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Diversity in Action Scholarship

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Diversity in Action Schoalrship Terms and Conditions



The Diversity in Action Scholarship is designed to help students with backgrounds in communities that have historically faced systemic inequity To overcome the barriers facing their academic progress in pursuit of the knowledge and skills relevant to addressing the challenges facing their communities.



To be eligible for the Diversity in Action Scholarship, an individual must meet several eligibility criteria outlined below:


  1. Student belongs to a disadvantaged community such as, but not limited to, a minority racial, ethnic, gender, religious, and neurodiversity group.

  2. Student is demonstrably active in their community as a community advocate and stakeholder.

  3. Student plans on pursuing an education in pursuit of community advocacy and service.

    1. The Student is not required to select a degree or course of education focused on community service, and can pursue any degree they desire. The education overall must be in furtherance of the Students activism goals.

  4. Student meets a 3.0 GPA (or equivalent) minimum and can present satisfactory evidence of this prior to acceptance of the Scholarship.

  5. Student is planning to, or is currently pursuing, a degree at an accredited degree granting institution.

  6. Student submits a persuasive essay in support of their selection as the Scholarship awardee.

    1. The essay must be 500 words at minimum, and there is no maximum. It is recommended to be concise, though creativity is always welcome.

    2. In substitution of a written essay, the student may submit a video, presentation, or other multimedia content which explains the student’s position.

    3. Students may submit additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation, press coverage of their projects, or other documentation

  7. Student is not an immediate family member of a Director or Officer of the Tangency Foundation

    1. Immediate Family includes:

      1. Parents

      2. Children

      3. Spouses

      4. Siblings



  1. Selection Committee

    1. The selection committee will consist of three directors of the Tangency Foundation who will be responsible for the legal and ethical execution of the scholarship program. 

  2. Selection of Finalists

    1. The selection committee will select the top three candidates (“Finalists”) which will then go on to compete for the scholarship.

    2. The Finalists will record and publish to social media a video outlining the following:

      1. Their contributions to the community

      2. The Scholarship

      3. The (2) hashtag’s #ActivistHQ” and “#DiversityInAction” in the caption

  3. Selection of Awardee

    1. The Awardee will be selected based on the following factors, though not equally weighted, and at the discretion of the selection committee in accordance with all laws governing such a selection process by a 501(c)3 organization:

      1. Likelihood of Finalist completing their educational program.

      2. Expected value provided to their community by the Finalist.

      3. Demonstrated ability to advocate for others by engaging the public or relevant parties.


Terms of the Award Payment

  1. The Scholarship will be a one-time payment made payable to, and provided directly to, the financial department (or equivalent) of the Awardee’s educational institution.

  2. The Scholarship will be an Award Payment of $1,000, unless otherwise specified prior to the selection of Finalists.

  3. The Scholarship will not need to be paid back so long as the Awardee maintains satisfactory progress towards their degree, or completes it.

    1. If the Awardee does not complete their degree program within five (5) years of the award being granted, they will be expected to return the award.

      1. In this case, the Awardee may submit a request for an amendment of the scholarship agreement, which may be approved at the discretion of the Tangency Foundation, and would include the development of a resolution acceptable to both parties with the intention of minimizing the stress and strain on the Awardee’s career so that their efforts can be focused on the community.

  4. The Award Payment is categorized as tax-free income under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code.

The Scholarship

  1. The deadline for the submission of a valid application each year is June 15.

  2. Finalists will be notified by August 1 of the same year.

  3. The Awardee will be selected and notified by August 14 of the same year.

  4. The Award Payment will be made as early as practical the same year, or the Awardee may request to have the Scholarship deferred until the start of their program.

  5. Submission by the Student of an application for the Scholarship serves as consent for the licensing of any published media by the Student to the Tangency Foundation, granting the organization the rights to save, use, and modify any of the published material without paying any additional fees.


1. Read the above terms and conditions for the scholarship.

2. Submit the information below.

3. Wait to hear back from us, typically within 24-48 hours!

Scholarship Application Form

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