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November 8th at 7pm!

Tonight is Virtual Financial Aid Night.  Log in with parents for the live stream:
Live Stream:  https://stream.meet.google.com/stream/07e899c4-d0b9-483a-8c08-e5aea5f15db1
7pm! 



SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PROPER PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS IS TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPERWORK TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  IT IS SCHOOL POLICY NOT TO GIVE TRANSCRIPTS TO STUDENTS.  PLEASE COMPLY WITH THESE PROCEDURES.  YOU MUST SPEAK WITH MS. ARMON IF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES OCCUR.  THANK YOU.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

"FAFSA"

WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV


5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

FAFSA LOGOAfter you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the questions on your FAFSA.

Any student with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print his or her SAR by logging in to www.fafsa.gov and clicking on the appropriate school year. This is also where you can check the status of your application if you have not received your SAR yet. Once you get your SAR, you should review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. If you made a mistake, make sure you go in and correct or update your FAFSA.

2. Locate Your EFC

Found your SAR? Awesome! You may want to start by looking for your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC can be found in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your social security number.

Your EFC is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Its formula considers your family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) as well as your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, it’s important to remember that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have any questions about how they calculate financial aid.

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

It’s important to make sure that everything on your FAFSA is correct and complete, as your school may ask you to verify some of the information.

Do you need to update any information? Did you find a mistake? Don’t worry! It’s easy to make corrections online at www.fafsa.gov. Log in and click “Make FAFSA Corrections.” You’ll need to enter your Federal Student Aid PIN to make any corrections. Corrections should be processed in 3-5 days and you should receive a revised SAR.

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

The last page of your SAR includes information about your financial aid history, specifically the loans you have taken out. It can be complicated and confusing to keep track of all of your loans and interest rates, but it is very important. Reviewing the financial aid history in your SAR will help you be aware of how much you are borrowing and how much you’ll owe later.

Remember: You can access your financial aid history information anytime by logging into www.nslds.ed.gov with your Federal Student Aid PIN.

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

Lastly, make sure that you double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools you applied to.  Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. You never want to leave money on the table!

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Grants/Scholarships vs. Loans

  • What is the difference? 

Grants are free money from schools or the government, based on financial need (you’ll need to fill out a FAFSA or CSS Profile). You do NOT have to pay them back.

Scholarships are free money from schools or independent providers, usually based on some eligibility requirements and an application (e.g. an essay). You do NOT have to pay them back. 

Loans provide you with money to pay for college (including non-tuition expenses), but you have to pay them back after you graduate, with interest. (In other words, over time, you pay back the lender more than they originally gave you.)

  • Which are most desirable? (Rank them.)

1. Grants and scholarships as most desirable (they’re free money that you don’t have to pay back). 

2. Government or school loans (generally better terms)

3. Private loans. 

💡Did you know? Families spend an average of $26,458 on college. 28% of the costs were covered by scholarships and grant

College Grants

  • What is the requirement for applying for government and college grants? 

Fill out your FAFSA - as early as possible! Funding can be first-come, first-served. 

  • What do you think of those example UVA packages? What do the different elements (e.g. work study, grants, loans) mean? 

💡Did you know? High school graduates eligible for a Pell Grant left behind $2.6 billion in free aid by not applying for financial aid


Attention Graduates attending a SUNY or CUNY....


Excelsior Scholarship for CUNY or SUNY:

The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY or CUNY college tuition-free. 
Eligibility
An applicant must:

  • be a resident of NYS and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the term;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • have either graduated from high school in the United States, earned a high school equivalency diploma, or passed a federally approved "Ability to Benefit" test, as defined by the Commissioner of the State Education Department;
  • have a combined federal adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less;
  • be pursuing an undergraduate degree at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University;
  • be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and complete at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program through continuous study with no break in enrollment except for certain reasons that can be documented;
  • if attended college prior to the 2020-21 academic year, have earned at least 30 credits each year (successively), applicable toward his or her degree program prior to applying for an Excelsior Scholarship;
  • be in a non-default status on a student loan made under any NYS or federal education loan program or on the repayment of any NYS award;
  • be in compliance with the terms of the service condition(s) imposed by any NYS award that you have previously received; and
  • execute a Contract agreeing to reside in NYS for the length of time the award was received, and, if employed during such time, be employed in NYS.

