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.
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?
The application deadline is Mar 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 1, 2022.
The scholarship award is $605.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 1, 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.