The Minority-American experience is one that is filled with challenges.
As an Indian-American, I was culturally, emotionally, and socially confused for most of my life.
At school, I enjoyed playing basketball and listening to the latest hip hop album that dropped. However, at home, I watched Bollywood movies with my mom and enjoyed Indian street food like Pani Puri.
I felt as if I had two separate identities for different moments in my life. Unfortunately, I believe this is an experience that many other Asian American students can resonate with.
This scholarship will support an Asian-American student whose multicultural experiences have strongly influenced their current perspective.
All Asian-American (including Middle Eastern) students who are juniors in high school or older are eligible to apply. First-generation applicants will be preferred.
Describe your experience growing up as an Asian-American. What conflicts did you face, and how have those experiences influenced your current perception?
The application deadline is Apr 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 8, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 8, 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.
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