Talent is often evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
Inequality of opportunity in America adversely impacts the Black community in many different realms, particularly with educational opportunities. Opportunities to thrive in education can be exceptionally scarce, and education is one of the most powerful determinants of access to greater career opportunities.
Currently, the college retention rate for Black students is 52.1% compared to the national college retention rate of 76%. Black students, particularly those of low-income areas, face additional obstacles that can prevent them from enrolling or completing their degree programs. Black students must be supported and encouraged to obtain higher education in order to combat the repressive barriers that face our community.
As a step in the right direction for change, the Future Black Leaders Scholarship will be awarded to one Black undergraduate student who has large ambitions for their college and working careers.
To apply, please describe your community and volunteer engagements, express why this scholarship to you, and talk about your career aspirations after college.
Describe your extra-curricular, volunteer, and/or work activities.
Describe your financial situation and how this scholarship would impact you.
Upon graduation, what are your career goals and aspirations?
The application deadline is Mar 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 30, 2021. 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 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.