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Esteemed Project Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2023
Winners Announced
May 1, 2023
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Two or four-year undergraduate student
First-generation student
Non-profit or volunteering experience

Even as college becomes a more common choice for students from all backgrounds, first-generation students are placed at a disadvantage. 

Due to the more limited career opportunities that adults without college degrees have, many first-generation students come from low-income or middle-class families that don’t have the resources necessary to pay for their college expenses. Additionally, first-generation students are forced to be more independent due to the limited guidance and mentorship they have. 

This scholarship aims to support minority students who are interested in breaking generational barriers by being the first in their families to attend college. 

Any first-generation, BIPOC undergraduate student pursuing a two or four-year degree may apply for this scholarship if they have non-profit or volunteering experience.

To apply, tell us how you’re working to address an important societal issue, who you are as a person, and how you plan to help the world through your career.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published November 8, 2022
Essay Topic

How are you working to address an important social issue? Additionally, please tell us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your career.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Aniya Collins
Texas Southern UniversityMissouri City, TX


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2023.

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