TLC and Macy's Team Up to Support Becca's Closet
The partnership will award the Spirit of Community Scholarship.
TLC and Macy’s have partnered with non-profit Becca’s Closet to actualize the dreams of young and underserved students across the country by awarding the Spirit of Community Scholarship in hopes of encouraging students “who have demonstrated outstanding community service in high school to continue their efforts throughout their lives and to inspire others to do the same.”
Students who are eligible for the scholarship must: be a graduating senior; hold a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale; demonstrate a financial need, have made documented and outstanding contributions to their local community; will be attending a two or four year university/college/institution; and be a U.S. citizen, legal resident or DACA-eligible person.
The application is due April 1, 2020 and should include two letters of reccomendation, a high school transcript and an essay.
Becca's Closet launched in 2003 after a heartbreaking car accident took the life of 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman.
While in high school, Becca noticed a financial inequality among students and the effect it had on young women who wished to attend events like prom but could not afford a dress. During her freshman year, the young girl collected 250 gowns that she donated to prom-goers across south Florida.
Becca’s Closet lives on as a staple of Becca's philanthropy and has grown to not only fund scholarships, but donate dresses to those in need, as well.
“In the spirit of Rebecca’s visions and aspirations, our foundation raises funds to award post-secondary educational scholarships recognizing the exemplary efforts of young men and women nationwide who demonstrate Becca’s spirit of generosity in their own communities,” Becca’s Closet’s mission states.
For prom-goers, there are volunteer-led Becca’s Closet chapters in communities throughout the U.S.. Each chapter functions a little differently. Find a chapter near you.
You can make a monetary or attire donation to Becca's Closet here and help students near you have a prom night they'll always remember.