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Empower Scholarships

" The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. "     ~ ARISTOTLE

We owe so many of our successes to the handful of individuals who have empowered us to do big things. Together as a community we can overcome exponentially larger challenges and achieve far greater successes than if we were to take them on by our own. Organic Life Start wants to hear your stories of inspiration about someone who has empowered and motivated you to reach new limits.

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    • 2 Awards Per Scholarship
    • We grant 2 scholarships per year and accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply for the Organic Life Start scholarship today.
    • Fall Semester Scholarship

      Important Timelines
    • Applications Close: Jun. 30
    • Winners Announced: Jul. 31
    • Scholarship Amount: $500
    • Spring Semester Scholarship

      Important Timelines
    • Applications Close: Dec. 31
    • Winners Announced: Jan. 31
    • Scholarship Amount: $500

Scholarship Eligibility

In order to be eligible for any Organic Life Start Scholarship, please be sure you meet the following criteria:

  • The scholarship is only open to US citizens or permanent legal residents.
  • Scholarship applicants must either be in their final year of high school, or must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a US-based higher education institution.
  • All applications must include a minimum 1 paragraph response to the scholarship prompt question.
  • All education backgrounds will be considered.

Apply For The Organic Life Start Scholarship

Our most recent Empower Scholarship application and its full application prompt can be found here.

Scholarship FAQ

What is the Organic Life Start Empower Scholarship?

Organic Life Start creates several scholarships per year. These scholarships are aimed to help anyone who is a high school senior or older, and are meant to help with expenses related to ongoing education. Each Empower Scholarship is on a different topic which is found on the relevant scholarship page, and the requirement for entry involves a thoughtful answer to the specific question asked within that Empower Scholarship. Empower Scholarships are launched throughout the year on various topics, so be sure to come back often and see which new scholarships have recently been launched by Organic Life Start.

For how much is each Empower Scholarship?

Organic Life Start Empower Scholarships are in the amount of $500, which will be awarded directly to the applicant, or in the case that the applicant is under 18 years of age the amount will be awarded to the applicants legal guardian. The $500 scholarship is intended for use on any education related expenses that are necessary for you.

When are scholarship applications due?

Each Empower Scholarship has two yearly deadlines, depending on which semester scholarship you are applying for. Fall semester scholarship applications are due by June 30th and spring semester scholarship applications are due by December 31st.

How are applications verified?

Scholarship applications need to be written in your own words. Any applications that are plagiarized will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will need to provide a college transcript as proof of enrollment (for undergraduate and graduate applicants), or proof of college acceptance (for high school seniors).

How is applicant information used?

We only use the information provided in your application to get in contact in the event that you are a scholarship recipient finalist. If you are selected as an Empower Scholarship winner, we will ask to publish your story on our site so that we can continue to inspire others with similar stories. To make sure we've gotten all your details right, any content related to your story will first be shared with you for approval before being published on our site. By submitting an application you agree to be featured on our site if you are selected as a scholarship winner.

How will winners be notified?

Organic Life Start will reach out to the winner within 2 weeks before the winners are announced. During this time we will conduct an interview so that we can hear more about your specific story. Winners will be notified by email at the address from which the email application was originally received.

Where can I find out who won the scholarship?

All scholarship winners will be posted live on this page after they are notified in person. Be sure to check back regularly for new scholarship opportunities which become live throughout the year.

Empower Scholarship Application

Prompt:Share the story of one of the most inspiring and empowering individuals in your life. In what way did they empower you, and how did this empowerment unlock something special in you?

There is no length requirement, but please respond in at least a paragraph to share your story.

Your application has been submitted! We'll be reaching out to finalists in the weeks ahead.