Aaron and Ruby Dicks Scholarship

Funded by
$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
11
Application Deadline
Dec 2, 2023
Winners Announced
Jan 2, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Race:
Black
State:
South Carolina
Education Level:
Race:
State:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Black
South Carolina

Aaron and Ruby Dicks were a beloved South Carolina couple who became a fixture of their community by amassing over 100 acres of farmland through hard work and determination.

While Aaron only had a third-grade education, he worked hard as a farmer and lumber mill worker to support his family. Ruby worked as an educator and taught eighth grade in Dunbarton, South Carolina until they were forced to move due to their land being seized by eminent domain. After relocating, Aaron and Ruby worked hard to acquire land and leave a legacy for their seven children. 

This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Aaron and Ruby Dicks by supporting students in South Carolina who are pursuing higher education. 

Any Black high school senior or undergraduate student in South Carolina may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us what you’ve learned from the books you’ve read and how they have affected the impact you hope to have on the world.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published August 8, 2023
$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
11
Application Deadline
Dec 2, 2023
Winners Announced
Jan 2, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What have you learned from the books you've read and how have they informed the impact that you want to make on the world?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists