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Phoebes in Philanthropy Scholarship

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Love My Phoebe, Inc.
1 winner$1,850
Application Deadline
Feb 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Mar 30, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, Graduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student
30 years or older
Georgia or New York

Who is Phoebe? In the Passion Translation of the Bible, Phoebe is described as one who is who is deserving of honor, a great leader, and champion for many. And, at Love My Phoebe, a Phoebe is described as a trusted and chosen woman who has shown up in your life at the right place and time to help you navigate life's muddy waters.

This person saw something in you that you could not see in yourself and helped you become a better person. The Phoebes in Philanthropy Scholarship celebrates the Phoebes in the world and supports minority women over the age of 30 who are pursuing higher education. Earning an education later in life is rewarding but can be challenging. Giving women this support will help them reach their potential and know that it’s never too late to earn a degree.

BIPOC female students 30 years old and older are eligible to apply if they are undergraduate, trade school, or graduate students in Georgia or New York. To apply, write about who your Phoebe has been and how they helped you get to where you are today.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Determination, Passion
Published October 20, 2023
Essay Topic

Please share about your Phoebe(s) and how they have impacted your life and helped you get to where you are today. If you are awarded this scholarship, how will it help you impact the lives of others?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Natakie eccleston
Monroe CollegeYONKERS, NY
Hi, My name is Natakie Eccleston and I am 33-years-old married with 2 children. My Phoebe is my aunt, Winsom. As far as I can remember she's been a second mother to me. My phoebe doesn't have children of her own because she took in her younger sister's 3 young children. My brother, sister, and myself. She was there for everything doctor appointments, struggles, school, heartbreaks, graduation, etc. My phoebe is my hero, she taught me love and discipline. She is an immigrant who came to this country with little to nothing. She was uneducated without talents meaning in the working environment. She then became a Home Health Aide. That has been her career and still is. Moving forward, when my Phoebe began working she taught me to always take care of my brother and sister. Working a 12-hour shift she came home to cook, prepare our clothes, and check our school work for the following day. She is a strong brilliant woman the smartest woman I know and that is not because she's my aunty but because she navigated her way through life with nothing but breath in her body. Can you imagine not having anything and taking 3 young children and building a life for yourself and them? My phoebe is an amazing character and a beautiful soul. As opposed to my Phoebe being awesome in my life, I didn't always make it easy for her. I grew up being a troubled child following the wrong crowd, not listening, and being disrespectful. With all that being said she always had my back. I dropped out of high school, got pregnant, and had no job and she nursed me a cared for me through it all. My entire childhood I felt unloved, now as an adult I grew to understand my whole childhood represented nothing but unconditional love, inexpressible love, the sweetest love known to man. With the baby in the picture I was lost, didn't know what to do, and wanted my freedom. Even though she worked a 12-hour shift she would help me before work and when she was released from work. My daughter is the apple of her eyes and still is. She was rough but at the same time soft. She paid for trade school for me and I became a Certified Nursing Assistant and still is up to this present day. This scholarship can help me to pay for school an obtain my degree. My passion for helping people started when I was a young child, and I have made it my career. With a diverse background in patient care, I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to those in need. I can sympathize and empathize with all different kinds of people ranging from children to the elderly. I am energetic and have a great passion for patient care, and the necessary leadership skills to contribute to a clinical and collaborative team. I took the initiative to go back to school to further my education so I will be able to to utilize my skills to there maximum capacity. In conclusion, my Phoebe taught me everything. Without her, I would have strayed away. She instilled in me strength, willpower, drive, and a beautiful heart because of her I know the sky is the limit and there is nothing that I am unable to achieve. As long as I have breath in my body and determination I will execute, accomplish, fulfill, and succeed. Life isn't easy I am now in college but what my Phoebe indented in me, let's just say I've already graduated.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 29, 2024. Winners will be announced on Mar 30, 2024.

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