#BlackLivesMatter Scholarship

Funded by
Ornella Altunyan
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$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 20, 2020
Winners Announced
Sep 6, 2020
Education Level
Any
Eligibility Requirements
Ethnicity:
African American
Ethnicity:
African American

From George Floyd to Breonna Taylor, from Michael Brown to Eric Garner, police killing black people is a steady, sickening reality in the United States.

Unarmed black people are 5x more likely to be killed by police than unarmed white people, and in all of 2019, there were only 27 days in which US police did not kill someone

Police in the US kill people at a rate thousands of percent higher than any other developed country. Despite this, a stunning 99% of police killings do not result in officers being charged with a crime.

In the midst of all this, in addition to supporting racial justice organizations like Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero, and more, it is important to support and elevate black voices.

This scholarship will support a black student who has inspiring goals, across any field of study or desired career. While not required, applicants who are first-gen college students and/or are pursuing fields of study in which black students are historically underrepresented will be preferred.

Diversity and Inclusion
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 20, 2020
Winners Announced
Sep 6, 2020
Education Level
Any

Scholarship application essay

Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and how your education will help you change the world.

500–1000 words

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