My father, Herbert Osei, was a dreamer.
One thing I loved about my father was how much he pushed me to go after my dreams from an early age. Despite challenging trials in life, he always saw the light in me and motivated me to pursue my dreams no matter what.
Although I was only able to spend 21 years with my father, I will always remember and cherish the memories we made together all through those years. He truly was a light in so many people’s lives, and I’m so thankful to have had him as such an important figure in mine.
In honor of my late father, the Herbert Osei “Dream Big” Writing Scholarship exists to encourage African-American students to continue the pursuit of their biggest dreams in literature, no matter where their circumstances have placed them.
This scholarship is devoted to young African-American writers located in the Bronx who plan to study creative writing, literature, journalism, or related fields that set you up for a career as a writer.
You must be a high school senior who currently lives in the Bronx to apply for this scholarship. To apply, please write about why you'd be a great recipient of this scholarship, some challenges you’ve faced and/or overcome, what writing means to you, and a defining moment that has shaped your life or played a major role thus far.
Why would you be a great recipient of this scholarship? What are some challenges you’ve faced and/or overcome? What does writing mean to you? Briefly describe a defining moment that has shaped your life or played a significant role thus far.
The application deadline is May 13, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 13, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 13, 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.