This scholarship is for first-generation (first in their family to attend college) college students who are determined to succeed in a complex world rigged to favor those at the top.
The donor, Calvin Rosser, is a writer on a mission to empower 10 million people. Here’s Calvin’s story:
“I grew up in Orlando, Florida with a mom who made less than $14,000 a year. My dad was a drug addict and gambler who disappeared when I was two years old. As a kid, I hated the unstable world of economic scarcity and desperately wanted to create a better life.
So I did the only thing a kid can do – I worked my tail off in school and hoped that things would get better. And eventually, they did. After lots of hard work, some luck, and support from a generous mentor, I landed a full ride to Princeton University. Princeton was my opportunity to elevate myself out of poverty and create a better life.
Since then, my life has been consistently improving. After graduating from Princeton, I achieved financial stability while working a lucrative job as an investment banker. Looking for a more fulfilling career, I joined a fully remote startup and traveled to 30+ countries while learning the fundamentals of growing a business. Two years ago, I began my mission to empower 10 million people to live a more fulfilling life.
My life is now filled with more stability, opportunities, and joy than I previously imagined possible. And now that I’ve “made it,” I’m committed to helping others create a better life.”
The recipient of the Life Reimagined Scholarship will receive $1,000 and have the opportunity for one year of mentorship with Calvin. All GPAs will be considered, and all majors are invited to apply.
Please write short essays on each of the following topics. They should be 500-1,000 words in total.
The application deadline is Dec 30, 2019. Winners will be announced on Mar 15, 2020.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 15, 2020. 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.
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