Financial literacy is a subject that is not prioritized nearly enough in our schooling systems.
Like so many others, I never had the opportunity in high school to learn about personal finance and how the decisions I make early on can affect my financial future and that of my future family.
Today, as the student loan debt crisis reaches trillions of dollars, financial illiteracy is one of the largest reasons the crisis continues to worsen.
In the hopes that more students will educate themselves and help others achieve financial literacy, this scholarship will support students who plan to study personal finance.
While not required, candidates from minority groups underrepresented in the financial world will be preferred. Candidates with non-profit or volunteering experience will be preferred as well.
Have you overcome a traumatic event in your life? Please share how your experience has shaped you as a person and how you overcame your challenges.
The application deadline is Apr 14, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $900.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 15, 2021. 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 winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
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.