Nationwide — Spring time has finally arrived, and the summer months are closer than ever. But don’t start getting lazy yet! Below are the top seven dates that are crucial to African Americans during the months of March and April. They include scholarship deadlines, a business grant deadline, a healthcare deadline and as you already know – a tax deadline.
Here they are:
#1 – MARCH 24TH: Deadline For The Jerry Malloy Negro Baseball League Scholarship
The Jerry Malloy Negro Baseball League Scholarship is open to high school seniors who plan to attend college and work towards a college degree. Two scholarships will be awarded to the students who write the most compelling essay on a topic pertaining to Negro League baseball. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/12/sabr-jerry-malloy-negro-baseball-league-scholarship.html
#2 – MARCH 28TH: Deadline For The Daring Young Artists to Dream Scholarships
The Young Artists to Dream Scholarships are offered every year to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing college degrees in advertising, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, photography or interactive design or motion graphics. The scholarships are for students who have financial need. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/08/daring-young-artists-to-dream.html
March 31 is the last day for open enrollment to sign up for health care insurance. Americans who do not currently have health insurance need to sign up on the open marketplace for insurance, according to the Affordable Care Act. If you miss the deadline, the penalty is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child up to a maximum of $285 per household or 1 percent of income, whichever is greater. For more details, visit www.healthcare.gov
#4 – APRIL 1ST: Deadline For The Jack and Jill Scholarship Program
Jack and Jill Foundation Scholarship is a national scholarship that is open to African American high school seniors who are planning to attend full-time an accredited four-year college or university. In addition to scholastic achievement, students must demonstrate leadership capabilities through extracurricular activities and volunteer community service. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/04/jack-and-jill-foundation-scholarship.html
#5 – APRIL 6TH: Deadline For The Miller Light Tap The Future® Competition
Shark Tank‘s Daymond John is judging the 2014 Miller Light Tap The Future® Competition, a unique business competition that will give away $300,000 in prize money to entrepreneurs with the best business ideas. It also offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend once-in-a-life-time business seminars, live pitch opportunities, and more. For more details, visit http://blog.blackbusiness.org/2014/02/daymond-john-miller-lite-tap-the-future-business-grants-competition.html
#6 – APRIL 14TH: Deadline For The NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses
The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Applicants need to be active in student nursing activities as well as African-American activities in the community. For more details, visit www.scholarshipsonline.org/2013/02/nbna-scholarship-program-for-black-nurses.html
#7 – APRIL 15TH : Deadline To File Taxes
As you already know, April 15th is the annual deadline to file for personal taxes in the United States. If you file after this date, you are subject to interest and penalties. For more details, visit www.IRS.gov
Don’t forget to mark your calendar!