Despite comprising 13% of the US population, a mere 1% of venture-backed founders are Black. This disparity is not only a sign of the centuries-long injustices that exist, but also a massive missed opportunity for the world.
This scholarship exists to support black entrepreneurs, who are notoriously underrepresented. In order to qualify, please share a short essay about your entrepreneurship journey and what you hope to achieve. Current or aspiring Black entrepreneurs across any field or business stage will be considered.
This scholarship is part of a 12-part, AMPLIFY Scholarship Series, spanning topics including women in tech, continuous learning, environmental science, and more. These scholarships are announced quarterly and awarded monthly throughout 2021. Follow along here!
What are you currently building and how could these funds help you advance your idea? What are your long-term goals with the project?
The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Oct 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.