Riding Forward Scholarship

$5,000

February 28, 2021

Awards Available: 30

  • Scholarship Description
  • Your story will inspire the future. Tell us about an African-American who inspired you and you could earn a $5,000 or $3,500 college scholarship in celebration of Black History Month and those who have inspired the next generation to make history. Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the coming academic school year. Regions will also award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the coming academic school year. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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Jada F.  on 9/13/2020 11:14:17 AM

This would help with the financial needs for me to further my education without going into debt with a lot of student loans. This would also ease the burden and the worries of my mother om how it's going to get done.

Hannah Boren  on 9/10/2020 12:58:03 AM

I am applying because I am a young mother who would love to further my education, I am starting school soon, and am going into the medical field. I am going to be a Surgical Technologist, also widely know as a scrub nurse, and from there I might go even further when I have saved the money and get my Doctorate!

Victor Adomako  on 9/8/2020 5:41:39 PM

To gain a finical boost to pay for my college tuition so my parents won's have to break there pockets to pay for me.

Shantae W  on 8/10/2020 6:30:45 PM

Inspired by some great African American who have greatly impacted my life has given me an optimistic .I have dedicated last few years of working hard to achieve my goals BSN .Now currently in college its difficult financially but my aim is to help others and I will press on. I have faced many challenges ranging from a bad accident. Devastating of hurricane micheal which was a major set back in my life.Through it all I remain optimist wining this competition will certainly be rewarding as it will be put to good use.I believe in embarking on a brighter tomorrow and I truly believe you have set the platform so individuals like myself can have a brilliant future.

Katherine F.  on 8/7/2020 4:32:30 PM

I applied for this scholarship because of my desire to improve my education. As a senior in high school, the world is my oyster and I have to make it my own. By applying for this essay and potentially earning the money, I will be furthering my education at, hopefully, the college of my dreams.

Tiana S.  on 7/30/2020 5:23:27 PM

I would like to apply for this scholarship because it would help me with financial problems at home that my mother and I wouldn't be able to provide by our selves. My mother was recently disabled and doesn't have a job anymore and wont have one anytime soon. thins scholarship would help a lot with our financial situation.

Emya P  on 7/16/2020 11:01:18 AM

I applied for this scholarship because as a young black woman I aspire to be successful & inspire others. I want to pursue my career as a RN because there need to be more black nurses & doctors in the medical field it’s time for a change & for our culture to rise together & help one another to all be successful & good leaders.

Jah'Zaria Michael  on 7/2/2020 9:50:09 AM

Hi. I'm applying for this scholarship to not only have a step closer to getting into college without the financial struggle but to also share the importance of African American importance to this society.

Reina Samaro  on 6/17/2020 10:29:39 PM

Hi, I will be attending Huntington University this fall semester as a freshman also ill be studying film production and broadcasting. In my book the most influential African-American woman to grace this life is nonother than the mother of black Hollywood Jenifer Lewis!! this woman has got to be my spirit animal she is the definition of the metoo movement I mean come on from broadway to movie to the author and amazing singer not only does her story impact my life personally I mean she gives me so much hope and confidence. she writes in her late memoir about her journey from college and the many stages of life she grew through also she speaks of an abusive relationship and how she came out on top but not unscathed, she pulled even harder on my heartstrings with the time she almost got raped and how she talked her self out of it and it was the greatest performance of her life you'd think she was Sage Narada saving Valmiki the highwayman from committing another sin. (if you're not familiar that's a short story in the yoga sutras of Patanjali sutra 41) then she fully had my heart when she brought up mental illness and no not the kind you get thrown into a psych ward for the kind all of us have you know the hustle and bustle of everyday life stress that wears on you or childhood traumas even adult trauma the regrets the depression the self-loathing I mean you can name a few I'm sure, but the beauty of growing through what you go through is having the will power to climb that mountain and except your life for what it is and share your story because believe it or not the history of the world is violent we all have a story and we all are hurt but the difference between being an overcomer and just being a hurt person who hurts is allowing God into your life. Jenifer Lewis taught me that through her platform she changed my whole perspective on life I am 25 years old and ill tell you what backing down is not an option any longer.

Ernysia Robinson  on 6/17/2020 4:17:23 PM

I am applying for this scholarship in hopes that I will have the chance in an advancement in my academic career. Receiving this scholarship will only aid me to become a better person and student. Years from now, I hope to be a successful Cardiothoracic Surgeon, to help save lives of those who are in need. Becoming successful would especially help me financially, so if I were to be granted this scholarship, I will help bless others as well.

