Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
Inequality of opportunity is pronounced in the Black community in everything from access to quality education, to safety from police brutality, to career progression, and much more.
Education is one of the most powerful determinants of access to opportunity.
In an effort to build a more equitable country, the Mechanism Ventures team is funding 15 grants for Black students and recent graduates across a wide variety of fields where opportunity is not equal.
Thanks to the contribution of our St. Louis-based team member, this scholarship will be awarded to a Black student in St. Louis who excels at dreaming big and starting small while building their vision of the future. Strong candidates will be extremely ambitious, driven, and talented.
Students across any field of study or education level are eligible to apply.
This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.
Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your life, and how are you preparing yourself to achieve it?
The application deadline is Jun 11, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 11, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 11, 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.