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Last Updated on April 22, 2024

A vibrant Sour Patch Kid in a marching band hat holding a drum with the text "MISCHIEF FOR CHANGE SCHOLARSHIP" over a splattered green and yellow background, symbolizing the partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Got Dreams? Let’s Make Them Happen!

Ever wondered how you can make your mark? The Mischief for Change Scholarship, powered by SOUR PATCH KIDS brand in collaboration with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), is not just about financial aid; it’s about empowering you to light up the world with your ideas and actions.

Ten lucky scholars will get the chance to snag a scholarship worth up to $16,400—that’s $8,200 each semester for the 2024-2025 school year. Use it to cover those essential costs like tuition and fees and focus more on your studies and less on the bills!

“We are inspired by trailblazing students who embody the Sour Patch Kids brand’s loveably mischievous spirit to spark dialogue, challenge perceptions and create a meaningful difference on their way to making history,” states Jenna Carls, Senior Brand Manager at Mondelēz International. This scholarship celebrates students who are ready to challenge the norm and transform the world, embodying the loveably mischievous spirit of SOUR PATCH KIDS.

Who’s It For? Breaking Down Mischief for Change Scholarship

Calling all HBCU innovators, creators, and leaders! Whether you’re an activist, a tech whiz, or a future policy maker, if you’ve got a vision, this scholarship can help bring it to life. Here’s the scoop on eligibility:

  • Be a current undergraduate at any of the TMCF member schools.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Have your FAFSA for 2024-2025 in check.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or the appropriate residency documentation.

Ready to step up? How to Claim Your Spot

Applying is straightforward—head over to the TMCF website, fill out your application, and make sure you let your true self shine through. Remember, the deadline is May 17, 2024, at 11:59 PM EST. This is your moment!

Success Speaks: Voices of Change

Hear from past champions like Esante-Joy McIntyre from North Carolina A&T State University: “The funds have helped me pursue my education wholeheartedly, attend professional conferences, pitch competitions, and networking events that have allowed me to further advance my career with opportunities.”

Joslyn Forney from North Carolina Central University adds, “The funds allowed me to experience college to the fullest…I am also able to get involved with volunteering for the community and helping others.”

Nyasia Jackson from Winston-Salem State University shares, “I have worked hard to get this far academically, especially as a first-generation college student. The funds helped allow me to finish my undergrad college experience without as many financial burdens.”

Achievements Unlocked: Celebrating Impact

Since its inception, the Mischief for Change Scholarship has supported 31 students across various HBCU Colleges, committing over $1 million in aid over five years. The scholarship has not only funded education but also facilitated leadership development and community engagement, empowering students to become pillars of change.

Take the Leap: Why You Should Apply Now

Step into your future now! This is more than a scholarship—it’s a movement. Join a vibrant community of trailblazers and start making history. With financial support and a network of leaders behind you, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

Wrapping It Up: The Power of Education

Education is your superpower for making a difference. With the Mischief for Change Scholarship, “…we are providing access to opportunities and pathways to economic mobility for HBCU students.” emphasizes Dr. Harry Williams, CEO & President of TMCF.

Ready to start your legacy? Apply today and be the change you wish to see!

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