Pursuit of Purpose Scholarship

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P.O. Purpose, Inc.

1659 Briarcliff Rd. #1659

Atlanta, GA 30306

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How to Enter

1. Complete an online application

Enter Scholarship Essay Contest from June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021. Complete and save all requested information. The application link can be found here.

2. Write your essay

Explain what it means to “pursue your purpose” and how or why college is going to help you do this. You can be creative with this essay. Write a personal narrative, poem, or fictional story. This is a chance for you to show the scholarship committee what your values, personal beliefs, and aspirations are. The essay should be 250 – 500 words. You can write your essay directly in the application, or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form.

3. Review and submit

Review your information, check your essay for spelling and submit your entry by 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 1, 2021.

4. Await notification

Winning essays are selected by the Pursuit of Purpose Inc. board of directors and will be announced on July 15, 2021. If your application is selected, you will need to respond to P.o.P. with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded by August 1, 2021.


For purposes of this contest:

  • The “Eligible High Schools” are defined as the following: Marion High School, in Marion, South Carolina and Riverside High School, in Durham, North Carolina.
  • An “accredited college” is defined as a nonprofit, two or four-year college or university located within one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.

To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be a high school senior and meet all of the following applicable criteria at time of entry.

High school seniors:

  • Be enrolled in 12th grade at one of the Eligible Schools
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (as calculated on a 4.0 scale)
  • Be accepted to and plan to attend an accredited 2-year technical school, college, or university during the 2021-2022 academic school year
  • Identify as black/African American
  • *Additional consideration will be given to students from low-income households*

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