“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world.” – Shai Reshef

It’s Scholarship Season and we can use your help!

It’s that time of year again and we are excited to invite you to join us in selecting our 2021 Newwave Foundation Scholars! Every year we award scholarships to deserving high school students, through our partner organizations, to attend the college of their choice. The CollegeBound Foundation in Baltimore and College Bound D.C. are two of the many like-minded organizations that we support to recruit our scholars. As reflected in our mission and vision, we like to seek out individuals who are passionate and adamant about learning and pursuing higher education despite the odds stacked against them. Although it’s not a requirement, we typically aim for those who are the first in their family to attend college. It’s important for us to be that resource for young men and women who deserve a shot at their own success.
While many organizations who offer scholarships have a specified GPA requirement, we believe in getting to know our candidates outside of their high school academics. This is why we ask for an essay on resilience – to give them a chance to let us know of a time when they were faced with adversity in their lives and how they handled it. Over the past few years, we have read some of the most incredible stories that shed light on their strength, ability to persevere and not allow their setbacks to define them.
We currently support 8 NWF Scholars, attending different colleges within the DMV area, and are looking to gain 3 more this year! We could really use your help in streamlining the selection process from the hundreds of applications we received this year. If you are interested in volunteering to read some of the scholarship essays and/or partake in the interviewing process, please click here to sign up.
We want our Newwave Foundation community to be a part of supporting the next generation of dreamers & achievers.
If you would like to volunteer click here to sign up and we’ll be in touch with you soon!

 

Scholarship Resources: find the right Scholarship for you

Dear Parents and Students,
We know that preparing for college can be quite the process. Between maintaining your current academics, researching and touring potential Colleges, completing the application process, studying for standardized exams, figuring out the financial – it can be a lot, so we want to help where we can.
Did you know that there are thousands of scholarships out there for you to take advantage of? You can find some based on your interests, your culture, your talents, etc. Although the application process is already closed for many organizations, there are still plenty out there that offer acceptance on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Click here to find the Scholarship that fits you best! And remember, it’s never too early to get started for next year.