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Funded by
2 winners, $500 each
Application Deadline
Jan 2, 2022
Winners Announced
Jan 31, 2022
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
You must be attending an HBCU or an HSI.
Educational Level:
Current Undergraduate is an online platform designed to ensure that all students have access to high-quality career guidance and a professional support network. On the site, students can ask any question about any career and receive personalized advice from both local professionals and industry leaders around the world.

By crowdsourcing career advice to youth on an open-access platform, CareerVillage has built a massive reference source for over 5.5 million learners and 90K professionals with a wealth of experiences to share.

This scholarship gets to the heart of our mission by encouraging career exploration and discovery while ensuring the support of current and prospective students attending a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) or Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

We would like to give $500 each to 2 undergraduate students that attend an HBCU or HSI and want to share their career journeys.

To participate in our scholarship, you must either be attending an HBCU or HSI. To apply, please submit a 500-word essay or a 3-4 minute video that discusses your personal career exploration journey and how online resources (e.g., career-focused sites) have impacted and aided it.

Selection Criteria:
Essay/Video, Ambition, Impact, Vision
Published September 8, 2021
Essay Topic

Please submit a 500-word essay or video that discusses your personal career exploration journey and how online resources (e.g., career-focused sites) have impacted and aided it.

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

January 2022

Jose Sanchez
sabina odusami
Quishanna Winfield
Shawn Hughes
Josephine Falode
Lilibet Ponce pleitez
Marcelo Garcia
JaMya Watson
San Juana Figueroa
Myles Johnson
Micha Green
Philip Celinski
To'nyia Richardson
Nicolas Lopez
Nicolle Fuzane
Immanuel Morrison
Bryan ike
Krystal Scott
Nevaeh Atchison
McKayla Smith
Mya LeVaughn
Danielle Gordon
Dani Gledhill
Marshell Kennedy
Hannah Coleman
Trinity Seegars
Bolakale Alli
Moises Bodan
Rui Yu
alicia fuller
Talya N
Thithi Tun
Akasha Morris
Veronica Amores
Daniel Hernandez
Danielle Lowe-Better
Alan Rodriguez
Unity Benson
Haven Moore
Camille Cancia
Alesia Dodson
Naudiea Newman
Cierra Bland
eric rodriguez
Christopher Heavin
Kayla Mackey
Rashida Ashley
Arthur Ezeobinwa
Shanita Joseph
Karla Ortega-Ríos
Camille Grullon
stacy alberty
Isaiah Chambers
Serenity Logan
Valerie Valle
Calayne Eleazer
Citlaly Ortega
Izaveon Stringer
John Monteverde
Ani-Dumebi Amene

Winning Applications

Cameron Williams
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityFort Myers, FL
I submitted a video however it will not let me submit the application without typing something in here. Sorry!
Julien Odom
Claflin UniversityDurham, NC
I have participated in several leadership and community minded programs (the Young Leaders Academy of Baton Rouge Inc., the NAACP Youth Development Program, and the UNCF Portfolio Project). These programs taught me leadership skills, the importance of education, and the importance of service to your community. The Young Leaders Academy of Baton Rouge Inc. is a program for young African American males to help shape and mold them to become productive citizens, local leaders, and always serve their community. Cultural identity is significant to people of color, because our culture was stolen due to colonization and assimilation. The NAACP Youth Development Program was a partnership between NAACP Snohomish County Branch and Everett Community College's Diversity and Equity Center. It was designed to meet the specific needs of students of African Descent. I will always be grateful for the understanding of cultural worth and value. Lastly, the UNCF Portfolio Project not only taught me the value of higher education but taught the value of representation in education. It is imperative for me to learn from individuals who look like me as well as being surrounded by those who look like me. Which is why I have applied to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This program took me through the college application process, taught me how to search and apply to scholarships, and opened my mind to possibilities of different career paths by giving me the opportunity to network with people of color in different career fields. Nevertheless, I am most grateful for the mentorship aspect of the program. Each participant in the program was assigned a mentor and even though, I have completed this program I am still able to reach out to my mentor for guidance. These mentors took time out of there day every Saturday for eleven weeks to help guide us through the entire process. Mentors reviewed college essay statements, wrote letters of recommendation, and were just there to talk to. This is another example of how service to the community is vital to ensure the success of young people. After graduating from high school, I plan to attend an HBCU, earning a dual degree in History with a concentration in International Studies/Affairs and Public Policy and Administration. Having these degrees will help me run for political office, but also develop my skillsets and attributes in the community to expand my leadership skills and promote the idea of political and economic power, cultural empowerment, and awareness towards injustice, inequality, and inequity. As a leader, I will promote the value of all education and continue to learn from others. I will make ethical, logical, and practical decisions that will improve the lives of all people, and to make contributions all over the world. Over the past few months, we have seen civil unrest, an unlevel economy, and lack of leadership that stops us from solving these issues in America. I will use education to change systematic laws that keep our communities in bondage. We must remember that "In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers." (Black Panther). An inspiring quote that should remind all of us the importance of working together and the beauty of equality.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 2, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jan 31, 2022.

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