The path to a college degree does not look the same for every student.
While students from any background or walk of life may struggle on the road to higher education, learners who are racial minorities face a unique set of barriers. From isolation on campus to financial barriers to facing racism in the academic and professional world, underrepresented students can often benefit from additional encouragement.
This scholarship seeks to support underrepresented minority students as they pursue their dreams of higher education.
Any BIPOC student pursuing an undergraduate degree may apply for this scholarship opportunity.
To apply, tell us about your identity as a member of a minority group, how it has impacted you so far, and how it will continue to affect you in the future.
Please write about your identity as a member of an underrepresented minority population and how it has and will have an impact on your path.
The application deadline is Sep 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on Oct 1, 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 Oct 1, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.