Second Chance Scholarship

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1 winner
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Application Deadline
Dec 6, 2021
Winners Announced
Jan 6, 2022
Education Level
High School

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.

Personal Development
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Impact
Essay Topic

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?

400–600 words


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 6, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jan 6, 2022.

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