The Opportunity Rising Scholarship is for current high school and General Education Development (GED) students who are under 19 years of age and are enrolling in an institution of higher learning for the Fall Semester of the upcoming school year. Please read the requirements of eligibility to apply.

The theme for this year’s essay submission is: How important is your family’s history, racial and ethnic background to you?

In the essay, please make sure to also cover the following questions:

  • Why do you feel that it is important?
  • How has your family history impacted your life?
  • Are you willing to share your family’s history with others? Why or why not?

Make sure to answer all of these questions in your essay and submit your application on time.

Applications are due on Monday, April 22, 2019.

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