Code Breakers & Changemakers Scholarship

$1,500
3 winners, $500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 13, 2024
Winners Announced
May 13, 2024
Education Level
High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior (2023-2024 school year)
Race:
BIPOC
Background:
First-generation college student
Experience:
Non-profit or volunteering experience
Field of Interest:
STEM
GPA:
2.4 or higher
Residency:
US Citizen
Education Level:
Race:
Background:
Experience:
Field of Interest:
GPA:
Residency:
High school senior (2023-2024 school year)
BIPOC
First-generation college student
Non-profit or volunteering experience
STEM
2.4 or higher
US Citizen

Do you see the world through a kaleidoscope of scientific curiosity and artistic expression? Ignite Arts and STEM sees it too. But there's problem: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities are dramatically underrepresented in STEM fields, despite their boundless potential.

The numbers paint a stark picture: Only 8% of STEM workers in the US are Black or Hispanic, while they make up over 26% of the overall workforce (National Science Foundation, 2021).

Women hold just 28% of STEM jobs nationwide (Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2023).

First-generation college students face significant barriers to entering STEM fields, with graduation rates 20% lower than continuing-generation students (National Center for Education Statistics, 2022).

This lack of diversity stifles innovation. Studies show that diverse teams generate more creative solutions and tackle complex problems more effectively. That's where Ignite Arts and STEM steps in.

Through the Code Breakers & Changemakers Scholarship, they are not just awarding money, they are igniting a revolution. They're empowering first-generation BIPOC high school seniors with the financial and moral support they need to shatter stereotypes and rewrite their futures.

This scholarship is for you if:

  • You're a STEM enthusiast, dreaming of a career in science, technology, engineering, or math.
  • You're the first in your family to pursue higher education.
  • You're committed to using your STEM knowledge to make a positive impact on the world.

This scholarship is not just based on merit; it's based on passion, potential, and a bold vision for the future.

Tell your story, share your artistic spark, and show how you'll use your STEM education to bridge the gap and pave the way for a more inclusive, innovative tomorrow. Show how you will ignite the next generation of STEM changemakers.

To apply, tell your story. In your essay, please address all the following:

  • Fuel your fire: Share your passion for STEM. What ignites your curiosity? What challenges do you long to tackle?
  • Impact blueprint: How do you envision your STEM career impacting the world? Weave your aspirations into a tangible vision.
  • Literary landmarks: How have books you've read shaped your STEM goals? Let them guide your narrative.
  • Your deeper vision: We want to understand your **educational roadmap**. Explain in detail how this scholarship program will become the bridge connecting your ambitions to reality. How will this scholarship equip you to turn your STEM passion into reality and fuel your journey towards making a meaningful impact?

Optional:

Creative spark: Got a song in your heart, a film in your mind? Showcase your passion through an original creative piece – a short film, a poem, a song – anything that speaks volumes about your STEM fire!

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published January 12, 2024
$1,500
3 winners, $500 each
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 13, 2024
Winners Announced
May 13, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners