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Celebrate Black History Month with Our "Black Leaders Scholarship"

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Written by Bold.org Editorial Team
Updated: February 14, 2024
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In honor of Black History Month this February, we're excited to introduce the "Black Leaders Scholarship." This initiative, part of our expansive list of over 300 scholarships for black students, aims to celebrate and recognize the significant contributions of black leaders throughout history and their ongoing impact in today's world.

Highlighting Inspirational Figures

In a society where the pivotal contributions of black individuals have been instrumental, this scholarship aims to spotlight these stories and honor their contributions. Pictured above, from left to right, are Bryan Stevenson, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr., Stacey Abrams, and Cynthia Marshall.

These figures are trailblazers in leadership and equity initiatives who embody the qualities of courage, intellect, and unwavering commitment to justice and equality. We encourage you to think about any black leaders in your life or a historical figure and write about their legacy. 

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Scholarship Information

The "Black Leaders Scholarship" aims to celebrate the impactful legacies and contributions of black leaders, both historically and in our lives today. It encourages students to engage in dialogue by sharing stories of black figures who have been instrumental in shaping both the narrative of U.S. history and global history. The winner will be awarded $1,000

Eligibility and Application Details

This scholarship invites students to reflect on stories of black leaders who have sparked change and made significant advances in their communities. It also seeks to honor the legacy of these influential figures and ignite a passion for leadership and advocacy in the next generation. Black/African descent students of all education levels are eligible to apply.

How to Apply for the Black Leaders Scholarship

To apply, applicants must submit a 400-600 word essay on a black leader who has inspired them, focusing on the impact of their leadership and resilience.

The prompt is as follows:

“In Honor of Black History Month, tell us about a black leader–either someone in your life or a historical figure–who has inspired you and why.”

When applying, we encourage you to consider the following questions to guide your response:

  • Who is the black leader who has inspired you, and why?
  • What are the ways in which this individual has inspired resilience, ambition, and change?
  • What leadership qualities do you most admire, and how have they influenced your life and ambitions?

Visit the Black Leaders Scholarship to apply. Share the word or be among the first to apply!

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