Here’s a scholarship for hard-working students who need financial assistance. Created by Tutan Reyes, a former tackle for the NY Giants and founder of Beyond the Boroughs, Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship doesn’t benefit a single segment of the population, students of a particular ethnic or racial group, or those from a specific geographic area. Nor a scholarship fund for only the academically or athletically “gifted.”
Instead, the scholarship’s purpose is to benefit all hardworking, low-income students who are motivated to further their education beyond high school. Students have the opportunity to receive up to $20,000 over four years. This is distributed as a maximum of up to $5,000 a year, renewable each year for all four years. Funds will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning.
Best part? Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent
- Low income household
- G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
- Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
- Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.