Alberta Bean Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Oct 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Nov 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Background:
First-generation college student
State:
Missouri
GPA:
3.0 or above
Education Level:
Background:
State:
GPA:
High school senior or undergraduate student
First-generation college student
Missouri
3.0 or above

Alberta Bean was a beloved grandmother who worked hard to provide the very best for her kids, making sure they had more than her, despite a difficult childhood and only an eighth-grade education. Alberta moved to St. Louis, Missouri as a teenager after both of her parents passed.

For many students who come from families without college experience, obtaining a higher education degree can feel impossible. Without family funding or encouragement, first-generation students need to have faith in their dreams and demonstrate significant resilience to succeed and complete their education.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of Alberta Bean by supporting students who are the first in their families to pursue college degrees.

Any first-generation high school senior or undergraduate student from the state of Missouri with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, write an essay between 700 and 1,000 words telling us about yourself, your school, your plans for your major, how you’ll make a difference through your education, why college is important to you, and why you need this scholarship.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published May 10, 2024