Mikayla K.  on 6/5/2020 11:13:40 AM

I applied to this scholarship so it can help me with undergraduate and law school fees so I can become a military lawyer (or J.A.G.). If I get this scholarship, it'll allow me to pursue my career of keeping the military in check and making sure that soldiers aren't tarnishing what it really means to be called a United States Soldier.

Emily F.  on 6/4/2020 9:11:28 PM

I applied for this scholarship because I am a strong individual who wants to make an impact on the world, whether it's writing about my role model or an influencer.

Gerald W  on 5/31/2020 2:56:02 PM

I'm applying for this Scholarship for Computer Sciences. There is not enough African-American man going into this field. My plan is to get this Degree and help the young people that are in Middle school and early stages of high school about the future of technology.

Shirley B  on 5/30/2020 10:43:10 AM

I am applying for this scholarship to be able to finish my last year studying as a Finance major. I am a single mom of three young children whom I adopted. I want to be an example of an achiever for them and to be able to make a difference for them.

Kayla Howard  on 5/29/2020 12:19:21 PM

I am applying for the scholarship because I aspire to become a nurse. My goal to pursue my MSN and go into a doctorate program. I am an African-American female. My mother is a single low income parent and I have seen her struggles. My focus is give back to the community to promote healthy practices in our society as a whole. I have a desire to work with young children. The African American icon that comes to my mind is Maya Angelou. She instilled such hope and promise in which she was forced to overcome her own obstacles while living in poverty. Dr. Angelou practiced and self-love and overcame abuse. Her light is still burning upon in her memory. Her inspirational writings of motivation and poetry serves as a road map of hope and victory.

Cassandra R  on 4/22/2020 1:27:37 PM

I am choosing to apply for this due to the fact that it will allow me to express myself more.

Nuam L  on 3/20/2020 12:31:03 AM

I applied for this scholarship because of the necessity in order to pursue my version of the “American Dream”. To be able to become a BSN Nurse so I can help my people back at home (Myanmar) and other people in need.

cierra m  on 3/6/2020 9:08:38 PM

I applied for this scholarship because i feel that it would help me better my career path to become a nurse practitioner.

Christopher B  on 2/25/2020 3:53:20 PM

Yes I applied for this scholarship because I am a young African American male and I want to make a difference in our society and become another statistic. This scholarship will definitely help my college tuition. Thank you for considering my application

Gabriel B  on 2/24/2020 10:24:35 PM

I applied for this scholarship because it was a great opportunity to express how strong of an impact someone special has had in my life.

Harshdeep J  on 2/24/2020 1:08:13 PM

Yes, I did apply for this scholarship. In order to achieve my definition of the American Dream, I need to study well. For the sole purpose of my studies, I need this scholarship to fulfill my financial needs. I would be very grateful.

josh h  on 2/24/2020 11:31:41 AM

I have good gpa.

Sophia L  on 2/24/2020 11:18:22 AM

I have applied for this Scholarship because I have a dream to become Nurse,a Businesswomen ,to help others in the future,when they needs,as a African American immigrant,who suffer a lot of ethnic discrimination,I want to prove them wrong,that black women can to things straight like Dr.Mather Luther King. #blackempower

Eyshala J  on 2/24/2020 10:20:19 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I want to be successful in life and this will help me with my future and I will be be greatly appreciative about it and use it for good.

Oluwatomisin M  on 2/23/2020 1:52:21 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I look forward to obtaining a higher education as a building block for my desired future career. It is no news that college can be very expensive, therefore I do not want to burden my widowed father with outstanding debts. I would appreciate any form of financial assistance.

Yesakor M  on 2/23/2020 12:28:38 AM

I hope I win this scholarship so it can help me reach my goals to becoming a doctor. I have to start in college and this scholarship helps me.

Sawyer L  on 2/22/2020 11:37:59 AM

I applied for this scholarship because I’m a highschool junior trying to prepare for college and it’s expenses. This would help my mother with college bills. I am looking to go to school for engineering and I know it’s not easy or cheap.

Ericka H  on 2/20/2020 10:51:38 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because it will help me reach my goal. It will help me pursue a career in teaching. This scholarship would allow me to go to college and explore my dreams and inspire young children to go to school. I’m looking forward to pursuing my dream

Arial K  on 2/19/2020 6:14:55 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am high school senior struggling to figure out how I am going to pay college. My mother is a single parent and has been for as long as I’ve been alive. She is also putting herself through school and with the addition of my College tuition and other fees, it’s a lot for her. I would really like to win so help release some of the stress that my mom already carries. Thank you!

