Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.
In America, countless brilliant minds have gone and continue to go undiscovered and unsupported because they are born Black.
Our society and world as a whole are immeasurably worse off for it.
In the spirit of organizations like The Hidden Genius Project that find and nurture promising young Black students who may not otherwise receive sufficient support, the Undiscovered Brilliance Scholarship for African-Americans aims to support a brilliant Black student with ambitious dreams.
It will be awarded to a talented Black student at any level of education or field of study on the basis of their ambition, talent, and drive, as well as on the impact that additional support would have for them.
This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Series.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your story. How are you dreaming big in your life? What are you doing today to better yourself and those around you?
The application deadline is May 16, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 16, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jun 16, 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 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.