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.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.