More About the Scholarship
What is the scholarship?
The Outstanding Youth Leaders of the Year Scholarship award is a half-tuition, renewable scholarship that will be awarded to three prospective college students who demonstrate success within their respective mentoring programs.
The scholarship covers a total of $20,000 over four years, or $5,000 yearly. Each recipient will be featured in a video to be shown at Youth Mentoring Collaborative's Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium and will be awarded a laptop.
The scholarship is presented by Youth Mentoring Collaborative, in partnership with the Ciara Arts and Science Foundation.
- Mentoring programs must be affiliates of Youth Mentoring Collaborative.
- Students must be a junior or senior in high school.
- 3.0 GPA minimum (on a 4.0 scale).
- Intend to major in the arts or sciences.
- Answer the prompt via essay or video format (see below).
- Application opens August 22nd, 2022
- Application closes September 30th, 2022
- Finalist interviews October 14th - 16th, 2022
- Recipients announced October 22nd, 2022
Outstanding Youth Leaders of the Year Scholarship Award
Presented at the Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium
2022 Scholarship Recipients
Frequently Asked Questions
The Outstanding Youth Leaders of the Year Scholarship lasts four years of post-secondary schooling. The Scholarship covers $20,000 over four years or a $5,000 yearly renewable amount. The Scholarship covers community, public, or private college or university tuition.
The Scholarship covers tuition for in-state and out-of-state schools. There is no limit when applying the Scholarship to community, public, or private college or university tuition in and out of state.
Any former or current participant in a mentoring program partnered with the Youth Mentoring Collaborative can apply for the Scholarship, regardless of their current location. The Scholarship covers tuition for in-state and out-of-state schools. There is no limit when applying the Scholarship to community, public, or private college or university tuition in and out of state.
You can apply below by clicking the button "Apply Here." The button will take you to a Google Form called "Scholarship Application." You'll answer a series of long and short answer questions; you must complete ALL required questions* to be considered for the Scholarship.
The final question requires the creation and submission of either a video, no longer than 7 minutes, or an essay, no less than 750 words. If you decide to submit a video, we recommend uploading it to YouTube or Vimeo and sharing the link with us by pasting it into the final question box on the application form. If you decide to write the essay, please either send us a link to your document or paste the text into the final question box on the application form. Caution - beware of formatting changes when copying and pasting answers into the Google Form.
If you experience complications while filling out the application, email Kanalyn Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "Scholarship Question."
*A red asterisk indicates required questions.