Kyson C  on 2/19/2020 9:53:03 AM

I am applying for a scholarship because I made the decision that I would like to continue my education in college. This scholarship would help to ease the financial burden on my mother who has raised me to be great young men. My father is incarcerated and can not help her out with school. I am a football player and will be playing football at my school but merit scholarships only cover so much. I would appreciate any financial assistance.

Quintina R  on 2/18/2020 4:23:22 PM

I am applying for this scholarship to complete my degree this year. I have exhausted all my funds for this degree. I will only need assist for four credits to complete my degree in Computer Science. It means a lot to me because I have children that are depending on my to finish my degree this year. Please see if you are able to grant me any assistance. Thank you.

Myles F  on 2/18/2020 1:13:48 PM

I am applying for a scholarship because I made the decision to continue my education in my home state of Texas and I am trying to ease the financial burden on my parents. I am a football player and will be playing football at my school but merit scholarships only cover so much. I would appreciate any financial assistance.

Sequoia H  on 2/18/2020 9:47:09 AM

I'm applying for this scholarships because it will help me forward my education. This scholarship will help my achieve my goals in life.

Samantha R  on 2/17/2020 11:57:04 PM

I’m applying to this scholarship because I want to purse my bachelors in sonography & im a single mother to two kids and this would help me out tremdously to continue my education!

kayla f  on 2/17/2020 6:24:13 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because it will help me reach my goal. It will help me pursue a career in teaching. This scholarship would allow me to go to college and explore my dreams and inspire young children to go to school.

Keonna R  on 2/17/2020 6:14:59 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because it would help me start my education process to become an Industrial Technology Technician.

Ke'Larria C  on 2/17/2020 10:29:00 AM

I am applying to this scholarship because it would help me to forward my education. I would highly appreciate it if i got this scholarship because i will another step closer to getting my degree.

Tyekhia T  on 2/14/2020 11:14:25 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because it would help me out a lot with getting my degree in the nursing program, and winning this scholarship would help my mom and me with paying for my college education.

Mahogani J  on 2/13/2020 2:20:47 PM

I would highly appreciate getting this scholarship because it will help me achieve my goal of going to college and becoming a lawyer. This scholarship will help me accomplish my dreams and further my education. I believe that I would be a great fit for this scholarship because I won’t let the money go to waste. Not only do I attend school and get good grades, I also work and play basketball for my school. This scholarship will be very much appreciated if I were to get it.

Blair A  on 2/11/2020 6:49:54 PM

I would love to receive this scholarship to help my goal of graduating with a business administration degree so my partner and I can peruse our goal of creating a mental health clinic to service the lgbt community in Dallas TX.

Kaylah M  on 2/10/2020 8:47:13 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I would like to help my mom out and not leave everything up to her. It would be great if I won this scholarship and got the chance to branch out, and study my intended major that is not available everyday, which is forensic science.

Tristin M  on 2/10/2020 1:06:52 PM

I would like to receive this scholarship because I believe that I have the capabilities to change the outlook on someone like me. Having a parent that gave birth to me at age 13 and being doubted all my life I would love to prove the doubters wrong and be great not as in short term greatness but long term greatness. My passion is cooking and I want to attend the premier culinary colleges to better my craft and to pursue my craft.

danielle p  on 2/10/2020 12:08:16 PM

The reason I am applying for this scholarship is to help provide for my education to be a pharmacist which involves a lot of schooling. Nothing will stop me from succeeding in my career and I am willing to do anything help my parents pay for my education.

Hannah B  on 2/9/2020 12:51:15 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I want to better my education and to make an impact on someone’s life and also mine. My major is nursing because I like taking care of people, and I’ve always wanted to be one and I will do whatever it takes to pursue my career choice.

Elaina M  on 2/7/2020 6:35:02 PM

I applied to this scholarship to impact the world. I am currently attending college but the expenses and living are getting to be a lot to juggle. I am currently studying Wildlife Preservation and Environmental Studies in hopes of helping the world be a healthier place to live in for our children and their children.

Trenice L  on 2/7/2020 11:00:10 AM

I applied because I want to further my education and use the money to help pay for the very expensive tuition. I am financially unstable to fully pay for the school and hoping the scholarship would help me financially achieve a goal of mine to reach an even bigger goal for the future , hopefully I win this scholarship to help me pay for some of the book and laptop I will need for college.

Kylee F  on 2/6/2020 11:16:54 AM

I will be applying for this scholarship. I definitely have an Africian-American who inspired me and I am grateful to have had in my High School life. I'm going into Nursing School and hope to have a bright future and career in the medical field.

