Many minority students from first-generation/low-income backgrounds face systemic roadblocks while navigating through the college admissions process.
Seeing that 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low-income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes, it's important that we provide more resources to this underserved group.
As a minority college student from a low-income background, I often felt eluded from academic resources and opportunities to pursue higher education. Living with a single mom who worked many jobs to make ends meet, we often wondered about covering the financial burden of paying for college.
Thankfully, I was able to graduate high school with a college degree, 17 full rides, and more than $8 million in scholarships! Now, I help students attend their school of choice, score well on standardized tests, and graduate college debt-free.
To help mitigate the educational opportunity gap and student debt crisis, the Normandie Cormier Greater is Now Scholarship will support two disadvantaged students, like myself, who has huge aspirations for their life and is willing to work through anything to achieve them. This scholarship is only a small part of my purpose to make academic and scholarship support more accessible for all students.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
As part of applying, please write about a time when you overcame adversity and how it’s influenced the person you are today.
Write about a time when you overcame adversity. How has that experience shaped who you are today, your expectations for yourself, and your personal goals?
The application deadline is Feb 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 5, 2022.
The scholarship award is $565.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 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.
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.