Education is a valuable and life-changing tool that can determine one’s career prospects and future life.
Unfortunately, access to education is still unequal, leaving many students of color behind. Disparities start as early as elementary school but are particularly prevalent in high school completion and college enrollment stats. While 66% of white 16 to 24-year-olds with a high school diploma enroll in college, only 56% of Black students of the same age do.
This scholarship aims to support African American undergraduate students who are dedicated to using their platform to give back to their community in some way after graduation.
Any undergraduate African American student who has volunteering experience and plans to give back to their community in some form in the future may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about yourself and how you plan to give back to your community in a few years.
Please tell us a bit about yourself, why giving back is so important for our people, and how you plan to use your platform to give back to your community 3-5 years down the line.
The application deadline is Mar 3, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 28, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 28, 2022. 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.