Finances are among the most common barriers for many students we work with. The Bright Future Grant gives a chance to students interested in applying to universities but cannot afford the entrance exams and fees or need help paying for expenses while studying. These grants are funded by donors like you giving to our nonprofit. If you want to be a part of making educational dreams come true, join us!
You can learn more and see our past winners below!
Bright Future Grants
The What, Who, and How?
What is the Bright Future Grant?
One of the main missions of Sembrando Esperanza is to help students transition to life after high school. For students pursuing higher education, there are numerous challenges. The Bright Future Grant aims to help students pay for college applications, entrance exam fees, or other expenses while studying.
The Bright Future Grant selects candidates with exceptional writing skills and excellent character through a resume. Winners of this grant will be able to have up to $200 go towards college application fees, college exam fees, or other expenses covered depending on financial need and available funds. The Bright Future Grant may not be able to cover the full cost of the fees.
Who is eligible for it?
To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must be a senior high school, high school graduate planning on attending college within a year of applying or currently studying at a college or university.
What are the requirements to be selected?
Those seeking the Bright Future Scholarship must complete the following:
Part 1: Download and fill out the application form
This may be printed and then scanned or filled out electronically.
Part 2: Write a 500-word essay to the following question: What makes you unique?
Essays must be typed, font Times New Roman, size 12, with 1-inch margins.
Part 3: Submit an updated resume
What are the responsibilities of the selected applicants?
Selected applicants must write a thank you letter within one month of being notified of winning the scholarship to donors. Instructions on this will be provided.
When can I apply?
We aim to have two windows for applicants to apply for the Bright Future Scholarship, one in the spring and one in the fall. Please email us at the email address below for up-to-date details.