Brandon Zylstra Road Less Traveled Scholarship

$11,914
2 winners, $5,957 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
11
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.

Inequality of opportunity is pronounced in the Black community in many different realms. Its prevalence in education is particularly important because education is one of the most powerful determinants of access to opportunity.

Even though the national college retention rate is 76%, for Black students, the national college retention rate is 52.1%. These disparities are caused in part by system inequalities in low-income areas.

To support an ambitious and determined Black student who may not have the financial backing to pursue their dreams, the Brandon Zylstra Road Less Traveled Scholarship will be awarded to two Black high school students who plan to attend college. This scholarship is just one of our many exciting scholarships for Black students.

To apply, please write about what you’re passionate about, what steps you plan to take toward a career involving this passion, and one time when you overcame tremendous adversity to excel despite the odds.

All Black students studying in the US are eligible to apply for this scholarship!

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Passion, Financial Need, Dreamer
Published April 5, 2021
$11,914
2 winners, $5,957 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
11
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What are you passionate about? What steps do you plan to take toward a career involving this passion? Please also talk about one time when you overcame tremendous adversity to excel despite the odds being against you.



400–600 words