Every student deserves the chance to attain their educational goals.
Unfortunately, many students don’t get the opportunity to do so due to their economic position. First-generation, BIPOC students often have limited financial resources compared to continuing-generation students, with first-generation college freshmen having a median family income of $37,565 compared to a continuing-generation median of $99,635.
This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Joe Cruz Jr. by supporting first-generation students as they pursue higher education.
Any first-generation, BIPOC high school senior in Texas may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us how you plan to use your education to make a difference in the world.
How do you plan to use your education to make a positive impact on the world?
The application deadline is Jan 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jan 28, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 28, 2023. 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 or future 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.