Enes Kanter Education Fund

Embrace Relief is proud to announce a new partnership with NBA starting center, Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City.

Embrace Relief, in cooperation with Mr. Kanter, will be establishing a scholarship fund for new college freshmen. As many of you know, Embrace Relief is dedicated to assisting our local communities in need and helping those who are financially struggling.

The cost of higher education in the United States is incredibly high and is only continuing to rise, making it even more difficult for a growing number of people. According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 school year was $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,203 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. For the majority of students, the only way to attend college is through securing student loans which often times only cover the cost of tuition.

There are several expenses that a college student faces other than tuition, including books, school supplies and transportation.
Because of this, Embrace Relief along with Enes Kanter, is starting a scholarship program to offer selected students $2,500 to assist them their first year in college. In order to help as many people as possible, Embrace Relief will be collecting donations towards this scholarship fund from November 1, 2014 through April 31, 2015. enes0W4
Mr. Kanter has committed to donating $100 every other day over the course of the next 6 months and has also donated several incentives to encourage outside contributions towards this campaign. Should you wish to donate an amount not listed in the rewards, please click here. Every $1 counts. The following are rewards for established donation levels:
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The first 100 people to donate $100 will receive an autographed toy basketball. The first 80 people to donate $200 will receive an autographed Oklahoma City t-shirt. The first 50 people to donate $300 will receive an official autographed Oklahoma City replica jersey. The first 30 people to donate $500 will receive an official autographed Oklahoma City replica jersey and an official NBA basketball. The first 20 people to donate $1,000 will receive an official autographed Oklahoma City replica jersey and a signed pair of Kanter’s game-time sneakers. The first 10 people to donate $1,500 will receive all above mentioned items in addition to two tickets to an Oklahoma City home game. The first 5 people to donate $2,500 will receive all above mentioned items, two tickets to a Oklahoma City home game and dinner for two with Enes Kanter.
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Criteria for Applicants

Embrace Relief is raising money for the Enes Kanter Education Fund to give scholarships to a number of hard-working high school seniors in the amount of $2,500 for their undergraduate studies. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

1.) Be the first female in her immediate family attending college.
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Be the child of a firefighter or member of law enforcement who lost their life while serving in their line of duty.

2.) Be a current high school senior in the United States already accepted into an American institution for undergraduate studies.

3.) Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

To apply, applicant must write a 750-1,000 word essay about what he/she plans to do in college, how he/she plans on giving back in his/her life, and what volunteering means to him/her. We will announce deadlines and begin accepting applications on May 1st, 2015. Please submit essays along with your full name, high school, and cumulative GPA.

If you have questions, please contact info@embracerelief.org.