Ruth Hazel Scruggs King Scholarship

$2,000
4 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
4
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
Jul 27, 2023
Winners Announced
Aug 27, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
GPA:
3.0 or higher
Involvement:
Athlete
Background:
Non-profit volunteering experience
Education Level:
GPA:
Involvement:
Background:
High school senior
3.0 or higher
Athlete
Non-profit volunteering experience

Ruth Hazel Scruggs King was born June 17,1944. Ruth was destined to succeed coming from a town in Northern Alabama named Town Creek. Ruth was one of 15 children and grew up on a farm. As you can imagine, she did her share of working in the field with the rest of the family as they worked on their own land to produce and harvest food. When of age she moved to Birmingham, AL to attend college. While there, she met her husband who was in the US Army. Ruth put down her studies to move about the country with her husband and grow their loving family of three kids. As her husband neared retirement, Ruth went back to school, to finish the pursuit of becoming a registered nurse (RN) and she did. Ruth had a love and desire to take care of people, which is what made her a great nurse, mother, wife, friend, and the best grandmother. Ruth passed August 27, 2016 but her strong desire to help anyone she could, however she could, especially in pursuing education lives on.

Today’s youth are being encouraged to pursue higher education now more than ever, but the financial obstacles that stand in their way often go unacknowledged.

With a single year of college often costing tens of thousands of dollars, completing an undergraduate degree isn’t feasible for everyone. There are many motivated, bright students who excel in academics and need assistance in order to further their education and enter their desired career industry.

This scholarship aims to support students who are pursuing higher education by reducing the financial burden of tuition.

Any high school senior who is a student-athlete with at least a 3.0 GPA and non-profit volunteering experience may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about yourself, how you plan to make a difference in the world with your career, and what drives you to help the world.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published April 13, 2023
$2,000
4 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
4
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
Jul 27, 2023
Winners Announced
Aug 27, 2023
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your career. Also, include what drives you in this pursuit.

400–600 words