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Friends of Ohm Labs Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 17, 2024
Winners Announced
May 17, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Field of Study:
STEM, finance, or business
3.0 or higher

Education has the unique power to change lives and open up opportunities for the future.

Financial barriers shouldn’t stop deserving students from attending college and pursuing their passions. Unfortunately, many students with limited resources aren’t able to afford higher education and may give up on their dreams as a result.

This scholarship seeks to support deserving students who need financial assistance to achieve their career goals.

Any undergraduate student who is pursuing STEM, business, or finance with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how your financial situation has impacted your education, how a scholarship would help you achieve your dream, and how your dream would benefit society.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published October 8, 2023
Essay Topic

How has your financial situation affected your education? How will a scholarship lead you to achieve your dream? How will that dream have a positive effect on society?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Dinh Co
San Diego Miramar CollegeSAN DIEGO, CA
As a first-generation college student, my dream of achieving a higher education has always been met with financial barriers. Growing up in a low-income family, the reality of affording college seemed like an unattainable dream. Despite these financial hardships, I am determined to pursue my passion for psychology and positively impact society. From a young age, I have been fascinated by the human mind and behavior, and pursuing a psychology major will allow me to make meaningful contributions to my community. However, my financial situation has dramatically affected my education, as I have had to constantly worry about being able to afford tuition, books, and other necessary expenses. To save money and afford college, I have decided to attend a community college to obtain an associate degree in psychology. This will allow me to complete my general education requirements at a more affordable cost while still receiving a quality education. Although this differs from the traditional route to pursuing a bachelor's degree, I am determined to overcome the financial barriers I face when accessing higher education. I plan to transfer to a four-year university to continue my studies and earn a bachelor's degree in psychology. Despite the financial obstacles I face, I am committed to achieving my dream of obtaining a higher education in the field of psychology. Receiving a scholarship would provide me with the financial support I need to continue pursuing my education. It would ease the burden of tuition and other expenses and allow me to focus on my studies and achieve my academic goals. With the help of a scholarship, I would be able to further my education and pursue a master's degree in psychology and even a PhD in the future. Achieving my dream of obtaining a higher education in psychology will positively affect society. I can make a meaningful impact on individuals and communities with a deeper understanding of human behavior and mental processes. I plan to use my education to work in mental health services, research, and advocacy to help those who are struggling with mental health issues. Additionally, I want to contribute to the field of psychology by conducting research that can lead to a better understanding of mental health and the development of effective interventions. In conclusion, my financial situation has dramatically impacted my education but has not deterred my determination to pursue a higher education in psychology. Receiving a scholarship would not only alleviate the financial burden I face. Still, it would allow me to achieve my dream of obtaining a bachelor's degree in psychology and pursuing further education. With the help of a scholarship, I will positively impact society through my work in mental health services and research, ultimately contributing to the betterment of individuals and communities. I am committed to overcoming my financial barriers and am eager to continue pursuing my passion for psychology and positively impacting society.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 17, 2024. Winners will be announced on May 17, 2024.

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