GD Sandeford Memorial Scholarship

$3,000
3 winners, $1,000 each
Awarded
Application Deadline
Apr 15, 2023
Winners Announced
May 15, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree
Race:
African American
Background:
First-generation college student
Involvement:
Volunteering experience
GPA minimum:
2.75
Education Level:
Race:
Background:
Involvement:
GPA minimum:
Pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree
African American
First-generation college student
Volunteering experience
2.75

African American students, especially those who are first-generation college students, face a significant set of obstacles when pursuing higher education.

The racial wealth gap results in many Black students attending underfunded, high-poverty schools that leave them less prepared for college while also making it difficult for students to afford higher education. As a result, just 29% of Black people aged 25 to 29 have at least a bachelor’s degree, as compared to 45% of white people of the same age.

This scholarship aims to make college more accessible by helping underserved African American students afford to pursue their dreams of higher education.

Any first-generation African American student who is pursuing a four-year undergraduate degree, has volunteering experience and a minimum 2.75 GPA may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how you will use your degree to help others in your community.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published January 15, 2023