Visit: www.hesc.ny.gov

 


**Three new scholarships for high school seniors- for those impacted by COVID-19, job loss, and financial insecurity.

Tuition Fit and Scholarship Owl have teamed up to help.

covid19.scholarshipowl.com

tuitionfit.org 


https://forms.ny.gov/s3/Get-A-Shot-To-Make-Your-Future-Registration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 'Get a Shot to Make Your Future' COVID-19 vaccine incentive for 12- to 17-year-olds. Participants can enter into a random prize drawing to potentially receive a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY college beginning May 27. New York State will administer the random drawings and select 10 winners a week over five weeks for a total of 50 winners.


 
Parents and guardians can sign up to be notified when the drawing begins here.

Catholic Scholarships for College Students

Visit the following website to see  a Guide to Catholic Scholarships

www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/catholic-college-scholarships/


St. Johns University Catholic Scholarships

You know what a powerful intellectual and social resource our Catholic schools are — for America and the world.

Catholic and Vincentian, St. John’s University exemplifies this tradition, offering students an acclaimed education that builds the knowledge, skills and confidence to become ethical leaders for our global society. To further develop our commitment to preparing Catholic students for ethical leadership, St. John's offers Catholic scholarship opportunities. 

Catholic School Scholarship
Created in response to a recommendation from the Advisory Board of the University's Institute for Catholic Schools (ICS), this scholarship provides an annual award of $2,500, for a maximum award of $10,000 over four years of undergraduate study and is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in the fall of 2020.

Catholic Scholars Program
Catholic Scholars take part in a four-year developmental program that translates faith into action. Prospective freshmen apply for this scholarship, and if chosen will receive a grant of $5,000 per year which will be awarded for four years of study. Students will commit themselves to faith-based leadership training, service and prayer, and formation of a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader inspired by the Catholic tradition. Catholic Scholars assume important leadership roles within the community of faith and service at St. John's University in preparation for becoming faith-inspired Catholic leaders for life. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIONS: Students entering a house of discernment sponsored by a diocese or religious community, or a college seminary or religious community formation program are ineligible to participate in the Catholic Scholars Program at St. John’s University. The deadline for this scholarship is January 15, 2021.  

With our application deadline approaching January 15, 2019 learn more about the program and access the application here: https://www.stjohns.edu/faith-service/leadership-and-development/catholic-scholars-program 

Application: stjohns.edu/catholicscholar

  • Application and interview process required
  • Include:
  •   Essay (500-1000 words)
  •   Bulleted list of faith-based activities
  •   Two letters of recommendation
    •  One from Parish Priest
    •  One from another Church or School Minister (e.g. youth group leader, campus minister,
             religion teacher)
  •  Importance of recommendations: Be specific in talking about experiences! (Don’t just say “NCYC” or “Naz Farm”)

Catholic School Educator Grant
As part of our mission as a Catholic university, St. John’s awards a 40-percent tuition reduction to full-time teachers and administrators in Catholic schools for one master’s degree, one advanced certificate or one doctoral degree.


Bold.org Scholarships

20 Exclusive Scholarships for High School Juniors (2021)

https://bold.org/scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-juniors-list/


If you live in this zip code: 11414
there is a scholarship available....
Come to the college office if you are graduating and going to college in the Fall. There is a $1000 scholarship available that you may qualify for. 
 


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program


Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 15
th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2021.

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
 Full details are available on our site.

Calvin Rosser Scholarship

Each year, we award $500 in scholarships to high-achieving, high school students who have been affected in some way by the increasing prevalence of mental health challenges.

The scholarship is designed to inspire greater awareness about mental health and fuel innovative solutions that help the millions of people who are suffering.

You can find more information about the scholarship here: https://calvinrosser.com/scholarships/mental-health-awareness

If you have any questions, please let me know! Thank you in advance for your help.

