Overcoming Adversity Cariño Scholarship

Funded by
$12,575
1st winner$4,193
2nd winner$4,191
3rd winner$4,191
Open
Application Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 31, 2024
Education Level
High School
9
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
State:
Washington
Education Level:
High school student
Ethnicity:
Latinx
State:
Education Level:
Ethnicity:
Washington
High school student
Latinx

The majority of students who come from communities of color and/or are low-to-moderate income often times are not given the same resources and opportunities that others are afforded. As a result, this discourages and drives talented and passionate youth away from ever pursuing a higher education to break generational poverty and ultimately their dreams.

Additionally, language barriers, fears of deportation, limited job opportunities, responsibility of supporting family members, and being the first to pave a path in higher education are all obstacles that immigrants face. This is outside of other trials and stigmas that often serve as barriers in breaking generational cycles Education is a key component to helping youth develop financial responsibility, leadership, teamwork, and long-term economic stability helping their families and communities and improve their overall well-being.

This scholarship aims to serve and support students who have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity and fight for their success.

Any Latinx high school senior student from the state of Washington who has a history of overcoming adversity may apply. Preference for those who do not qualify for federal loans/grants/ DACA. Students pursuing a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree or planning to attend a trade school may apply.

To apply, tell us about the adversity you have overcome, how this experience has affected your character and worldview, how this experience has affected your empathy, and how you support those in similar adverse situations.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published February 14, 2024
$12,575
1st winner$4,193
2nd winner$4,191
3rd winner$4,191
Open
Application Deadline
Jun 30, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 31, 2024
Education Level
High School
9
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners