Ruth and Johnnie McCoy Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
McCoy
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$606
1 winner$606
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Mar 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 1, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Ethnicity:
You must be of African American descent
Education Level:
Current high school senior or undergraduate student
Background:
From North Carolina
Ethnicity:
Education Level:
Background:
You must be of African American descent
Current high school senior or undergraduate student
From North Carolina

African American students are often underserved and underrepresented in higher education. 

African American students are far more likely to attend underfunded schools than their white peers, with 45% of Black students attending high-poverty schools as compared to just 8% of white students. This can leave African American students feeling unprepared to pursue a college degree.

In memory of Ruth and Johnnie McCoy, this scholarship aims to support African American high school seniors or current undergraduate students in any area of study so that they can pursue their dreams.

Any high school senior or undergraduate student who is from North Carolina and of African American descent may apply for this scholarship. 

To do so, tell us about yourself, why you want to attend college, and how you will use your degree to benefit the world.

Selection Criteria:
Published August 30, 2021
$606
1 winner$606
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Mar 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 1, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself. Why do you want to attend college and how do you plan to make a positive impact using your education?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Isaiah Freeman
Alamance Community CollegeBurlington, NC
My name is Isaiah Freeman. I am a Senior at Alamance Community College. I enjoy attending my local church, playing my guitar/making music, and hanging out with friends. I want to attend college to receive a bachelor's degree in business finance and eventually become a financial advisor. I want to eventually open my own business helping others to manage their money, and live better lives. Growing up my parents did not teach me much about money and I know that many, if not most people, grow up this way with one of the most important topics in life (finances) never being properly explained. Without basic knowledge, they end up having to go at it themselves and most fail. So, I want to help others in the future who do not have a vast financial vocabulary, so that they will be able to live at higher standards and make wise and stable financial choices.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 1, 2022.

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