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!
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.
The application deadline is Aug 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $12,414.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.