grownish & broke- Student Loan Payoff

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Amount
Awarded

$150,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 30

Thursday
Awarded By:

Essence & Freeform

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. resident.
  2. Must be 18 and over.
  3. Must be a graduate or undergraduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Applicants must be US Residents, over 18 years of age, and a current undergraduate or graduate student or alumni.

Application requirements for the grownish & broke- Student Loan Payoff are:

  • Essay
Additional Information: ESSENCE has teamed up with Freeform to the launch grown-ish and Broke—Student Loan Payoff program for individuals with undergraduate and graduate loans. ESSENCE and Freeform launched this innovative program to give students a financial head start so that they can focus on their future. As most of us know student loan debt is now the second-highest consumer debt category, with more than 45 million borrowers owing nearly $1.6 trillion in the United States and nearly 85% of Black bachelor’s degree recipients carrying student debt. Submissions for grown-ish and Broke will be accepted from February 20-April 30th. Entrants should upload a:60 second video or 300-word essay detailing how paying off their loans would be a dream come true. Award categories include a grand prize up to $75,000; first prize up to $50,000; and second prize up to $25,000. In addition, all winners will receive an amazing trip with a guest to the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans (July 3-5). We ask that you share this with any eligible students and alumni in your network, For more details on how to enter, visit https://www.essence.com/grownish-3/

Award Amount: Amount up to $150,000. Award categories include a grand prize up to $75,000; first prize up to $50,000; and second prize up to $25,000.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $150,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 30

Submit electronically no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Nia Thomas
Address: 34th 35 street Brooklyn, New York 11232

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