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Ray’s Supply Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $500 each
Application Deadline
Jun 1, 2024
Winners Announced
Jul 1, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior

A lot goes into paying for college. It isn’t only tuition and housing: there’s also the matter of books, supplies, and other additional expenses.

Financial aspects of college can be stressful, and the Ray’s Supply Scholarship seeks to provide financial assistance for all the expenses that go along with paying for college. High school seniors in Georgia are eligible to apply.

In your application, write about yourself. Share what your plans are for college and beyond, and discuss what influenced your decision to pursue these goals.

Selection Criteria:
Passion, Ambition, Boldest Profile
Published February 13, 2024
Essay Topic

Tell us a bit about yourself. What are your plans for college and beyond? What drove you to pursue these plans?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

S’Niyah Griffith
Riverdale High SchoolRiverdale, GA
As the youngest of five siblings and the first to pursue college, my journey has been one of perseverance and ambition. Growing up, I watched my mom work tirelessly to provide for us, instilling in me a strong work ethic and determination to succeed. Her support for my entrepreneurial ventures in fashion and hair showed me the power of pursuing all my passions. This foundation motivates me to dedicate myself as I create my path to success, not just for myself but for my family and community. If I could do anything with my life, I would compare my entrepreneurial pursuit with my interest in science to innovate in the healthcare field. Specifically, I imagine becoming an anesthesiologist, a profession introduced to me by my uncle. This role excites me because it combines the intellectual challenge of medicine with the opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on lives. I envision using my skills and knowledge to improve patient care and customer service for everyone! These skills then allow me opportunities to improve healthcare access in underserved communities. STEM excites me because it demonstrates how our brain solves problems and how equations affect our lives. The understanding and knowledge to manipulate the principles that guide our world to create new technologies and solutions is incredibly inspiring. My favorite subject has always been science, as it challenges me to think critically and creatively about complex issues such as the human body. A job in information technology (IT) would allow me to integrate my knowledge with the power of technology to solve real-world problems. It is a field that constantly offers endless opportunities to learn and grow. I know I could make a positive impact by enforcing science and math to improve healthcare delivery and accessibility. For instance, dedicating myself to understanding the science behind how the body reacts and how it receives information, along with the medical contribution, will enhance the knowledge of human biology and could promote patient care, reduce errors, and facilitate better health outcomes. The greatest challenge I faced was moving to Atlanta at the age of 12 with my mom, leaving behind my familiar environment and friends. This transition was daunting, as I lost my oldest sister in the same year. Initially, I struggled to find stability and adapt to the new environment, which impacted my academic performance and emotional well-being. To overcome this challenge, I focused on my long-term goals and the values instilled in me by my mom. I dedicated myself to my studies, ensuring that my grades remained strong despite the difficulties. Simultaneously, I explored interests in fashion and hair, which was inspired by my sisters creativity when it came to trends. The dedication to stability drove a creative outlet and a sense of accomplishment. Over time, I built new friendships and developed resilience, learning to thrive in adversity along with diversity. My mom's unwavering support was crucial during this period. She constantly reminded me that success doesn't come overnight and that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. This perspective helped me stay motivated and optimistic. Ultimately, this experience taught me the importance of perseverance, adaptability, and self-reliance. It reinforced my belief that with determination and the right mindset, any obstacle can be overcome. This lesson continues to drive me as I pursue my dreams and prepare for future challenges.
Malik Richard
Hillgrove High SchoolMarietta, GA
I am pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance. This will equip me with the knowledge and skills necessary for managing the financial aspects of my nonprofit organization effectively. My passion for math and helping others aligns well with my chosen field of study and my role in the nonprofit sector. The combination of business acumen and a heart for social impact will serves me well in achieving my goals and has driven me to continue pursuing my plans. As a co-founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, I have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to making a positive impact. My dedication to being a voice and platform for the youth is crucial in today's challenging times, where young people often face unique struggles. I intend to leverage your college experience to build a network, gain relevant internships, and further enhance my skills. Networking with professionals in the business and nonprofit sectors can provide valuable insights and support for my organization. As I progress through my studies, I will consider exploring opportunities for courses or projects that specifically focus on nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, or related areas. This additional knowledge can enhance my ability to lead and grow my nonprofit effectively. Through your organization, I am actively contributing to the well-being of the youth by offering programs and services tailored to address their unique challenges. These initiatives include mentorship programs, educational resources, counseling services, or other avenues designed to empower young individuals and help them overcome their adversities. My nonprofit's dedication to providing a comprehensive range of programs and services for the youth is commendable. This multi-faceted approach addresses various aspects of their development, ensuring a holistic and well-rounded support system. Our non profit offers varied programs like: - - Customized Mentorship Programs - We created tailor made mentorship programs to match the specific needs and aspirations of the youth we serve. This personalized approach has lead to more meaningful connections and better outcomes. - Workshops are essential for empowering young individuals with the knowledge and skills they need for personal and financial success. - Facilitate partnerships with trade schools and local businesses to create opportunities for apprenticeships and hands-on experience. This significantly benefits the youth who may be interested in pursuing a trade or skill-based career. - Health and Fitness Initiatives - We promote a healthy lifestyle through sports, fitness programs, and nutrition education. This not only contributes to physical well-being but also fosters discipline and teamwork among the youth participants. - Community Engagement - We actively involve the community in our initiatives. We engage with parents, local leaders, and community members to build a supportive network around the youth that we serve. - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We ensure our programs are inclusive and accessible to a diverse range of individuals. We consider the unique needs and challenges faced by different communities and strive for equitable opportunities for all. - Collaboration and Partnerships - We have established partnerships with local educational institutions, businesses, and community organizations. We collaborate with experts and professionals in different fields can enhance the quality and reach of our programs. - Measuring Long-Term Impact - We established metrics to measure the long-term impact of our programs. Tracking the educational and career trajectories of participants has helped demonstrate the success of our organization in creating lasting positive change. I look forward to starting my college journey coupled with my continued successful work with my nonprofit organization. My dedication to creating future leaders, and providing support for the younger generation and success in making a positive impact on the lives of the next generation.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Jul 1, 2024.

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