Elevate Black Students in Public Policy Scholarship

Funded by
Mechanism Ventures
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$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 9, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 8, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
1
Contribution

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.

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 9, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 8, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
1
Contribution

Scholarship application essay

Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you hope to achieve through a career in public policy.

500–1000 words

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