A Foundational Black American is any person classified as Black, who can trace their bloodline lineage back to the American system of slavery.
The Team Black Empowerment Scholarship exists to provide resources to Foundational Black Americans who are seeking higher education and need a monetary supplement to help achieve their educational goals.
You must be a high school senior graduating in 2022 or an undergraduate student to be eligible for this scholarship.
To apply, please write a short essay about what your most important goals are and how achieving those goals will help you become a good steward to society and productive person in your career.
Then, in a video, explain what you learned from looking into your heritage and how you will apply that knowledge going forward.
The scholarship will be given to one male and one female winner.
What did you learn from looking into your heritage and how will you apply that moving forward? Please also share a short video via a link explaining what you learned from looking into your heritage and how you will apply that knowledge going forward.
The application deadline is Jan 21, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 21, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 21, 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.