Many minority students from first-generation/low-income backgrounds face systemic roadblocks while navigating through the college admissions process.
Seeing that 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low-income families are seven times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes, it's important that we provide more resources to this underserved group.
As a minority college student from a low-income background, I often felt eluded from academic resources and opportunities to pursue higher education. Living with a single mom who worked many jobs to make ends meet, we often wondered about covering the financial burden of paying for college.
Thankfully, I was able to graduate high school with a college degree, 17 full rides, and more than $8 million in scholarships! Now, I help students attend their school of choice, score well on standardized tests, and graduate college debt-free.
To help mitigate the educational opportunity gap and student debt crisis, the Normandie Cormier Greater is Now Scholarship will support two disadvantaged students, like myself, who has huge aspirations for their life and is willing to work through anything to achieve them. This scholarship is only a small part of my purpose to make academic and scholarship support more accessible for all students.
To apply for this scholarship, you must:
As part of applying, please write about a time when you overcame adversity and how it’s influenced the person you are today.