Future Black Leaders Scholarship

Funded by
Thomas Porter
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$3,010
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 27, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate
10
Contributions

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.

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Drive, Impact, Purpose, Intent
$3,010
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Mar 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 27, 2021
Education Level
Undergraduate
10
Contributions

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

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? 

100–500 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 31, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 27, 2021.