First-generation college students, especially those who are Black or Latinx, have to overcome many obstacles to complete a college degree.
When compared to white and Asian students, Black and Latinx students are underrepresented when it comes to obtaining Bachelor’s degrees. Only 21% of Black adults and 16% of Latinx adults hold Bachelor’s degrees, leading to disparities in top fields.
This scholarship aims to help underrepresented first-generation college students pursue their undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Any Latinx or African American first-generation college student who’s working on an undergraduate or graduate degree may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about yourself and how you hope to benefit the world through the completion of your college degree.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through pursuing your college degree.
The application deadline is Mar 12, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 12, 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 Apr 12, 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 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.