Excellent Options (XO) Inc. desires to see all African American students graduate from high school in their designated year, on time, in excellence, and with options. The parents and leaders of XO desire to provide additional support, by way of scholarships, to eligible XO graduating high school seniors, as students make the transition into their college and career pathways.
The Excellent Options Scholarship Committee is responsible for the awarding of scholarships given by XO.
We welcome you to apply!
XO Scholarship Eligibility
The XO Scholarship is available to current XO high school seniors, with families in good standing with XO, as of the initial deadline for membership payment of the current year. The student must prove acceptance to an accredited 2-year or 4-year school. The minimum GPA is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The committee will not round up a 2.9 to a 3.0. There is no minimum ACT or SAT score.
Review and Recipient Selection
The applications will be evaluated with a whole person approach, as not to eliminate a solid student on only GPA. The committee will make the final selection of the award winner(s) using a combination of scoring, ranking and/or discussion.
Award Announcement and Disbursement
The Scholarship Chairperson will announce the winner(s) to the community electronically and at a designated event. Checks will be presented by the Scholarship Chairperson for disbursement to the designated school of choice.
All applicants must submit an online application. All applications and their components must be submitted by the application deadline.
If you have any questions, please contact us by selecting “Scholarship Chair” in our contact form.
January – The XO Scholarship will be posted to the XO website.
March – The deadline to apply for the scholarship is 31 March.
April – The Scholarship Committee will review applications and alert the winners by 30 April.
May – The XO Scholarship Committee will present the scholarship at the XO May meeting.
Summer – the XO Scholarship Committee Chair will work with the student awardee to provide the payment check to the school.
**If the student has an award ceremony at their high school, please advise at the time of scholarship notification and the XO Scholarship Chair will coordinate attendance for another presentation at the ceremony.
Parents play a powerful role in their child’s academic success. The vision is clear: every child can be a high achiever. The parental responsibility in this vision is also clear: stay active in everything that affects your child’s academic success.
Excellent Options has proven that A village of like-minded Parents has immeasurable power to help our students reach the loftiest of goals.