About The Scholarship
In addition to facing many racial and social inequities, people of Latin descent make up 27% of the impoverished population in the US despite making up only 18% of the total population.
To support the Latin American community, Latin American youth must be given opportunities to succeed and open up philanthropic activity for their community.
As one small part of working on this problem, the Empower Latin Youth Scholarship will support one determined Latinx student or non-student who is passionate about giving back to their community and providing for those in need.
Applicants will write about their experience as a Latin American youth in the United States and what they hope to achieve in their career.
The scholarship will be awarded to one high school or university student.
The application deadline is June 1, 2021. The winner will be announced on June 21, 2021.
$500 Cash Award
The $500 cash award is designed to alleviate the financial burden of education and life.
Pay it Forward
If you know someone who may make an excellent candidate, encourage them to apply. If you win the scholarship, pay it forward by helping others.
Please read the requirements below carefully to ensure eligibility before you apply for this scholarship.
- Must be a current high school or college student.
- All GPAs will be considered.
- All majors are encouraged to apply.
How To Apply
You can apply for this scholarship on the Bold.org scholarship platform. To apply, you will need to set up a student profile on Bold.org and write a 300-500 word essay about the following:
What was your experience growing up? What do you hope to achieve with your life and career?
The scholarship is open to students at any educational level and field of study.