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You could ONE of the high school seniors in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area that receives a college scholarship to enroll at Bellevue University!



1. Complete the scholarship application on MBK Charlotte-Mecklenburg website.

2. Write and submit a 250-word essay about a person or event that has inspired you and impacted your outlook on life.


Questions? Contact MBK Charlotte-Mecklenburg at scholarship@mbkcltmecklenburg.org

USL/Bellevue/MBK Alliance
Scholarship Essay Tips

Start early. If you give yourself more time, you will have less stress. You'll have plenty of time to give the essay your best effort. 

Be your authentic self. Show the committee who you are and what you think they want you to be. It is hard to write about someone you are not. 

Be honest. Use your own words. (NO PLAGIARISM) 

Stay focused. Take notes, write a rough draft or any type of pre-planning that will help you stay on track. 

Use proper grammar and punctuation. Put your best foot forward. Your essay should show the best of your writing. 

Write and rewrite. The first draft is usually not the one you turn in. So, give it a few days to sit. It may even help to have a trusted teacher to look over and give you feedback.


Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommision.org). Bellevue University is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military obligations, or status in any other group protected by local, state, or federal law. Bellevue University, 1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, Nebraska 68005.

Q & A 
USL/ Bellevue Scholarship Criteria for MBK Alliance

What are the required criteria for applicants for the Bellevue Scholarship? Required Criteria: 
➔ U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Resident 
➔ Students entering college in Fall of 2022 
➔ Enrolled in school in Mecklenburg county (open to CMS, Charter and private schools), 
➔ Minimum cumulative 2.5 gpa 
➔ Seeking a first Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree 
➔ Essay question: Who Am I and what’s my role in the betterment of my Community? 

What zip codes are in the preference areas? 
➔ Reside in one of the following zip codes: 28214, 28216, 28208, 28215, 28212, 28205, 28213, 28262, 28206 

Is a student required to be a first generation and/or member of a minority ethnic group? 
➔ No, however priority is given to those who are first generation college students and/or Black, Latinx, Indigenous, or person of color ➔ Also required participant of one of the MBK Alliance organizations 

Does Bellevue require ACT scores? ➔ No, Bellevue University is an open enrollment campus. However, the ACT score can be used for scholarship purposes. 

MBK Alliance Organizations: 
MYLESTONE Charlotte Area Fund
Young Icons Inc My Pieces 
Men of Destiny 
Teach a Man to Fish Foundation, Inc 
Urban Institute for Strengthening Families 
YMCA of Greater Charlotte- McCrorey branch 
Aperture Education 
Block Love Charlotte 
Year Up 
Lakeview Neighborhood Alliance 
S.T.A.R.S. Math & English Academy 
Hope Vibes Inc. 
Ada Jenkins Center-LEARN Works After School Academic Enrichment Program 
Youth Development Initiatives (YDI) 
Center 360, Inc. 
Renewed Inspiration 
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