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Sage DE&I Scholarship Award

Offered by Sage Communications

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 16, 2024
1 award worth


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.

April 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student from a historically underrepresented group (including underepresented racial/ethnic minorites, gender identities, sexual orientations, and/or disabilities)? Further, do you have an interest in pursuing a career in communications, graphic design, journalism, marketing, public relations or related field? If so, the Sage DE&I Scholarship Award may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 to one (1) underrepresented, rising or current college student pay off some of their college expenses. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit a ~300-word essay and a copy of their academic transcript. If you’re from an underrepresented background and want to pursue a career in communications, graphic design, journalism, marketing, public relations or related field, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Sage Communications

Sage Communications are a marketing, PR, and advertising agency whose strategy, marketing production, social media, and digital teams have supported technology enterprises and public sector organizations for more than 20 years. They're dedicated to "building reputations, relationships, and results at the intersection of business transformation and public missions."

Eligibility information

While applicants for the Sage DE&I Scholarship Award must belong to an underrepresented group (from an racial and ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or disability), bear in mind that they do not need to meet every "Race/Ethnicity" or "Other Category" criteria listed below. Belonging to any one of the below, underrepresented grouops will make a student eligible.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA



Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino, Native American

Academic Interest

Communications, Journalism, Graphic Design/Printing, Marketing

Other Category

Disability, LGBTQ+, Women

Application information

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

300-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Sage DE&I Scholarship Award winner will be announced: May 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Sage Communications at

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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