Joshua L  on 2/5/2020 9:45:01 PM

I will be applying for this scholarship. It is my desire to impact my community by educating myself and giving back. I need this funds to cover tuition and room /board.

Lakersha G  on 2/5/2020 8:59:09 PM

I applied for this scholarship because i am in school and trying to pay for my classes and books for school and to buy a laptop of my own. they offer tablets but just in case it crash or anything, i will have back up plans. Im going for Medical Assistant and i love helping and giving love and care out. its in my heart and it grows every single day. I plan to have a job along as a career in doing so.

Jasmine S  on 2/5/2020 6:53:44 PM

This was one of the best scholarships that I applied for. I think it has a vey important message and Im happy that I got to apply for it! I applied because I want to further my education and use the money to help pay for the very expensive tuition. I would greatly appreciate it if I were to win!

Shaquoria m  on 2/5/2020 1:00:03 PM

I have applied and I would greatly appreciate it if I were to be awarded this scholarship. I believe that I deserve this scholarship because I plan on furthering my education after high school. Not only will the money from the scholarship pay for my tuition, books, and housing; but with the help of the Riding Forward Scholarship, I will be able to graduate college and put back into my community.

Daniella J  on 2/4/2020 6:29:57 PM

I applied to this scholarship because I want to further my education, I want to go to college. Without financial help my hopes of attending college get slimmer and I am not someone that gives up easily, I want to shine, I want to make my family proud and I want to be proud of myself. I want to be someone and make a difference.

tonatiuh s  on 2/4/2020 11:43:40 AM

I applied to this scholarships because Iwant to advance my education and have a wonderful bright future.

Llunden W  on 2/4/2020 8:50:37 AM

I am applying for this scholarship to hopefully earn some money to attend the school that I got accepted to even though I am financially unstable to fully pay for the school and hoping the scholarship would help me financially achieve a goal of mine to reach an even bigger goal for the future

Kevin P  on 2/3/2020 7:40:00 PM

I applied for this scholarship in hopes of furthering my education and brightening my future.

Joshua H  on 2/3/2020 3:36:16 PM

I am applying to get some financial help and pay for housing and something to get around campus in because I have cerebral palsy

Kyra W.  on 2/1/2020 6:59:27 PM

I am applying to this scholarship to hopefully get some financial help to attend college, especially with having a single parent family with low income.

chibalonza b  on 1/31/2020 8:52:03 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I want to continue with my education.My father died years ago ,and my mother is unable to work because she has been lately.That why I need this scholarship because I have no one to pay for my college. It will able to help me to become successfully and help other who are in-needs.

Tyler A Thomas  on 1/31/2020 1:48:58 PM

This scholarship would help me financially and my mom who has MS. This will provide for me in college and help pay for books.

Tanna W  on 1/30/2020 8:44:00 PM

This scholarship would financially help me and my mom. I have divorced parents and I live with my mom. She has a very low income and just had stopped paying for my sister's college in December of 2019. I would absolutely love to be awarded this scholarship because it will help me be allowed to become the nurse I have always wanted to be. I do not want to have to take out loans just to go through college because of my mother and I's financial situation. I am striving to be an independent woman and with this scholarship that will make this possible.

Yasmine p  on 1/30/2020 9:23:04 AM

I’m applying for this scholarship because I’m desperate to get a college education. My whole family is depending on me to graduate and succeed but that’s very difficult when funds are low. I don’t even have money for books so I need any scholarship I can get to help me get My degree.

Madison S  on 1/30/2020 8:58:26 AM

I would like to apply for this scholarship because I will not receive any financial aid in college and I do not want my parents spending all their money to help me with my life. I want to be an independent woman and earn money for college.

Megan Clack  on 1/29/2020 7:56:44 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I want to move forward in my future. I want to be able to have the opportunity to attend college and major in the career. Having divorced parents can be really hard especially when it comes to financial problems. By applying for this scholarship this could help me get to where I want to be. Being a successful black women when I grow is all I want in life. I learned that growing up as an African American is pretty hard, especially when it comes to education.

