JoLynn Blanton loved to teach and was an educator for nearly a decade. This scholarship is a continuation of her support and passion for education.
Financial aid has been failing to keep up with the ever-increasing yearly costs of college.
This gap is leaving low-income students with a yearly college price tag that doesn’t fulfill the bulk of their financial aid needs.
During the pandemic, the percent of low-income students enrolling in higher education fell by nearly 29%. This massive decrease is due to the additional financial stressors that the pandemic caused for so many families, especially families that were already low-income prior to the pandemic.
This scholarship is for a hardworking, low-income student that is either a high school senior or an undergraduate student.
Any low-income high school senior or undergraduate student may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us how education has shaped your view of the world.
How has education shaped your worldview?
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2022.
The scholarship award is $700 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 31, 2022. 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.
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