Life Reimagined First-Gen Scholarship

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Dec 30, 2019
Winners Announced
Mar 15, 2020
Education Level
Undergraduate
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Eligibility Requirements
Family Status:
First generation college student (parents did not attend college)
Family Status:
First generation college student (parents did not attend college)

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.

Selection Criteria:
Drive, Curiosity, Commitment to succeed
Published January 10, 2020
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Dec 30, 2019
Winners Announced
Mar 15, 2020
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners