The Legacy Lab, Team One’s award-winning think tank and strategic consultancy has announced the call for submissions for its annual scholarship. For the third year in a row, the scholarship aims to support a student who represents the next wave of legacy makers, future leaders dedicated to creating lasting and positive change in their communities and beyond. The recipient will receive $10,000 to put toward school-related expenses, helping them continue their development as a leader and work toward their long-term ambition.
Building on the momentum and immense interest from last year, the Scholarship is again looking to recognise Black and African American students, with a focus on the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders. The scholarship will be awarded to one student who is studying with the intent to revolutionize an industry, change social norms, build a long-lasting brand solution in culture, or create opportunities that will support generations to come.
“In the wake of the global pandemic, when so many are looking to leaders to point the way forward for us all, I am inspired by the next-generation of student leaders, who aren’t just dreaming of a better world, but who are also applying their time and talent to creating real change,” said Mark Miller, chief strategy officer at Team One and founder of The Legacy Lab. “Increasingly, our nation’s youth seem to be the ones who have the vision to look ahead, plus the smarts to help realise their dreams. This scholarship is meant to celebrate them: those long-term student thinkers succeeding in a short-term world.”
Last year, Team One and The Legacy Lab Foundation awarded Gianna White, a Sustainable Urban Environments undergraduate at New York University. The scholarship also recognised five additional recipients with the Rising Star Award. The Legacy Lab named Alaysia Barker-Vaughn, N’maya Bryant, Deveraux Mackey, Jennie Nwokoye, and Marie-Chantal Nyirahategekimana as The Rising Stars of 2020.
“It was an honour to receive the Legacy Lab Scholarship. This scholarship financed my final year at NYU and has given me the opportunity to focus on academics without the added weight of student loans. Winning has allowed me to focus on applying to graduate school, continuing to pursue research related to food security, and exploring potential career options,” said previous recipient Gianna White. “When looking at my generation, I see courage. I see young people speaking up, voting and getting involved in local government. And when that doesn’t work, I see them protesting and organising. People have always had to fight to lift themselves up and build the world as they see fit. There’s a lot of courage out there.”
The scholarship funds are intended as an investment in ongoing education: to help the chosen student achieve a personal ambition and subsidise school-related expenses. An ideal applicant would be an undergraduate or graduate level student attending college within the United States, studying with the intent of creating positive, enduring change. The application asks students to submit a video response to the following questions:
This Scholarship is powered by The Giving Back Fund, an LA-based non-profit that facilitates charitable giving. More information on The Legacy Lab Foundation Scholarship and application requirements can be found here.
The deadline for submission is November 5th, 2021, and the chosen scholar will be identified on December 17th, 2021.