Pierson Family Scholarship for U.S. Studies

Funded by
Pierson Family
$10,200
2 winners, $5,100 each
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Financial Status:
Low-income
GPA:
3.5 or higher
Identity:
International and/or non-US citizen
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate
Financial Status:
GPA:
Identity:
Education Level:
Low-income
3.5 or higher
International and/or non-US citizen
High school or undergraduate

International students face a wide array of challenges when pursuing higher education.

Between language barriers, cultural differences, citizenship struggles, and more, there are many obstacles that can stand in the way of a student achieving their academic goals. The financial cost of college can also be overwhelming for international students, as they often have fewer options for financial aid.

This scholarship aims to support international students who want to pursue higher education in the United States.

Any high school or undergraduate student who is from a low-income background, an international and/or non-US citizen and has at least a 3.5 GPA may apply for this scholarship, but those from Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Rwanda are preferred.

To apply, tell us about your background and what inspired you to pursue higher education in the U.S., and what your plans are for after you graduate.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Need
Published January 22, 2024
$10,200
2 winners, $5,100 each
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Sep 1, 2024
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic
  1. Please tell us about your background (family, community, and educational) and what inspired you to pursue higher education in the United States.
  2. Tell us about a challenge(s) you have overcome and what you have learned from this experience.
  3. Tell us about somebody who has inspired you.
  4. What are your post-graduate plans?
400–600 words