Fanm Kreyol as an organization believes in education and promoting women in leadership. Shirley Chisholm stated it best, “You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” Fanm Kreyol believes in implementing those ideas to empower Haitian women to seek/implement those changes they aspire to see in their community. However, before one can seek change in her community she must acquire the necessary skills to do so. As Fanm Kreyol, we believe those skills are ascertain through community service, leadership engagement, and most importantly education.

In continuing with Fanm Kreyol’s strive to promote education and leadership amongst women of Haitian descent, the Graduate Community Chapter of Fanm Kreyol, Inc. sponsor an annual scholarship. Academic Excellence Award is awarded to two collegial women of Haitian decent who are devoted to educational excellence and public service.

Fanm Kreyol, Inc. Graduate Community Chapter

Scholarship Application Guidelines

Available Scholarships:

Two (2) $500 scholarships are available for Haitian female students who are attending an Institution of higher education and are actively involved in a Haitian Student Organization (HSO) in the state of Florida.

  • One active HSO member in the state of Florida
  • One active undergraduate member of Fanm Kreyol, Inc.

Program Guidelines & Priorities:

  • Applicants must display a record of volunteerism in the community
  • Applicants must possess leadership experience
  • Applicants must show proof of educational achievements
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale
  • Applicants must be nominated by Five undergraduate members & Two Graduate Members
  • Nominations are due via e-mail.
  • Applicants must submit all required documents
  • Application and required documents are due via e-mail.

Application Requirement:

  • Complete Application
  • Submit Leadership/ Academic Resume
  • Submit Personal Statement (1 page) & PowerPoint Presentation detailing the following:
    • Past Achievement: Academic/public services
    • Present Accomplishments: Academic/public services
    • Future Aspirations: Academic/public services
  • Submit 1-2 paragraph Biography
    • Written in third person
    • Provide a brief summary of personal statement

For any additional question please email FKGCC

Past Recipients

Past Nominees