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2024 Soar Over Hate Bright Futures Scholarship

Five Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) 12th graders in New York City who demonstrate financial need will be selected for $2,500 scholarships based on their essay responses to one of the following two questions. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 14th, 2024 at 11:59 PM for consideration.



To apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- You identify as Asian American Pacific Islander and are currently enrolled in the 12th grade at a New York City high school.
- You are set to graduate high school in Spring 2024 and intend to enroll full time in an accredited college beginning in Fall 2024.
- Your family demonstrates financial need. We will request family's Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) as reported on your parent/guardian’s federal tax return from the past three years, and if your family did not file taxes for any reason, you must provide estimated income for each year as well as an explanation.


Essay Prompt Choices:
Please prepare a response to ONE of the two following questions. Please only choose ONE prompt to respond to! (800 words max)


1. How have you demonstrated leadership and commitment to serving your community? Share any specific examples and aspirations to build on these efforts in the future.


2. What do you think is the greatest challenge in your community today and how would you address it? 

Please email if you have any questions regarding the scholarship or this application.


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