Harvey and Geneva Mabry Second Time Around Scholarship

Funded by
April Mabry
Learn more about the Donor
$500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
3
Application Deadline
Apr 23, 2022
Winners Announced
May 22, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Race:
BIPOC
Education Level:
Undergraduate student
Age:
At least 30 years old
Status:
Returning student
Race:
Education Level:
Age:
Status:
BIPOC
Undergraduate student
At least 30 years old
Returning student

This scholarship was created in loving memory of Harvey and Geneva Mabry.

Geneva was passionate about pursuing her education and was determined to persevere through life’s challenges. With the support of her husband, Harvey and family, Geneva returned to school after suffering two strokes and went on to earn her Associates Degree and Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

This scholarship aims to support adult learners who carry on Geneva Mabry’s legacy of determination when pursuing an education.

Any BIPOC undergraduate student who is at least thirty years old and has returned to school may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about yourself and why you were inspired to return to school.

Published January 25, 2022
$500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
3
Application Deadline
Apr 23, 2022
Winners Announced
May 22, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and what inspired your decision to return to school.

400–600 words

Winning Application

LaJuana Powell
Butte CollegeOroville, CA
Greetings! My name is LaJuana Powell. I last attended college in 1992, but did not complete my degree. I got married, had a baby, and began working. I started as an Accounting Assistant and found my love for that field. However, after the divorce and relocating, I accepted the first temporary assignment I received which was with AT&T. That is when my IT Professional career began. Since then (1999), I have been promoted, transferred, I started with another company. That company I’ve been with for 10 years now. But IT has moved on without me and now I’m stagnant in my job. I never forgot how happy Accounting made me, but I had to make a living for me and my daughter. I made the decision to go back to school and major in Accounting within the last few months. Unfortunately, I had to borrow money for books, and things I need to go to school. Federal funding states that I should have more disposable income and I do not. My financial need exceeds what I can pay. I, like some others, have little left after financial responsibilities, even though I work. I have a full time job, but that income goes out to expenses and I’m overextended. I have an empty nest now and it’s now my time. It took some time and soul searching to not feel guilty about that. I am so close to my educational dream. I am not seeking this award to make my life easier. I am seeking this award to make my life possible. I thank you for your time and consideration.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 23, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 22, 2022.

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