Mary P. Perlea was a beloved mother and a strong advocate of the importance of education.
Mary received her master’s degree in engineering in Romania and believed that higher education is the most important experience in one’s life. Mary would have wanted to leave behind a legacy of helping young students access higher education.
This scholarship seeks to honor Mary P. Perlea’s legacy by supporting underrepresented or disadvantaged students so they can reach their full potential.
Any undergraduate student who is part of an underrepresented or otherwise disadvantaged community, such as BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students, single moms, etc., may apply for this scholarship, but students pursuing STEM are preferred.
To apply, tell us about the challenges you have overcome in life and how you hope to use your education to help other underserved or underrepresented students.
What challenges have you had to overcome throughout your life due to who you are or where you come from? How do you plan on using your education to give back to others who are underserved or underrepresented?
The application deadline is Jun 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 15, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 15, 2022. 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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