Equitable Foundation, through its Equitable Excellence program, is dedicated to recognizing students who demonstrate courage, strength, and wisdom in pursuing their ambitions. This initiative aligns with Equitable's mission to aid people in achieving financial security and facing the future confidently.
- Equitable offers 100 annual scholarships of $5,000, renewable each academic year for four years, totaling $20,000 per recipient.
- Additionally, 100 one-time scholarships of $2,500 are awarded to assist with immediate educational expenses.
- Each scholarship recipient's high school receives a $500 grant.
- Recipients also nominate a public school teacher who has significantly impacted them for a $500 DonorsChoose gift card.
- Beyond financial support, Equitable provides development opportunities and engagement programs, including mentoring, networking, and skill-building with Equitable’s workforce and executive leadership.
- Applicants must be current high school seniors planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the U.S. for the entire upcoming academic year.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident residing in the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
- Willingness to provide a release for publicizing their achievements and information, including photographs, for Program promotion.
- Graduating high school seniors can apply in the fall by submitting an essay demonstrating their courage, strength in overcoming challenges, and wisdom in sharing their experiences.
- A current, complete transcript of grades. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
The Equitable Excellence Award is a commitment to students with potential - those who pursue possibilities, show resilience in the face of challenges, and impart wisdom to others. This enhanced scholarship program not only offers financial support but also paves pathways to opportunities for aspiring college students.