John J. DiPietro COME OUT STRONG Scholarship

Funded by
Jordan DiPietro
Learn more about the Donor
$4,050
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
May 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
13
Contributions

Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or mentor, we all need role models.

Role models help us establish our moral compass, conquer challenges, and form our beliefs about the world. Often, it’s not until we lose a role model and look back on our lives that we realize how important these people are in shaping the people that we become.

My dad, John J. DiPietro, had a tremendously positive impact on my life. He was a hard-nosed Italian who taught me work before play, restraint before revelry, and desire before doubt. “Come out of the gate strong,” he’d say. “You’ll never be the smartest person in the room, but you can always work the hardest.”

Unfortunately, my dad died suddenly of a brain aneurysm when I was 25 years old. Since his passing, I’ve tried to make him proud by carrying what he taught me forward. Every day, I still try to rip through the gate and grind as hard as he would.

In honor of my wonderful father, the John J. DiPietro COME OUT STRONG Scholarship exists to support a hard-working student who gets the most out of every day.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend college in 2021 and current undergraduate students in any field of study. While not required, it’s a plus if you have overcome significant challenges, see obstacles as opportunities for growth, and demonstrate gratitude for those who have helped you on your path.

Personal Development
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Reflect, Drive, Courageous, Bold
$4,050
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
May 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
13
Contributions

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

Please write about a role model in your life. What have you learned from this person? How have you applied these lessons to achieving your goals? How will you pay what you’ve learned forward?

200–1000 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 20, 2021.