For the third year in a row, we’re putting out a call for young people to apply for our Illustrating Awesomeness Scholarship which awards two young women or gender non-conforming individuals of color who dream about changing the world assistance with their school tuition. We can’t say enough good things about our recipients and the incredible stories they’ve shared with us.
Here are a few reasons why we love this scholarship:
- The applications. Each year we’re blown away not only by the number of submissions we receive but also by the creativity and passion that come through in the essays, videos, songs and poems that come through.
- Getting an education is expensive! With tuition and general cost of living at an all-time high, we want to offer a way to ease financial burdens at this crucial point in a young person’s life.
- Gender and racial inequality are real. That is why our scholarship benefits people who identify as non-male and non-white. We believe in taking tangible steps to counteract culturally imposed discrimination and lack of accessibility.
- The scholarship gives young people the opportunity dream big and to think about a future in a way that gets their creativity fired up and ready for action!
If you or someone you know qualifies, let them know that they can apply here!
Click here to learn about last year’s recipients.