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.
How would you address criminal justice reform in the United States?
The application deadline is Jun 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 31, 2021.
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 31, 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future 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.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.