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    Barowsky Scholars Program

    Offered by The Philanthropic Initiative

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $5,000 - $25,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    March 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you a high school senior or graduate from Maine who will be enrolling as a first-year student in a four-year degree program at an accredited, private or public college or university in the U.S. for the upcoming school year? If so, you may be eligible for the Barowsky Scholars Program! Each year, the scholarship awards between $5,000 and $25,000 to multiple eligible students who are motivated to excel in college and make a difference in their community, and in society overall. Applicants must also plan to (1) live on campus and (2) complete one Economics course and two of the following courses prior to completing college: Accounting, Finance, History or Psychology. If you’re a Maine resident and incoming undergraduate student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About The Philanthropic Initiative

    The Philanthropic Initiative was borne in 1989 out of a social experiment masterminded by Peter Karoff to see if the idea of strategic philanthropy, when applied to a broader cohort of donors, could increase effectiveness and encourage greater generosity. Since then, TPI has played a lead role in the creation of the field of strategic philanthropy. In their view, strategic philanthropy is about articulating a vision and goals, and then determining the most effective ways in which philanthropic resources can support those goals. From the beginning, TPI has encouraged funders to engage a wide range of stakeholders, listen deeply to diverse perspectives, and work in close partnership with nonprofit leaders and others with shared goals.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Academic Interest

    Psychology, Accounting, Finance, History

    State

    Maine

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must plan to (1) complete one economics course and two courses in accounting, finance, history, or psychology prior to completing college, and (2) live on their university's campus.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Resume or CV

    Letter of Recommendation

    FAFSA

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Philanthropic Initiative at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Barowsky Scholars Program is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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