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Liv For The Future Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior accepted to a two or four-year degree program
Financial Status:
Community service and leadership experience

The world becomes a better place when we encourage young people who are passionate about working hard and giving back.

Across the nation, there are many bright, exceptional students who are devoted to their communities, involved in extracurriculars, and stars in the classroom. Unfortunately, many of these students are being blocked from achieving their full potential due to the inaccessibility of college. 

This scholarship seeks to support underprivileged students who are active in their community in order to lower the financial burden of higher education.

Any low-income high school senior who has been accepted to a two or four-year degree program and has community service and leadership experience may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how you exemplify leadership in your daily life.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published June 1, 2023
Essay Topic

How do you exemplify leadership in your everyday life?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Lia Holloway
Rise Preparatory AcademyMiami, FL
My name is Lia Holloway, and I am a highly motivated student who excels academically. At the age of 15, I have already established myself as an advocate for my community and have delved into entrepreneurship with remarkable success. Motivated by a strong sense of purpose and ambition, I consistently strive to make a meaningful impact in everything that I do. However, I wasn’t always so confident in myself or work ethic. During my formative years, carrying the weight of excess pounds took a toll on my mental well-being. The constant struggle to fit into societal norms and the relentless pressure to conform to a certain physical ideal left me feeling inadequate and unworthy. The taunts and judgment from peers only served to deepen the wounds on my self-esteem, leaving me feeling isolated and disconnected. Unconsciously, I internalized the external criticism, creating a distorted self-image that fueled self-doubt and anxiety. The weight on my body became synonymous with the weight on my mind, weighing me down with a sense of shame and despair. It seemed as though my self-worth was tied solely to the numbers on a scale, perpetuating a vicious cycle of self-criticism and negative self-talk. The impact of being overweight at such a tender age went far beyond physical appearance; it infiltrated and eroded the very core of my mental health, leaving me yearning for acceptance and struggling to find my own identity amidst the noise of societal expectations. Despite the challenges I face, I have made it my mission to make a difference through community service. By providing assistance and support to those in need, not only do I contribute to their well-being, but I also experience personal growth and gain a broad despite the mental and emotional agony associated with these experiences, I learned valuable lessons about resilience, self-worth and strength. One of my primary objectives is to spark transformative and moving discussions through public speaking and active participation in various events. By initiating these conversations, I aim to inspire innovative ideas that can bring about significant changes on both local and global scales. Through my work, I hope to introduce fresh perspectives that will serve as a motivation for positive transformations within our society. Through various initiatives like local food drives, tutoring programs, and volunteering at shelters and community centers, I actively engage with different communities. Furthermore, my entrepreneurial endeavors are not mere dreams but tangible realities brought to life through careful planning and strategic implementation. This serves as a testament to my unwavering dedication to effecting change in the world around me. With each accomplishment fueling my drive further, there seems no limit to what I can achieve on this journey filled with endless possibilities. Although I have encountered numerous challenges throughout my life, I am profoundly grateful for the doors they have opened. Consequently, these encounters have ignited within me a fervent desire to challenge prevailing systems of oppression and actively pursue transformative change. Moreover, this understanding fuels my motivation to create opportunities where none existed before; particularly for those individuals who were unjustly denied access in the past. I am committed to using my personal experiences, my strong passion for community service, and my future efforts to make a meaningful contribution to society. In addition to relieving my financial burden of high school, this scholarship will also give me the invaluable opportunity to connect with like-minded people and mentors who can guide me on a journey that gives communicating this satisfaction of giving back. I’m excited about the opportunities ahead and can’t wait to get into it.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 1, 2023. Winners will be announced on Dec 1, 2023.

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