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“Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students

Offered by Scholarships360

Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Jun 30, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

January 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

In offering the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students, we want to help offset the cost of attending college for Black students. Open to high school seniors (graduating class of 2024) and undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year, this scholarship aims to lighten your financial worry and allow you to take fewer loans. Remember, scholarships are essentially “free money” that need not be paid back. This scholarship, specifically, aims to help out a Black student who is passionate about their higher education journey and actively looking for ways to fund it. The “Scholar Dollars” Scholarship will be awarded to students based on both the quality of their essays and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. With that in mind, why not spend a little time applying for a $500 scholarship now for more financial freedom from loans later? We look forward to reading your application, and wish you much success on your academic journey! 

Eligibility information

The “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship is open to Black high school seniors (graduating class of 2024), as well as Black undergraduate and graduate students enrolled during the 2023-24 academic year. Students interested in career training and certificates are also eligible to apply.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, login to your Scholarships360 account (or create an account), and submit a 250-word maximum essay in response to the following prompt:

How will earning the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students benefit you both now and in the future?

250-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

How will the scholarship funds be awarded?

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college or university the winner is/will be attending.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students winner will be announced: February 29, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Scholarships360 at scholarsh[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the “Scholar Dollars” Essay Scholarship for Black Students is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

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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