Nelson Vecchione, a dear friend, and family member, had dedicated his life to helping people find a ‘second chance’ at life. By offering guidance and mentorship to people in recovery or with conviction records, he was committed to the betterment of others through his practice.
Everyone deserves a second chance, and Nelson believed the spirit of giving someone the opportunity to prove themselves would manifest in creating a new generation of leaders.
Offering a second chance to one person may pay dividends down the line as well, as that person may give another person a second chance, continuing the cycle of giving. You can make a difference, not only for yourself but for others.
To honor Nelson’s legacy and to continue his life’s work to help those that need another chance at life, the Second Chance Scholarship will be awarded to one student who has experienced adversity in their life and is ready to make a change for the better.
Why do you want to make a change in your life? What steps have you taken thus far to bring you closer to your goal, and how do you think this scholarship will help you? What do you plan to do to pay it forward to someone else?
The application deadline is Dec 6, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 6, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,111.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 6, 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.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.