Mo Lottie Simons BELIEVE scholarship

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$700
1 winner$700
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Apr 7, 2022
Winners Announced
May 1, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Race:
BIPOC
GPA:
3.0 or higher
State:
South Carolina
Background:
Community service experience
Education Level:
Race:
GPA:
State:
Background:
High school senior or undergraduate student
BIPOC
3.0 or higher
South Carolina
Community service experience

BIPOC students are becoming an increasingly large portion of student bodies across the country but their needs often go unacknowledged.

BIPOC students face many different challenges in higher education, such as a lack of mentors. Not even 25% of faculty members are BIPOC, leading to few opportunities for mentorship as well as a lack of faculty who understand the experiences of students of color.

This scholarship seeks to support students in South Carolina who demonstrate an interest in community and public services and hard work in academics. 

Any BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student in South Carolina with a 3.0 GPA or higher and community service experience may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us why community service and education are important and how they will affect your family and community.

Published January 6, 2022
$700
1 winner$700
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Apr 7, 2022
Winners Announced
May 1, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Why are community service and education so important to you? What effects will they have on your family and community?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Audra Nesbit
Georgetown HighGeorgetown, SC
2017 was a rough year for South Carolinians. Rain, flooding, downed power lines, damaged homes, and complete devastation was the product of a natural disaster birthed directly from Mother Nature herself: a hurricane. Hurricane Irma came into our homes and destroyed what we all worked so hard to rebuild from Hurricane Matthew’s tirade that occurred only a year prior. Natural disaster? Nothing seemed to be quite natural about the turmoil that ensued, and disaster was only an understatement. The untimeliness of Hurricane Irma was a direct blow, but the outreach of our communities, programs, and initiatives spoke louder than any noise Irma made. When I saw how much my community was hurting, I knew that I had to try and assist in any way I could. So with the help of members from the local non-profit organization I’m a part of, Optimism Preventive Services, we came together and gave food to National Guard soldiers and citizens who were displaced from their homes. Giving back in this way helped my personal development and growth throughout this trying time. I was able to help others and make a difference, and find strength in service. Since 2017, I've been inspired to give back to the community in various ways. From canned food and animal shelter drives to anti-bullying forums and gun violence awareness marches, I have dedicated my time to giving selfless service. As I matriculate into college life, I'm hoping to continue to make an impact in neighborhoods around the world. One small act of service can make a huge difference in someone's life. As a first-generation college student, I have always known the importance of education. To afford college, and take the financial strain off of my parents, I've been staying ahead of my classes throughout my high school career to ensure that I'm able to attend any college I want. As a biology major on a pre-medical track, I will be exposed to rigorous coursework that will prepare me for dental school and beyond. Investing in my education now is an investment in my future as a healthcare provider for citizens who have been neglected because of their race, financial status, or location. My education will enable me to go farther in life than my parents, who never had the chance to go to college. To maximize my potential as a leader, philanthropist, and student, I will continue to prioritize and focus on my school work, so that all of the aspirations I have for myself come to fruition.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 7, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022.

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