About the Scholarship
While more Black students are attending college, educational inequalities are consistently affecting Black communities. On average, Black students graduate with significantly more debt than their white peers. The Black Lives Matter Manchester Achievement Scholarship was created to help support these students by relieving some of this financial burden.
This is a one time award of $1,000 which will be awarded to two students. Can be used for tuition and fees or room and board.
This application will close on January 4th, 2021. Recipients will be notified in the Spring with the award being disbursed between Summer-Early Fall 2021. Proof of enrollment will be required to receive the award, as it will be mailed directly to the institution.
Interested applicants will be required to write a 300-500 word essay explaining a time they faced adversity and how they overcame/plan to overcome it.