  

The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship

 We are offering a $1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction. We’d love if you could assist us in spreading the word!

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship:

Visit the website:

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

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The Big Sun Organization Scholarship

The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Amount of Award -      $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

 Please visit website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

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ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP 

WRITE AN ESSAY ON
THE IMPACT THAT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE HAS HAD IN YOUR LIFE GO TO www.youngleadersofafa.org
AWARDS
WINNING
ESSAY $5000.00

SECOND PLACE $2,500.00
THIRD PLACE $1,500.00
HONORABLE MENTION $500.00

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"B. Davis Scholarship”

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2021.

Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2021

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

OTHER USEFUL SCHOLARSHIP SITES

 

BROKE SCHOLAR.COM

COLLEGENET.COM

COLLEGETOOLKIT.COM 

FASTWEB.COM           


CollegeNet.com

CollegeNet.com, one of the best scholarship sites, is a service that not only works to develop applications and web-based events, but it also provides an entire search for students who are interested in seeking out updates and newly-promoted scholarships nationwide making it one of the best scholarship websites. The database is updated monthly at CollegeNet.com, giving students new scholarships.

FastWeb

FastWeb was originally founded and launched more than 15 years ago, and currently, boasts more than 1.5 million scholarships and $3.4 billion in their database altogether over the years of providing scholarships to students nationwide. The site itself claims to have helped and assisted more than 50 students altogether with finding scholarships and applying for them.

FinAid.com

FinAid.com is one of the most well-known online resources for finding out more information regarding scholarships and financial aid you are qualified to receive based on your income, age as well as your previous education schooling you have completed.

Scholarship-Positions.com

Scholarship-Positions.com was started in 2007 by Oxford University graduates for helping international students in finding suitable scholarships to study abroad. Their objective is to help international students in finding matching scholarships – just in time

Zinch

Zinch is one of the most recent resources available online to help with comparing different scholarships available in all fields and industries today. Using Zinch is free and easy, as the service has provided more than 5000 different scholarships worth more than $1 billion altogether.

Cappex

ParentsCountDowntoCollegeCoach.com recommends Cappex as one of the top 7 scholarship sites available. They have millions of dollars in scholarships, and in a variety of categories like private and foundation scholarships, “Just Because We Love You” scholarships and merit aid. In fact, Cappex is the leading site for the number of merit scholarships online.

Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com is a wonderful resource for college students who aspire to kill two birds with one stone—the site finds both scholarships and colleges that are perfect for you! If you’re looking to transfer to a school that is dying to recruit you and offers you scholarships, this is the site to visit.

ScholarshipPoints.com

You know how you always seem to receive a new, complimentary gift after so many purchases at that favorite beauty counter of yours? ScholarshipPoints works the same way! Well, kind of. The site’s users rack up points through a rewards system, making them eligible for different scholarships according to how many points they have earned.

CollegeScholarships

According to degreecentral.com, this site is made from “a database that is one of the largest and up to date databases consisting of private sector awards provided by corporations, non-profit agencies and associations”. There are 50 different scholarship categories

FinAid

FinAid is a little different because it shares a number of types of financing available to students. The four major types of monetary means they suggest are:

·        Scholarships

·        Loans

·        Savings

·        Military Aid


The Gates ScholarshipAwarded to 300 minority high school seniors every year who exhibit strong leadership skills and academic records and who demonstrate great financial need. Funds cover the remaining cost of attendance after expected family contribution and other awards. 

National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 7,500 high school seniors a year receive some level of an award based on PSAT/NMSQT scores and other criteria. 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Each year, scholarships of $20,000 per person are awarded to 150 students based on their academic merits, leadership skills and service. Smaller awards are also available. 

Other major corporations with scholarship options include Microsoft, Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts.

Society of Women Engineers ScholarshipsA range of awards are given to support women interested in careers in engineering, computer science and engineering technology. 

Google Scholarships. Google offers a variety of specific scholarships for women, underrepresented minority students and those with disabilities looking to study computer science. 

