Scholarships have been awarded for the 2021 year.  The 2021 recipients are listed below. Congratulations!
Application Process Opening February 2022.

Scholarship Information

Annually, our chapter provides scholarships to deserving high school seniors entering college or university.  To date, we have awarded over $570,000 in scholarships to students in the Los Angeles and South Bay area. The Palos Verdes Links scholarship award varies from year to year and award amounts are contingent upon the funding from the current year.

These competitive scholarships are based on the students’ academic achievement, community service, extra-curricular activities, recommendations and financial need. As an organization we promote academic activities for historically underserved students. Criteria:
African American or of African descent
High School Senior
Applicant must enroll in an accredited 2 year of 4 year institution in the Fall of 2021

Students are from the following high schools:
Carson High School, King/Drew Magnet High School, Narbonne High School, New Millennium Secondary School, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Port of Los Angeles High School (POLA) and San Pedro High School

Application submission opens February 1st and closes March 31st. There are two (2) options for submission:

*Application for graduating high school seniors.

1) Online submission.

2) Download and complete application.

*Application for those who have previously received a Links Scholarship.

1) Online submission.

2) Download and complete application.

If you are not completing an application online, you may scan and upload the completed application through the website.

Mail completed application; picture (headshot); two (2) letters of recommendation from (1) a person on staff at high school and one (1) a person outside of high school; and a signed photograph release form; a 1-page personal statement/essay including career goals.

An official transcript must be mailed sealed by your high school and unbroken to:
Palos Verdes Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Attn: Kimily Pruitt-Batiste, Scholarships
P.O. Box 2206
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

2021 Palos Verdes Scholarship Recipients

Naomi Ransom

King Drew Magnet
Penn State University

Avery Howard

Palos Verdes High
University of Oregon

Jesus Saquic

Port of Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount

Cameron Collier

Palos Verdes High
UC Davis

Chibueze Onyeador

Palos Verdes High
Washington University

Henry Arinze
King Drew Magnet High School
University California Merced

Courtney Davis
King Drew Magnet High School
Tulane

Shanille Davis
King Drew Magnet High School
University California Los Angeles

Amari Metcalfe
King Drew Magnet High School
Biola University

Jalen Noel
King Drew Magnet High School
San Jose State

Prudence Oniha
King Drew Magnet High School
University California Irvine

Emmanuel Souza
King Drew Magnet High School
University California Merced

Angelrose Williams
Narbonne High School
Charles Drew University

 

Graduating High School Seniors
Online Application Form

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be African American or of African Descent
2. Must be a graduating high school senior
3. Must be accepted into an accredited community college, 4-year college or university
4. Must have demonstrated a willingness to make a positive contribution to their community as a leader
5. Must be a U.S. Citizen

A complete application must include:
• Brief personal essay (no more than one page) on the below topic:
How will college help you give back to your community?
• An attached photo (senior picture or headshot preferred)
• An official high-school transcript
• One letter from a person on staff at your high school from a person on staff (counselor or
professor) at your college/university regarding your contributions to campus life/activities
• One letter from a person outside of your high school (cannot be a relative of the applicant)
• Signed photograph release form (download here)

Graduating High School Seniors Online Application Form

Please fill out and submit the online scholarship application form below.

* = Required Field

Personal & Financial Information

Separate multiple ages with comma (e.g. 21, 22, 23)
Separate multiple ages with comma (e.g. 21, 22, 23)

Record of Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Signature verification required by applicable sponsor, coach, leader, mentor, etc. Use the uploader system on this form to attach a copy of the signed sheet.
Download Extracurricular Activities Sheet
Signature verification required by applicable sponsor, coach, leader, mentor, etc. Use the uploader system on this form to attach a copy of the signed sheet.
Download Extracurricular Activities Sheet
Signature verification required by applicable sponsor, coach, leader, mentor, etc. Use the uploader system on this form to attach a copy of the signed sheet.
Download Extracurricular Activities Sheet

College/University Information

Information

Please Upload The Following Items:

1. Brief personal essay (no more than one page) on the below topic: How will college help you give back to your community?
2. An attached photo (senior picture or headshot preferred)
– Picture must be at least 4″x5″ at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi
– picture must be submitted in JPG format
– picture must in color
– picture must be a headshot only
– no hand gestures are permitted
3. An official high-school transcript
4. One letter from a person on staff at your high school from a person on staff (counselor or professor) at your college/university regarding your contributions to campus life/activities
5. One letter from a person outside of your high school (cannot be a relative of the applicant)
6. Signed photograph release form (included in application packet and you can also Download Photo Release Form Here)
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 7 files.

Non-Online Application Form Item Needed:

Please read below.
An official transcript must be mailed sealed by your high school and unbroken to:
Palos Verdes Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Attn: Kimily Pruitt-Batiste, Scholarships
P.O. Box 2206
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Online Renewal Application Form

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be attending an accredited community college, 4-year college or university and not
graduating before Spring 2022 (except for community college students who are transferring to a
4-year school)
2. Must have received a scholarship from The Palos Verdes Chapter of The Links, Incorporated as
a high school senior to be eligible
3. Updated photo

A complete application must include:
• Official transcript (showing current semester’s courses)
• Letter of recommendation from a person on staff (counselor or professor) at your
college/university regarding your contributions to campus life/activities
• Brief essay on the below topic:
As a past recipient of the Palos Verdes Links Scholarship, we would like to learn what you
have been up to since your last award. Please share your college experience with us and
include any academic honors, achievements, and leadership activities with us.

• Signed photograph release form (download here)

Online Renewal Application Form

Please fill out and submit the online scholarship application form below.

* = Required Field

Personal & Financial Information

Separate multiple ages with comma (e.g. 21, 22, 23)
Separate multiple ages with comma (e.g. 21, 22, 23)

Information

Please Upload The Following Items:

1. Official transcript (showing current semester’s courses)
2. Letter of recommendation from a person on staff (counselor or professor) at your college/university regarding your contributions to campus life/activities
3. Brief essay on the below topic: As a past recipient of the Palos Verdes Links Scholarship, we would like to learn what you have been up to since your last award. Please share your college experience with us and include any academic honors, achievements, and leadership activities with us.
4. Signed photograph release form (included in application packet and you can also Download Photo Release Form Here)
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 7 files.

Non-Online Application Form Item Needed:

Please read below.
An official transcript must be mailed sealed by your high school and unbroken to:
Palos Verdes Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Attn: Kimily Pruitt-Batiste, Scholarships
P.O. Box 2206
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Upload Completed Application

If you are not completing an application online, you may scan, upload and submit the completed application through the form below.

Upload Completed Application Form

Please fill out and submit the online scholarship application form below. 

* = Required Field

Student Information

Please Upload The Following Items:

1. A completed application
2. All other required documents requested on the application form
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 7 files.

Non-Online Application Form Item Needed:

Please read below.
An official transcript must be mailed sealed by your high school and unbroken to:
Palos Verdes Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Attn: Kimily Pruitt-Batiste, Scholarships
P.O. Box 2206
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274