Cyrilla Olapeju Sanni never had the opportunity to go to college but lived an industrious and productive life.
Immigrants and the children of immigrants often face significant challenges, such as high cost of tuition, language barriers, lack of mentors, and difficulty accessing education.
This scholarship seeks to support African students who are struggling financially so they can fund their education and achieve all of their dreams.
Any low-income African student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who migrated from Africa to the United States or is the child of a parent who migrated from Africa to the US may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about the biggest challenge your family has faced when moving to the United States and how that challenge has impacted you.
Please tell us about the greatest challenge your family faced when coming to the US and how that challenge has shaped who you are today?
The application deadline is Feb 20, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 18, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 18, 2022. 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 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.