“Black women can do anything. We’ve proven that time and time and time again.” - Tarana Burke
The racial and gender injustices that prevail in our society today create a unique plight that Black women experience on a daily basis.
Often disregarded in the world of academia, entrepreneurship, and social justice, it’s critical that the voices and aspirations of all Black women are uplifted much more frequently than they are.
Today, Black women make 63% of what white men make and hold just 1% of high-paying engineering jobs. Cocoa Diaries seeks to provide bright-minded Black women the opportunity to excel past the oppressive status quo set by racism and sexism, propelling them toward their goals.
The Cocoa Diaries Scholarship and mission is by Black women, for Black women. Addressing the issues of racial and gender injustice starts within, and we would like to give you the chance to change the world with a little push.
To apply, please write about your experience as a Black woman and how this experience has shaped who you are today. Please also mention how you’ll use this in your fight for social activism and uplifting other Black women.
Applicants involved in social activism, have volunteer or work experience, and who maintain an active commitment to providing safe spaces and uplift other Black women are preferred.
Please write about your experience as a Black woman. How has this experience shaped who you are today? Please also mention how you’ll use this in your fight for social activism and uplifting other Black women.
The application deadline is Sep 22, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 22, 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 Oct 22, 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.
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.