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Xavier M. Monroe Heart of Gold Memorial Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Mar 21, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 21, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school or undergraduate student
African American

Completing a college degree often requires students to overcome a variety of obstacles.

From the exorbitant costs of tuition and living expenses, the stress of balancing academics with extracurricular activities, and managing personal responsibilities while focusing on school, it can be difficult to stay on track. Underrepresented minority students face even more challenges due to discrimination, lack of community, and systemic barriers.

This scholarship aims to honor the life of Xavier M. Monroe by supporting underrepresented students on their path to higher education.

Any African American high school or undergraduate student may apply for this scholarship, but first-generation applicants are preferred.

To apply, tell us about an obstacle you faced, how it affected you, and what you learned from the experience.

Selection Criteria:
Drive, Impact, Ambition
Published July 31, 2023
Essay Topic

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Dasia Smith
Morgan State UniversityAnne Arundel County, MD
Carr Thermidor
Florida State University SchoolFort Lauderdale, FL


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Mar 21, 2024. Winners will be announced on Apr 21, 2024.

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