Everyone deserves the opportunity to attend college and follow their dreams.
Unfortunately, higher education is often inaccessible for students who are from low-income families. 78% of students from the highest-income quartile attend some type of higher education after high school, as compared to only 46% from the lowest-income quartile.
This scholarship seeks to alleviate the financial burden of college so that low-income students can reach all of their educational goals.
Any low-income student who is passionate about helping their community may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us what community means to you, how you give back to your community, and what you envision for your future.
Please answer the following prompts in 250 words each: 1. What does community mean to you and how do you give back in your community? 2. Tell us a bit about yourself and your vision for the future.
The application deadline is May 10, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 9, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 9, 2022. 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.