"I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.” – Michael Jordan
Giving back helps foster the spirit, growth, and resilience of all communities.
When you find ways to support your community, you contribute to the virtuous cycle of giving that helps individuals and the entire community grow stronger.
To honor the life of Demetrius Mack and to help current students who go above and beyond for their community, the Demetrius Mack Pay it Forward Memorial Scholarship exists and will be awarded to two high school or undergraduate students in Atlanta, GA.
To apply for this scholarship, please write about what “paying it forward” means to you, as well as writing about someone who has inspired you to give back to your community.
What does "paying it forward" mean to you? Tell us about someone who has helped you in your life and how you plan to give back to your community?
The application deadline is Oct 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,250.
The winner will be publicly announced on Oct 31, 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.
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.