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Concrete Rose Scholarship Award

Funded by
2 winners, $1,150 each
Application Deadline
May 24, 2024
Winners Announced
Jun 24, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or Undergraduate

This scholarship is dedicated to providing the essential resources and encouragement for young women of color to flourish. This scholarship's inspiration comes from the transformative power of education, as exemplified by someone who, despite facing the challenges of teenage motherhood and leaving high school, successfully ascended from a GED to an MBA.

This scholarship's mission is to help women of color reach their potential to achieve their dreams, making a significant contribution to a more inclusive and prosperous world for all.

First generation BIPOC women who are high school seniors or undergraduates with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply. African American and Latinx women will be given preference.

To apply, tell us your story and how this scholarship will impact your career goals.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Passion, Drive
Published November 9, 2023
Essay Topic

Tell us your story and how this scholarship will make an impact on your career goals?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Fidelia Nguembou
Clarkson CollegeOMAHA, NE
Tiffany Dailey
Villanova UniversityPHILADELPHIA, PA
Nurse Dailey what would I do without you”. It is like a never-ending dream that drives me to this day. When that day comes I will finally be able to sit back and appreciate my journey of many trials and tribulations. I never was content with being average. I remember low or average grades being pretty acceptable growing up. Passing was all my parents asked for, but I made honor roll every report card. I always strived for more to the delight of my mother. During this time my mother's educational background was only on an elementary scale. She never got the chance to finish high school which fueled me into becoming the first college graduate in my family. It typically entailed very long days and nights, I would always go above and beyond in all my courses: creating study guides, drawing label art images, customizing outlines, researching additional information, and studying for 4-5 hours a day. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in General Science from Pennsylvania State University in Fall 2018. I was hoping to pursue a career straight out of college in nursing, but that was not the case. My finances weren’t completely aligned for me to enter a program. I decided to create a new pathway to my dream. First, I had to realize that as a child, I resided in a blighted area. This let alone allowed me to develop so much resilience. Then, I continued working as a home health aide and searching for other jobs that would at least give me more professional skills as a nurse. Lastly, I focused on creating a stronger relationship with God. Today makes five and a half years as a home health aid. This shows that I generally have compassion, and can handle lots of work because I obtained a bachelor's degree while doing so. I also developed great communication skills, time management techniques, and an abundance of empathy for others. I currently hold a job as a biopharmaceutical manufacturing technician at Merck. Even though I am no longer a companion at work. I still had the chance to stimulate robots to create shingles and chickenpox vaccines. It should be noted that each job kept me content because I was saving a life and at my inner peace. Throughout my life, I always wonder why I would always meet people with a variety of illnesses. Then, I realized it’s a huge world and there are many different people with unique circumstances that I want to be a part of in the future. All in all, I know I would be a great candidate for this any nursing program. I also realized that I was one of God's natural healers and I just had to keep my faith throughout the losses. Furthermore, this opportunity would also be worth every ounce of patience. In the end, becoming a nurse is more than a vision for me. I am truly convinced God created me for this purpose. In the future, I plan on becoming specialized in multiple areas of nursing. I also want to obtain a master's in psychiatric nurse practitioner and invest in clinics in deprived regions. I believe I am the perfect candidate not just because I have a nurse goal, it’s more so because of how diligent I am. I had no divine role model. The world just metamorphosed me into a natural nurturing being.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 24, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jun 24, 2024.

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