The Black Scholarship
The Black Scholarship is open to any Black identifying undergraduate or graduate students in any country needing financial support. Applicants simply need to demonstrate that they are enrolled in an institution of higher education (i.e. submitting proof of enrollment, transcript, etc.) and submit a Statement of Need to be considered. This scholarship is not based on my idea of who can write the best essay or has the highest GPA. Acknowledging that higher education is an accomplishment in and of itself, I want these funds to be accessible to anyone who needs them, to be used as they see fit. I will not be telling students how to use the funds disbursed to them. It is important to acknowledge that college comes with numerous expenses beyond just tuition, fees, and books. These funds can be used for rent, food, clothes, travel, or anything the student needs.
My initial goal is to raise $5,000 to be split evenly between 5 different students each semester. The deadline to apply for the Fall 2020 scholarship is August 23, 2020. Winners will be notified via email.
My long term goal is to raise enough funds to be able to offer these scholarships each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester. If I am not able to raise the full $5,000 in a given semester, whatever funds I am able to raise will be split evenly between 2-5 students (depending on how much money is raised). Applicants will need to re-apply each semester; applications from one semester will not roll over to the next semester. Scholarship recipients will be chosen at random, given they've filled out the application in its entirety. Please note that if you are applying from outside of the US and you are selected, you will be awarded in USD.