Minority Students and Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship

Funded by
Conteh Family
$800
1 winner$800
Awarded
Application Deadline
Jun 30, 2021
Winners Announced
Jul 31, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
4
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
HS grade:
Senior
Major:
Criminal Justice or a related field
Minimum GPA:
3.0
HS grade:
Major:
Minimum GPA:
Senior
Criminal Justice or a related field
3.0

African-American men in the United States continue to face discrimination and obstacles at incredibly disproportionate rates that prevent them from leading productive and soul-fulfilling lives. 

High incarceration rates, racial profiling, and high recidivism due to lack of investment in programs to provide better opportunities are some of the reasons why African-American men disproportionately are left behind in society.

In honor of our brother, son and friend, Musa Conteh, who experienced obstacles while trying to better his life, the Minority Students and Criminal Justice Reform Scholarship will be awarded to one African-American student who is dedicated to bettering the lives of other disadvantaged people of color by changing the very system that oppresses them.

All African-American students who are high school seniors (including people who are homeschooled) or current undergraduates in college are eligible to apply. To apply, please write about how you would address the issue of criminal justice reform in the US.

Selection Criteria:
African-American Student, Essay, Criminal Justice Reform, Ambition, Purpose, Selfless
Published April 1, 2021