Dell Scholars Program. Recipients get $20,000, a laptop and credits for textbooks. The award is directed toward low-income students who have overcome challenges and "are better than their numbers indicate," according to the scholarship foundation's website. 

UNCF Scholarships. More than 10,000 African-American students receive some form of aid each year through several scholarship options, such as those for people pursuing the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – or aspiring entrepreneurs. 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Four-year scholarships are awarded to 500 high school seniors based on academics, leadership and financial need. Most receive $4,000 each, while 20 finalists receive between $20,000 and $50,000 total. 

Boren Scholarships. Students planning to pursue a job in national security and study what the National Security Education Program refers to as a "less commonly taught" language, such as Arabic, Swahili or Hebrew, are awarded $8,000 to $20,000 to study abroad for a summer, semester or six- to 12-month stint. 

Cooke College Scholarship Program. Scholarships of up to $40,000 per year are awarded to high-achieving high school students with financial need as selected by the education-focused Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. 

James Beard Foundation National Scholars ProgramTen candidates receive $20,000 apiece to pursue a variety of food-related subjects, such as culinary arts, agriculture and sustainability. Other smaller awards are also available. 

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Have your parents speak to their employer and/or union delegate about possible scholarships they may offer 

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Huggable Supermom Scholarship —

Scholarship available for a student with a Single Mother:

 $1000

https://bold.org/scholarships/huggable-supermom-scholarship-high-school-award/


A Message from The Cooper Union:

The Cooper Union was founded in 1859 and is an internationally renowned all-honors college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, art, and engineering.
We award every admitted undergraduate student a half-tuition scholarship valued at $22,275. Students may also receive need-based and merit aid to help cover additional tuition and living expenses.
Located in the East Village of New York City, Cooper is a hub for creativity and innovation and ranked among the top colleges in the country. And, what really sets us apart is the collaborative ethos among students, faculty, alumni, as well as the broader Cooper Union community.
Our students come from across the world and come for this world.



AffordableCollegesOnline.org has created a guide that lists 50 scholarships available for HBCU students, how to land them, and where to find more information. See below:

Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/hbcu-scholarships/

  

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

This scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application below:
 Deadline: June 30, 2021

Award Amount: $1,500
Application: https://www.personalinjurylawyerslosangeles.com/#scholarship

 

Cimarron Ridge Legal Group Car Accident Scholarship

  • Requirements
  1. This scholarship is judged & awarded primarily on merit & need. Those who have been affected by a Traumatic Brain Injury, or know someone who has been affected by a TBI are encouraged to apply.
  2. Completed application must be submitted online by April 30, 2021. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  3. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  4. Applicant must plan to attend college by fall semester 2021.
  5. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  6. A transcript must be attached for application for consideration.
  7. Applicant must submit an un-opened copy of official transcripts if selected as a finalist.
  8. This scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000 to be awarded the fall semester of 2021.
  9. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  10. Applicant will be required to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship

Apply Online at:

 

The Kevin Shaw Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:
 Students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Kevin Shaw Jr. Memorial scholarship provided that they meet the requirements as listed below:

Attend a high school in New York City and be a person of the African Diaspora, Latino/a, or Latinx background;

Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee;

Current high school student graduating Spring of 2021 or recipient of a GED;

Cumulative average at least 80%, or an average GED score of 3000;

Accepted as a full time and first-time matriculating freshman, in Fall Semester 2020, at an accredited College or University in pursuit of a Baccalaureate Degree at the time the award is presented;

A person who demonstrates strong potential for academic achievement; 

Excellent character and proven leadership ability, with a demonstrated commitment to community service and extracurricular activities.

Applicants are screened by The Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee and scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of their application, essay, and interview.

Recipients are required to attend the annual Kevin Shaw Jr. Foundation Scholarship Award Ceremony in order to receive the scholarship award.

All required materials must be received on or before April 30, 2021

Completed application form; 

Essay as described in the application (500 words minimum single spaced); 

Official High School transcript;

Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (teachers, school counselor, youth leaders,clergy, etc.) must be emailed directly from the recommending individual to [email protected]

  • Scholarships Awarded

https://www.kevinshawjrfoundation.org/about-the-scholarship/scholarship-criteria.html



The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. 


The Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities to support outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their communities through the Dr. Lee Hoon Scholarship Program. Three scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to low-income students entering a four-year college or university in the fall of 2021, to assist with tuition payments. Outstanding applicants will be well-rounded students who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement.

For more information on the specific requirements for the scholarship please visit: https://www.kcsny.org/social-engagement/scholarship/

or email: [email protected]


College Scholarships for African-American Students:

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/black-students-college-scholarships/

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The Exclusive List of Scholarships for Black Students

 

Bubba Wallace Live to be Different Scholarship

Amount: $10,000

Eligibility: Any high school or undergraduate student

Next Deadline: May 31st, 2021

Winners Announced: June 15th, 2021

Description: This scholarship encourages inclusion and is funded by NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace to continue his fight for racial justice. To apply, submit a short essay about a time you experienced adversity.

Impact Scholarship for Black Students

Amount: $2,550

Eligibility: Any Black student

Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 11th, 2021

Description: This scholarship is part of the 15 grants given by Mechanism Ventures to promote equal opportunity. To apply, write a short essay about your goals and the steps you’re taking to achieve them.

Make Your Mark BIPOC Arts Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

Eligibility: Any BIPOC student

Next Deadline: April 2nd, 2021

Winners Announced: May 5th, 2021

Description: This grant is intended to help BIPOC artists launch their careers, and the recipient will be able to work with Grind Arts Company to create an art project. To apply, submit a proposal for a project you want to create, and the grant will go towards the costs of creating the project.

Future Black Leaders Scholarship

Amount: $1,610

Eligibility: Any Black undergraduate student

Next Deadline: March 31st, 2021

Winners Announced: April 27th, 2021

Description: To help give Black students more access to education and the opportunities that come from it, this scholarship will be awarded to one Black student with big dreams. To apply, submit a short essay about your goals, financial difficulties, and your activities.

Homer L. Graham Memorial Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

Eligibility: Any male high school student planning to attend an HBCU

Next Deadline: July 15th, 2021

Winners Announced: August 15th, 2021

Description: This scholarship honors the legacy of Homer L. Graham by helping Black male high school students attend an HBCU in fall 2021. To apply, write a short essay about your story and if you’ve experienced barriers to opportunity.

Black Design Leaders Grant

Amount: $1,050

Eligibility: Any Black graduate or undergraduate student

Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 11th, 2021

Description: This scholarship is also part of the Mechanism Ventures grant series and aims to assist Black students who are working towards careers in design at start-ups.

Incarceration Impact Scholarship

Amount: $1,050

Eligibility: Any Black or Latinx high school or undergraduate student with an incarcerated parent or guardian

Next Deadline: April 18th, 2021

Winners Announced: May 17th, 2021

Description: Due to the disproportionate amount of incarcerated Black and Latinx people, this scholarship is open to Black and Latinx students who have an incarcerated parent or guardian and live in a low-income household. To apply, write a short essay about how incarceration has affected your life and your future goals.

Elevate Minorities in the Arts Scholarship

Amount: $1,033

Eligibility: Any minority student

Next Deadline: April 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: April 13th, 2021

Description: Since minorities often don’t have the resources to break into the art and entertainment fields, this scholarship aims to help minority students who are pursuing a degree in the arts (or planning to). To apply, write a short essay about why you create art and how this scholarship will help you achieve your artistic dreams.

Elevate Black Students in Public Policy Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black undergraduate or graduate student

Next Deadline: April 30th, 2021

Winners Announced: May 31st, 2021

Description: To help fight the lack of Black representation in public policy, this scholarship will be awarded to a Black student pursuing a career in public policy. This scholarship is also part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series and you can apply by writing a short essay about yourself and your hopes for your career in public policy.

Black Marketing Leaders Grant

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black undergraduate or graduate student

Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 11th, 2021

Description: To support more diversity in start-ups, this scholarship will be awarded to a Black student who is pursuing a marketing career at a start-up. This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series and you can apply by writing a short essay introducing yourself and your goals for your career in marketing.

