Young, Gifted, and Black --- but borrowing A LOT in student loans.
77% of black students borrow federal student loans (58.3% Latinx, 57.5% White, 47.3% Asian).
Colored Bird Institute aims to empower students of color to take ownership of their education through successfully obtaining merit-based scholarships. With $200,000 awarded in scholarships, three study abroad experiences (all in Germany), and a fully-funded Ph.D., my goal is to help you get a debt-free college education, and to teach you the unwritten rules of higher education for students of color.
Through 1:1 mentoring, master classes, and multi-part workshop series, the Institute creates a supportive community for students who have been historically underrepresented in scholarship applicant pools.