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Endeavor Scholarship

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Gentlemen’s Council
1 winner$3,175
Application Deadline
Apr 5, 2022
Winners Announced
May 5, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Home State:
Graduating high school in 2022

Our future as a society is largely dependent upon the preparedness and ultimate success of our youth. 

The multiplicity of challenges facing many Black and brown students can be daunting. The most seminal of these challenges is long-standing inequity in access to adequate educational resources.  This foundational imbalance has been ever-present for generations. Now, it’s time to be much more intentional about overcoming these societal challenges.

​​Despite the overall academic achievement of this generation, many of these students struggle to break out of their environment; class and racial inequities often result in a lack of access to the resources required to apply to and attend college. 

As African-American men that are products of a few of our nation’s largest public school systems, we are keenly aware of how exacerbated these challenges can be for young black men. 

With this in mind, the Endeavor Award will go to one black male student from Georgia each year who plans to attend a 4-year college or university in hopes that the graduates will have positive impacts in the local community in years to follow. 

To apply, please write about yourself and the degree you plan on pursuing in college.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Impact, Leadership
Published July 29, 2021
Essay Topic

Please write about yourself and the degree you plan on pursuing in college.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Amari Robinson
Saint Francis High SchoolAtlanta, GA
I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I could just cruise through school and not have to worry about how grades affected my future. I consider myself a smart person, but have to admit I did not perform like one in my early years of high school. I attended a middle school that placed a lot of importance on academic excellence, performance, and discipline (Kipp South Fulton Middle School). As a result, I was the school spelling bee winner three years in a row and won the Math Highest Achievement Award for two years. Excelling became relatively easy for me – but then came high school. I attended a public high school that is quite diverse and had so many students! I felt like a small fish in a big pond. It felt like I went right to college! I experienced freedom like I never experienced before. At the beginning of high school, I started in earnest. I wanted to do well, but as my Freshman year went on, I tended to try harder in my core classes and disregard my elective classes. I didn’t think my elective classes counted (and didn’t think homework counted for much either). I thought I could go to class and just take the test and disregard the rest. I have always been a good test taker and thought I could get by just on that. Throughout my Freshman and Sophomore years, I was competing with my soccer team, winning state and U.S. Soccer regional championships, as well as competing in U.S. Soccer national competitions. So, I was doing well in my athletic life, but academically, I was letting myself down. After switching schools, I re-focused and improved. I have a wonderful mind and have the potential to do wonderful things with it. I was more invested in “being cool” my first two years in high school and completing my homework assignments and getting good grades seemed to be the opposite of being cool. As a result, I find myself trying to overcome with better testing grades, because I can’t go back and improve my cumulative GPA – which is now holding me back as conduct my college search. I would imagine there are other smart students entering high school feeling the same way and doing the same thing. If I could, I would love to talk to every student entering high school and make them realize why it is important to high the ground running and that every year counts. It’s okay to have fun along the way, but don’t take your eye off the prize and treat every year as if you were being scouted for the next!


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 5, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2022.

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