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The Juanita A. Portlock Memorial Scholarship Fund (501c3)
in collaboration with Juanita’s Red Room

Application 2022

The Juanita A. Portlock Memorial Scholarship Fund is dedicated to helping students and start up entrepreneurs to excel academically, thrive in business and to assist with their financial obligations.  Applicants must complete studies or conduct business in one of the following areas:

o Cosmetology/Barbering
o Culinary Arts
o Event Planning
o Fashion Design
o Hospitality Management

o Interior Design
Our goals are to assist deserving students and entrepreneurs fulfill purpose in their lives, achieve their career goals, pursue their passion, and better serve the world, and their community.




  • Must be a graduating high school senior (Class of 2020) or a current college student

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

  • Must be admitted and plan to attend an accredited college or university or currently attending.

  • Official High School or College Transcript (Must be mailed and sealed)

  • Letters of Recommendation (2 letters are required) Both letters may be from an administrator or teacher/professor at your school, community organization, or mentor who is 18 years of age or older.

  • Letter of acceptance from a higher learning institution.

  • Letter of intent from a higher learning institution or proof of enrollment (Must be provided before scholarship is awarded).

  • Scholarship will be awarded on August 24, 2022 at the Annual Scholarship Fundraising Tea & Dinner.


  • Must be a small business grossing less than $32, 000.00 annually in sales;  in business less than three years and who did not start their business prior to August 1, 2019.

  • Entrepreneurs must submit proof of gross earnings which do not exceed $32,000 as reflected in submitted tax returns.

  • Letters of Recommendations (2 letters are required). Both letters may be from a client, vendor, banker or a mentor who is 18 years of age or older.

  • Business stipend will be awarded on August 24, 2022 at the Annual Scholarship Fundraising Tea and Dinner.

All Applicants

  • Typed Essay (Min. 500/Max. 1,000) Essay Topic: Ann Cole Lowe was a Black designer noted for designing the wedding dress for future First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953. She never received the public credit that she deserved. But nevertheless, she was very selective in choosing her clientele. She once said: “I love my clothes and I’m particular about who wears them. I am not interested in sewing for ‘cafe society’ or ‘social climbers.’ I do not cater to Mary and Sue. I sew for the families of the ‘Social Register’.”

What factors will you consider or do you consider in the selection of your clientele and why?

  • Submit application and all attachments by April 24, 2022 no later than 11:59pm (Typed application preferred, if handwritten please write legibly)

  • Awardees must be present at the event on August 24, 2022 to accept their award.

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