Scholarships for Writers of Color

College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship—2021

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“Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.” — Michelle Obama

Three annual winners of this scholarship will receive, totally free, the five-hour package of Gotham’s College Admissions Essay Coaching.

This scholarship is available to BIPOCs who are currently in Grades 10-12 in high school. One application per person. (Students outside the US may apply if they meet these requirements.)

Application window opens March 1
Applications must be submitted right here by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, May 15.

Winners will be announced by mid June. All applicants will be notified.

2021 Winners

Elena Conic
Ifeoluwa Idakolo
Jazmine Medina

The scholarship is currently closed.
Ifeoluwa Idakolo

Cullen, my instructor, helped me with navigating the tricky waters of the personal essay. His expertise on memoir writing was highly instrumental in the refining of my personal statement. Without his red pens and corrections, I do not think my essays would have stood out. Thanks to scholarships, like the one at GWW, for connecting people like myself with instructors like Cullen. Ultimately, this scholarship helped me bridge the gap between me and other more resourced applicants.

Ifeoluwa Idakolo
2021 College Admissions Essay Coaching Scholarship Winner