My father, Jacques Borges, devoted his life to helping the Haitian community and acting as a mentor to younger Haitians, paving the way for their upward mobility in his community before he passed away.
His early passion for giving back led him to become a civil engineer where he brought a spirit of excellence to every project he was involved in, both professionally and personally. He was passionate about finding solutions for the problems he saw in the world and providing mentorship and sponsorship to those who shared his civil engineering and community service passion. My father didn’t rest until he saw a tangible change in his community and there wasn’t a soul he wouldn’t help.
To honor my father’s legacy and the work he did to give back to his community as a civil engineer, the Jacques Borges Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one student of Haitian descent who is pursuing a civil engineering degree and who has large ambitions for the future of their community and a relentless desire to learn, grow and truly make a difference.
To apply, you must:
To apply, please write about why you’re passionate about becoming a civil engineer, the various problems you’d like to address in your community, and how you believe you can contribute to bringing forth solutions to these issues in honor of my father.
Why are you passionate about becoming a civil engineer? What are some of the problems you’d like to address in your community? how do you believe you can contribute to the solution to these issues?
The application deadline is Oct 15, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $10,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 15, 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.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.