There are undeniable limitations to language but sometimes we can't find the right words to express our feelings or thoughts. Music is often a tool used by people to express emotions that are difficult to convey through conventional speech.
For centuries, Black people have suffered immensely at the hands of slavery, discrimination, and social inequities. Music is such a therapeutic outlet for those who have suffered to revel in their experiences while nourishing their souls with sound.
The Music and Me Scholarship exists to support Black students who can also resonate with the comfort that only music can bring.
Whether you play music or simply love to listen to artists, this scholarship is for you! To apply, you must write about a song that’s special to you and why.
Think about the role that music has played in your life. Perhaps you associate a certain song with cleaning the house on the weekend, or a tune helped you get through a tough breakup. What song is special to you and why?
The application deadline is Mar 4, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 2, 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 Apr 2, 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.