The Ascend Scholarship is for a returning college student preparing to enter his/her second year in an institution of higher learning with no lapses in semester to help offset some of the cost of the student’s education.

The essay topic for this year’s submissions is: My Most Embarrassing Moment and How I learned from it. This is a great opportunity to get creative and share a funny experience! Try transitioning the experience into a more serious explanation of how it changed you — for example, how maybe it encouraged you to have a positive attitude, become a better person and be more considerate toward others.

Applications for this scholarship will open in the fall. Check back in with us in September!