First-Generation college students often do not have the money or resources to realize their full potential impact.
Without adequate funds to attend college, first-generation students are left at a severe disadvantage, often continuing on their family path of not going to college.
Every aspiring student should have the opportunity to receive the education they seek no matter their financial situation or status.
Bold.org’s First Generation College Student Scholarship exists to support and encourage those bold first-generation college students who want to change the world and may not have the resources to reach their full potential.
Bold.org will be awarding a scholarship each day in November to celebrate National Scholarship Month. Follow along on Bold.org's Instagram and TikTok for daily announcements of scholarships and winners!
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The application deadline is Nov 7, 2020. Winners will be announced on Nov 9, 2020.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 9, 2020. 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.