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Tyde Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $1,000 each
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 1, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate
First-generation student

There are so many hard workers in the world who just need a little assistance in order to achieve their goals. 

Prospective students are one such group, with many needing some financial help in order to pay for tuition and other college costs. With the student debt crisis reaching new heights of $1.7 trillion, students are understandably wary of taking out loans to finance their education. 

This scholarship seeks to help students with financial need afford higher education so they can pursue all of their dreams. 

Any high school senior or undergraduate student who will be a first-generation college student may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us why you want the scholarship and how winning it would impact your life.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published January 24, 2022
Essay Topic

Why do you want this scholarship and what would it mean to you if it were awarded to you? How do you imagine it impacting your future life?

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Elhadji Ndiaye
Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City, NC
Kayla Truong
San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA
“You are a Scholarship Winner!” the subject line of the email reads. I immediately share the news with my mother who was not able to finish elementary school in Vietnam. Then, I tell my father who was not able to attend a university in America and works overtime to help pay for my education. I want the Tyde Memorial Scholarship because it will invest in my education as well as the education of my future elementary school students, so I will be able to motivate them to become lifelong learners, show them how to be prepared for higher grade levels (and ultimately college), and encourage them to reach their goals. The Tyde Memorial Scholarship will significantly impact my education. I will allocate the $1000 to several categories. Aside from receiving financial aid, the scholarship will partly subsidize my undergraduate degree tuition for Child and Adolescent Development. Another portion of it will go to renting required textbooks. The majority of the cash will pay for my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program. It will cover the program application fee, admission exam, student teaching tuition, program textbooks, state assessments, and study materials. Once I get licensed as an elementary school teacher, the first way the scholarship will support the education of my students is through me molding them into lifelong learners. Elementary school is pivotal in children’s lives because they learn elemental material. To have an affinity for learning, they need to have a foundation in English, mathematics, science, and history. Coupled with art, children can foster their creativity. Outside of engaging in reading and writing, I aspire to show children to appreciate art. Art is an excellent tool to express oneself. It can also be used to alleviate stress as a creative outlet. Moreover, by understanding the difficulty of challenging subjects—such as math and science—I can guide students patiently. Of utmost importance, I hope to teach children that all learning takes is some more practice so that they want to learn perpetually. The second way the scholarship will assist the education of my students is by me preparing them for middle school, high school, and college success. At its core, learning how to learn depends on my students’ learning style(s) and multiple intelligences. I will cater to their learning style(s) while combining their senses for optimal learning (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic). Aside from learning modalities, I can integrate their multiple intelligences (linguistic, logical, musical, kinesthetic, spatial, naturalist, intrapersonal, and interpersonal) so that they can better understand the material. Regardless, the best way to learn is by them incorporating various senses and intelligences—teaching. My students can teach their classmates, friends, or family members to reinforce the information. The third way the scholarship will promote the education of my students is how I will instill goal-setting with the SMART approach. For personal, educational, and career goals, they need to make their aspirations specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-based. My biggest hope is that they will pursue higher education, even if they will be a first-generation college student. The Tyde Memorial Scholarship will help me further my education and spread my knowledge to my future elementary school students. $1,000 will alleviate the financial barriers of becoming an elementary school teacher. When I obtain my teaching credential, I will make my students enjoy learning for life, be prepared for higher education, and strive to reach their goals. Thank you for aiding first-generation college students with this award and making their dreams come true. Consequently, it will make our parents’ wishes come true. Most importantly, thank you for reading my essay submission.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022.

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