Johnnie M. Parris Public Service Scholarship

Funded by
$760
1 winner$760
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
4
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Field of Study:
Education, Political Science, Social Justice, Law
State:
FL
GPA:
2.5
Ethnicity:
African American
Education Level:
Undergraduates
Field of Study:
State:
GPA:
Ethnicity:
Education Level:
Education, Political Science, Social Justice, Law
FL
2.5
African American
Undergraduates

While representation has been increasing in recent decades, underrepresented minorities still face inclusion issues in many public service sectors. As a result, this leads to an unequal distribution of political leadership in the shaping of the country.

In government, for example, underrepresented minorities in the House of Representatives are based on the proportion of the U.S. population that is African American, yet there is only one Black governor, and only three ever elected in US history. There are only three Black senators. Similarly, just 5% of all lawyers are African American even though 13.4% of the population is Black. In order to boost representation in the key field of public service, more support is needed for underserved populations.

Any African American from Florida that is an undergraduate holding a 2.5+ GPA and looking to pursue a degree in education, political science, social justice or law can apply to this scholarship.

To apply, please discuss why you chose your major and your future career goals.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Essay, Drive
Published July 28, 2023
$760
1 winner$760
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
4
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners