5pm.

A $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to two (2) deserving students who will be attending selected HBCU’s this fall.


Awardees will be notified by a member of the Legacy U staff by Friday, August 21st at 5pm. Awardee must be available to receive the award at the Legacy U Complex.

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