Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
Amidst COVID-19 and protests of police violence and racial inequality going on in every state, state politics is more important than ever. Despite this, not a single one of the US’s 50 state governors is Black.
Thoughtful, innovative, and cross-discipline public policy can be one of the most impactful ways to move communities and the country forward, but our pipeline of politicians and public policy experts does not reflect the diversity of our country.
We need more widespread reform and better representation, an issue that will require dedication across education and politics.
As one small part of this, the Elevate Black Students in Public Policy Scholarship will be awarded to a Black undergraduate or graduate school student who is striving for a career in public policy.
This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you hope to achieve through a career in public policy.
The application deadline is Apr 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 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 winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
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.