The purpose of the Scholarship Review Board is to advise the Board of Directors of Proud Scholars on the awarding of scholarships.

The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than three and no more than seven members. Members of the committee shall be selected and appointed by the Board of Directors. The review board members must have no affiliation with Proud Scholars to ensure that unbiased decisions are made.

Specific Duties

  • Review all scholarship applications received by Proud Scholars.
  • Issue written reports to the Board of Directors as required, recommending qualified candidates to receive scholarships.
  • Advise the Board of Directors in establishing and modifying scholarship criteria and other elements of the scholarship program.
  • This will be the sole function of the review board.

The Committee will meet at least twice a year, and may conduct additional meetings as necessary. The Committee Chair is the Scholarship Administration Director and reasonable notice will be given to all Committee members of the place, day, time and purpose or purposes for any Committee meeting. Meetings may be conducted in person or by conference call.

Term of Office: Members of the Committee shall serve staggered three-year terms, with one third of the members rotating off each year.
To qualify for this position, candidates must:

  • Be age 18 or older.
  • Value and support higher education.
  • Be committed to serve a three-year term.
  • Have an internet-accessible computer with recent version of web browser installed (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera).
  • Attend an orientation either in person or via teleconference.
  • Spend 30 – 40 hours reviewing, evaluating and scoring all competitive scholarship applications.

Service on the scholarship review committee is on a voluntary basis. Individuals interested in giving back and helping students achieve their full potential are encouraged to consider serving on this important committee.

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and a letter of interest outlining why they’d like to serve to Tamara Price Arment, Scholarship Administration Director, via email at

Scholarship Review Board Responsibilities