Immigrants, regardless of where they are from, are tasked with the difficult task of assimilating to their new home and can encounter difficulties including discrimination, getting employment approval, and more. However, immigrants bring incredible new perspectives and skills that shouldn’t be overlooked -- they should be celebrated. In fact, as of 2018, 55% Of America's unicorns had an immigrant founder.
This scholarship is here for first-generation immigrant students to pursue higher education. In order to qualify for this scholarship, please write a short 500-word essay on your unique story and what you hope to achieve in the coming years.
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 is your unique story of immigration and how has that impacted who you are today? What are your future aspirations and how can this scholarship help you achieve them?
The application deadline is Nov 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 30, 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.