Justricia Scholarship for Education

Funded by
Justricia
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$500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Jan 9, 2021
Winners Announced
Jan 26, 2021
Education Level
Any

Everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to a high-quality education, but unfortunately, money is a limiting factor for many students.

Even though financial aid is awarded to 86% of first-year, full-time students, many students still need to take out loans to pay for their education. And after graduating, these individuals often struggle to pay off these loans, which can come with high interest rates.

As one small part of working on this important problem, The Justricia Scholarship for Education exists to help make education more accessible to all people.

Because everyone deserves the opportunity to find and pursue fields that they're passionate about, the scholarship is open to students of all ages and fields of study.

To apply, you must write about what role education has in your life.

Education
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Impact, Drive, Ambition
$500
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Jan 9, 2021
Winners Announced
Jan 26, 2021
Education Level
Any

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

What is the role of education in your life?

250–500 words

Winning Application

Michael Villalobos
Southern Adventist UniversityDayton, TN
The biggest investment a person can make is in oneself. Hello, my name is Michael and I am a 1st year freshman at Southern Adventist University located in Collegedale, TN. Personally, pursuing a quality education has played a life changing role. After graduating high school in 2020, I was faced with two decisions: I could either start working or go to college. The facts where that I did not have money and all my mother could do, being our family's only guardian, was to help me with three-hundred dollars a month. The rest was on me. I remember being faced with this life changing decision, a decision I had to make without experience, without any skills to offer in the workforce and with limited support from my mother. I needed to either find a way to receive an education or hustle as a laborer. Frustration covered my mind as my stress slowly got to me and my depression increased in seeing how big the financial void I needed to cross was in order to receive an education and achieve my dreams. I worked hard that summer. I had no specific motivation and my goals and aspirations where drowned by my living reality. I tried to find meaning as hard as it was to find. I will never forget and cease to be grateful when my current school, Southern Adventist University, reached out to me by email encouraging me to apply and become a part of their institution. I half-heartedly applied before I rushed to work that morning. After a few more process requirements I received an official letter from the university's president stating my official enrollment and acceptance. I will be honest and say that my heart filled with hope. I was still realistic, I did not have the money, I still suffered from depression, and trust issues but there was some hope, an open door. I am the first out of four children to go to college. I don't deserve such blessing of receiving an education of such good quality as I am receiving now at Southern. Nevertheless, I am grateful. I am majoring as a BA in Psychology. Education has opened the doors to opportunities. Opportunities to help people and make a difference in the world. I am still learning and finding my purpose but my interest in dealing with people through crisis counseling will not fade. Through my education I want to become qualified and gain the experience needed to support those who lack the needed support. Through education, I plan to help treat mental illness and give hope to those who think they have lost it. I know that my education at Southern has brought back to life my dreams and aspirations. This is the part that education has played in my life.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jan 9, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 26, 2021.