While representation has been increasing in recent decades, underrepresented minorities still face inclusion issues in many public service sectors. As a result, this leads to an unequal distribution of political leadership in the shaping of the country.
In government, for example, underrepresented minorities in the House of Representatives are based on the proportion of the U.S. population that is African American, yet there is only one Black governor, and only three ever elected in US history. There are only three Black senators. Similarly, just 5% of all lawyers are African American even though 13.4% of the population is Black. In order to boost representation in the key field of public service, more support is needed for underserved populations.
Any African American from Florida that is an undergraduate holding a 2.5+ GPA and looking to pursue a degree in education, political science, social justice or law can apply to this scholarship.
To apply, please discuss why you chose your major and your future career goals.
Please discuss why you chose your major and your future career goals.
The application deadline is Oct 1, 2024. Winners will be announced on Nov 1, 2024.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 1, 2024. 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.