In my professional career, I’ve been fortunate to be mentored by generous and kind colleagues.
However, despite the support I’ve received, it’s not been from other members of the Latinx community. In large part, that’s because there are very few Latinx colleagues in my field.
I believe that limited access to higher education and resources in school are a major factor in the lack of diversity of mentors.
With many Latinx students today being the first in their families to attend college, finances can often be a burden in the educational journey. This leads to fewer Latinx individuals with degrees and fewer employment opportunities, perpetuating the cycle of poverty that is seen more often in Latinx households.
Taking inspiration from my mentors, I’d like to pay it forward with the Abran Arreola Latinx Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to two Latinx students who are pursuing higher education and who believe in the power of community.
To apply, please tell us about an important experience in your life. How has that experience shaped your understanding of yourself, the world, and your community?
Please tell us about an important experience in your life. How has that experience shaped your understanding of yourself, the world, and your community?
The application deadline is Jun 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $2,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.