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Community Service Scholarship Application Information

Supporting and improving educational outcomes for African American students in the St. Louis region has been and continues to be a priority for the Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Over $90,000 in Community Service Scholarships have been awarded to deserving college bound high school graduates.

"Our Scholarship Program helps make college dreams a reality. We are proud of our students and honored to support them on their educational journey." says Lauren Nash Ming, President of the Archway (MO) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

The 2023/2024 scholarship application process opens February 5, 2024 and remains open until April 8, 2024. Online registration through Scholarship Central use this link:

Media Release & Authorization Form (PDF document)


  1. African American High School Senior with a 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher.
  2. Residents of St. Louis city, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, or the Illinois counties of St. Clair or Madison.
  3. Must have performed a minimum of 50 hours of community service (over their 4-year high school career) in one or more of our five facet programs anytime during his/her high school career.
  4. The applicant must have maintained a history of good citizenship and responsibility.
  5. Cannot be related by blood or marriage to a member of the Links, Incorporated.
  6. Must be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded, including some specifically to students majoring in STEM fields.

Finalists for all scholarship awards will be required to participate in an in-person interview and will be asked to submit a media release and a photo that The Links Incorporated might use in their publications. Awarded students will receive a scholarship check at a Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Recipients will be required to provide proof of acceptance to the designated accredited institution of higher learning.


To create an account on Scholarship Central:

  1. Go to and click “find a scholarship.”
  2. Follow the instructions for registering and completing the General Application.
  3. Then click “opportunities” and search for “The Links.”

For questions, please contact Dana Tucker: