Balancing the scale of opportunity by making higher education accessible for all can be a key part of lifting people out of poverty.
First-generation low-income students (FGLI) are often discouraged from continuing their education due to the many barriers they have to overcome to access college. Too often inadequate financial resources, limited family support, and underfunded schools leave FGLI students behind.
This scholarship seeks to support low-income students who need financial assistance in order to fund their college education.
Any BIPOC, first-generation, and low-income high school senior or undergraduate student may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us how life has prepared you for success, how you define success, and where you see yourself in twenty years.
In what ways do you feel life has prepared you for success? What is your personal definition of success? Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?
The application deadline is May 5, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 5, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jul 5, 2022. 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.