My grandmother, Mary Jo Huey, was a dreamer.
An inspiring rebel and free thinker, my grandmother ran away from home at 16 years old. The odds were stacked heavily against her, but she dreamed of a life of abundance for herself and her family, so she worked relentlessly. She started working with farm products to earn income, and she eventually began flipping houses.
In honor of her hard-working personality and entrepreneurial spirit, the Mary Jo Huey Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship exists and will support a young entrepreneur who also embodies these essential qualities and displays them every day.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must be a first-generation and/or low-income student at any education level in any field of study. To apply, please write about your experience as an aspiring entrepreneur, the lessons you’ve learned thus far through your journey, and what motivates you to succeed.
Please write about your experience as an aspiring entrepreneur. What lessons have you learned through your journey thus far? What or who motivates you to succeed?
The application deadline is Jun 24, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 24, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 24, 2021. 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.