Joseph S  on 1/28/2020 5:55:51 PM

Good Evening I am applying for this scholarship because I want to achieve a B.A of Biblical and Theological Studies so I can be one step closer on going back in the Military to become a Navy Chaplain. Thank you for this opportunity to post a comment and thank you for reading this. Blessings,

Jayla S  on 1/28/2020 11:58:49 AM

I am applying to this scholarship because i know what i, able to do in the future i want expire the the world and show them that even though u from a small town u can make it out and do something great and Big . I am apart my high school band call the band of blue in selma Alabama Our band Director always says excuse is accuse for nothing

Youvemiah G  on 1/27/2020 8:29:20 AM

As a black woman, I know what it means to have better Education. I am currently working on my Doctorate and I would love to be considered for this scholarship. As tough as it is, I am determined to graduate and Inspire others. I have a fulltime job, two little girls to raise and full-time studies that keep me grounded.

Josetta A  on 1/27/2020 8:08:19 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I believe it can change my life and help me pursue my career in the psychology department.

Zierion W  on 1/26/2020 11:33:14 PM

I'm applying for this scholarship because i'm transferring to a university and need to pay for my summer classes.

Sarah C  on 1/24/2020 5:11:03 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because i feel like there are african american people that has inspired me and changed the world. I am perusing a degree as a teacher to also inspire children. In order to do this I need the funding. Please consider me .... thank you! Sarah C

Sarah C  on 1/24/2020 5:11:02 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because i feel like there are african american people that has inspired me and changed the world. I am perusing a degree as a teacher to also inspire children. In order to do this I need the funding. Please consider me .... thank you! Sarah C

Keithen G  on 1/23/2020 10:30:26 PM

I needed to apply for the scholarship so that I can pay for tuition. I am currently homeless, but living in a transitional housing facility and enrolled in school with a 4.0 GPA. It will relieve a lot of financial pressure.

gabriel h  on 1/22/2020 12:09:40 PM

I'm applying for this scholarship so that I can pay for my bed and room, books and the other necessities I need.

Arlisa H  on 1/22/2020 10:43:21 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am a single Mom with two children. While I do receive financial aide there's a class I am required to take before I can even apply to the nursing program that financial aide will not cover. This scholarship will help me pay for that class so I can proceed with my schooling in a timely manner to be able to provide a better life for my kids. Thank You

Robyn L  on 1/22/2020 10:09:24 AM

I am applying for this scholarship because my family doesn't have enough money to put me through college without being in debt. I wouldn't like to put such a burden on my mom who adopted 9 kids including me. I just want the best education without getting too deep in debt.

Andrew C  on 1/21/2020 9:54:33 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I will be a student athlete and won't be able to work a job while attending school. I could use the money to help pay for college so I will not have such a large student debt when I graduate. Thank you!

Clarissa B  on 1/21/2020 4:10:43 PM

I would love to be considered for this scholarship because I don't qualify for financial aid and with out this money I won't be able to apply for the classes I need. I know that this money will cover some of my schooling and would greatly appreciate it.

Jaena S  on 1/20/2020 1:51:14 PM

I’m applying for this scholarship because the school I want to attend isn’t giving me much money and without money I won’t be able to attend

Trenton Monday  on 1/18/2020 8:30:45 AM

Im in need of scholarships because I don't have any money and I don't qualify for Finical aid so that's why i'm trying to gather as much scholarships as I can. Thanks

Hanna H  on 1/16/2020 2:01:32 PM

I am applying for this scholarship because I am in great need of financial support because I am dependent on scholarships to pay for school.

Shalewa O  on 1/14/2020 11:42:54 AM

I am in need of this scholarship because i have no fiancial aid(FAFSA), im an undocumented student in need of money and im trying so hard to get as much money i can gather for college. thanks.

jayla l  on 1/14/2020 7:35:55 AM

yes .i am applying for this scholarship because i feel like there are a lot of african american people that has inspire me and i'm proud to be a african american because i want use to keep in proven and get a step ahead in life

Damoni S  on 1/7/2020 9:04:29 PM

Yes. I am applying for this scholarship because I am in need of financial assistance.

anthony r  on 2/25/2016 10:35:07 AM

im going to get an car while im am at bethuene cookman university

Jessica H  on 2/9/2016 3:37:36 PM

EXCITED about this scholarship! I have several African Americans I respect and admire and have given me inspiration that come to mind immediately but I realize I am going to have to narrow to just one. My dad just signed me up to bank with Regions here in TN and they are the nicest people I have ever met. Looking forward to writing an essay for you! Jessica Herrell

sanyerys d  on 1/26/2016 11:18:08 PM

I cannot apply only because I'm not resident of none of the required states ..

Karlinton S  on 1/25/2016 12:45:11 AM

Yes. I am applying for this scholarship because I am in financial difficulties and need to buy book and daily expenses including lunch.

Leigh M  on 1/23/2016 7:01:36 PM

In my profile I am white

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