Black Engineering Leaders Grant

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black undergraduate or graduate student

Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 11th, 2021

Description: Part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series, this scholarship is for Black students pursuing engineering at start-ups. This is a great scholarship for Black women who hope to pursue engineering, since women are very underrepresented in STEM. To apply, write a short essay about your hopes for your engineering career and what you’re doing to prepare yourself to achieve your goals.

African-American Journalism Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black student

Next Deadline: May 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 11th, 2021

Description: Due to the lack of Black journalists in leadership positions, this scholarship aims to create more diversity in journalism and will go to a Black student at any level of education who is pursuing a journalism career. This scholarship is also part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series and you can apply by submitting a short essay about what you hope to achieve with your journalism career.

Black Students in St. Louis Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black student in St. Louis

Next Deadline: June 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: July 11th, 2021

Description: This scholarship is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grants Series and will be won by a Black student in St. Louis with big goals. To apply, write a short essay about your goals for your life and how you are working towards achieving them.

Philadelphia Black Entrepreneurs Grant

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black student from Philadelphia

Next Deadline: June 11th, 2021

Winners Announced: July 11th, 2021

Description: As part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grant Series, this scholarship will be awarded to a Black student from Philadelphia who hopes to start a new business. To apply, submit an essay about the business you hope to build (or one you are already building) and what you’re doing to pursue your goals.

Undiscovered Brilliance Scholarship for African-Americans

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black student

Next Deadline: May 16th, 2021

Winners Announced: June 16th, 2021

Description: This scholarship aims to support brilliant Black students with big dreams and is part of the Mechanism Ventures Impact Grant Series. To apply, write a short essay about yourself, your dreams, and the actions you take to improve yourself and the people around you.

BIPOC Educators Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any BIPOC student

Next Deadline: April 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: April 23rd, 2021

Description: Due to the disproportionate amount of minority educators, this scholarship aims to support a student majoring in education or plan to. To apply, submit a short essay about when you realized you wanted to pursue a career in education.

WayUp $1,000 Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any student

Next Deadline: June 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: June 27th, 2021

Description: This scholarship promotes diversity and inclusion and is funded by the WayUp platform. Students who are passionate about inclusion can apply, and your chances of winning will be increased if you demonstrate community engagement on your Bold.org profile.

Elevate Black Entrepreneurs Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any Black undergraduate or graduate student

Next Deadline: July 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: July 31st, 2021

Description: Due to the small percentage of venture-funded start-ups with Black founders, one Black entrepreneur building or hoping to build a business will receive this scholarship. To apply, submit an essay about your business or idea and how you became interested in business.

Black Nurse Magic Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Eligibility: Any first-generation Black undergraduate or graduate student studying nursing at Prairie View A&M University

Next Deadline: May 13th, 2021

Winners Announced: May 29th, 2021

Description: In memory of Melinda Edwards-Jackson, this scholarship will help Black first-generation college students majoring in nursing at Prairie View A&M University with a 3.0 GPA or higher. To apply, write a short essay about a time when you achieved something great despite hardship.

Melissa Ludwig Diversity in Yoga Scholarship

Amount: $700

Eligibility: Any BIPOC student

Next Deadline: April 6th, 2021

Winners Announced: April 30th, 2021

Description: Due to the lack of diversity in yoga and the stereotypical image of yoga instructors depicted by the media, this scholarship will support a BIPOC student who is working to become a yoga teacher. The scholarship will go toward the training classes necessary to become a yoga teacher, and you can apply by writing about your passion for yoga and what you hope to change in the world by becoming a yoga teacher.

Coding for Minorities Scholarship

Amount: $500

Eligibility: Any high school or undergraduate minority student

Next Deadline: July 1st, 2021

Winners Announced: July 31st, 2021

Description: To help give minority students in computer science an equal opportunity to succeed in coding, this scholarship will be awarded to one minority student. To increase your chances, include your goals for your coding career on your Bold.org profile.

Prep has updated classrooms, labs and athletic facilities
Prep has updated classrooms, labs and athletic facilities
Prep has updated classrooms, labs and athletic facilities