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Opportunity for Black Women Scholarship

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Mechanism Ventures
1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Nov 10, 2020
Winners Announced
Nov 16, 2020
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
African American

Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.

Black women are paid 39% less than white men. While this ratio is slowly improving, it won’t reach parity at its current pace for another 100 years.

Black women ask for raises at the same rates as white women, but they get worse results. The pay gap actually widens at higher-age education levels, beginning at age 16 and growing from there.

This problem reflects the systemic inequality that is prevalent in so many fields in America. It’s an issue that will require reform across many fields in the public and private sectors.

As one small part of this, the Opportunity for Black Women Scholarship will be awarded to a Black woman at any education level and field of study.

This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive
Published June 11, 2020
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself. What do you hope to achieve in your education and career?

500–1000 words

Winning Application

Alani Mason-Callaway
Wheaton CollegeWheaton, IL


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 10, 2020. Winners will be announced on Nov 16, 2020.

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