My Brother's Keeper Scholarship

Funded by
Ministries of Restoration
Learn more about the Donor
$515
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 10, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 10, 2022
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Background::
From a low-income family
Location:
Living in Michigan
GPA:
2.5 or higher
Background::
Location:
GPA:
From a low-income family
Living in Michigan
2.5 or higher

College can feel impossible to afford when you’re a low-income student. 

Rising tuition costs have resulted in only half of low-income students enrolling in college as compared to over 80% of their high-income peers. Low-income students often don’t receive the support they need to pay for and successfully complete college. 

In order to help break down these barriers, this scholarship seeks to make higher education accessible for low-income students living in Michigan. 

High school students from low-income families living in Michigan with a 2.5 GPA or higher may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, introduce yourself, your goals for the future, and how this scholarship would help you achieve them.

Published February 8, 2022
$515
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 10, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 10, 2022
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about yourself, your goals, and how winning this scholarship would help you achieve your dreams.

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

LayLa Sherman
Cass Technical High SchoolDetroit, MI
Hello, My name is LayLa Sherman. I am 17 years old living in Detroit. I attend Cass Tech High School, and I have a 3.5 GPA. I’ve endured a lot of hardships in my life, the most recent one being the loss of my father. I think I deserve this scholarship because of my determination and perseverance. This past February, I lost my father unexpectedly. I was 16 years old and had no idea what to do with my life. I gave up on school, my social life, and everything under the sun which is a feeling I’ve never felt. My junior year was already super difficult due to the fact I was virtual and was having a hard time keeping up with all the work and assignments, but once it took a turn for the worst I gave up. School has always been my number one priority, I’ve never taken my grades or school lightly. Putting my best foot forward in school means a lot to me because I know for a fact graduating and going to college is my ticket to greatness and success. Not only do I want to make myself proud, I have a family behind me who backs me and cares about me unconditionally and I want to make them proud. February of 2021 was the worst month of my life and it continued on from there until now, but I never gave up on myself. I remained a high gpa of a 3.5 for the remainder of my junior year and I also was accepted into the National Honor Society. The loss of my father was definitely difficult but it put a fire under me to work harder, keep the faith, and make my father proud. I hope you all see that I am a really determined student just trying to make it out. College was always a dream of mine and I want to continue down that path for my father. It’s really important that I keep his legacy going and I also keep the faith. My mother is all I have left and I know that she is counting on me to make her proud and stay focused in school. Even though I am struggling I’m still determined to make something out of myself, graduate from high school, go to college, graduate college, and start my life as an young adult which is something I know my father would’ve wanted.

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The application deadline is May 10, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 10, 2022.

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