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.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
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.
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.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.