Everyone deserves an opportunity to receive a high-quality education, but unfortunately, socioeconomic status is a common barrier limiting the educational opportunities of students across the country.
Only 14% of low-income students receive a bachelor’s degree within 8 years of graduating from high school. This is staggeringly low.
While a college education can be a great way for low-income students to escape the cycle of poverty, many of these students do not take this path. They often face difficult choices – Do I get a job and support my family, or do I take out large loans and further my education? These are tough choices to make at a young age.
As one small way to make higher education more accessible to low-income students, Bold.org is awarding the Low-Income Student Scholarship to a student in any field of study who is classified as low-income.
Applicants will be asked to write about their greatest achievement, what it taught them about themselves, and what they hope to achieve in the future.
Bold.org will be awarding a scholarship each day in November to celebrate National Scholarship Month. Follow along on Bold.org's Instagram and TikTok for daily announcements of scholarships and winners!