September 16, 2020 – Benjy Grinberg has founded a $1,000 scholarship with the goal of supporting one deserving college student in the 2021-22 academic year. Students currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as current high school seniors who have been accepted to an institution of higher learning, are eligible to be considered for the scholarship.
Grinberg understands that not all students have the means to turn their passion into a career. Frequently, artistic or musical pursuits have to be put aside in favor of career-focused majors and professional training programs. Grinberg believes that if students are given the opportunity to pursue their passions as a career, they will live even more fulfilled lives and give increasing amounts back to the community.
The economic reality is that some students have to forego their educational aspirations. Understanding the financial pressures on today’s students means that Grinberg wants to help them achieve their dreams.
Grinberg’s belief is that all students should be able to honor their passions while receiving an education. The scholarship application requires a 750-word essay on the topic “What is a passion or hobby of yours, and what role does it play in your educational journey?”
This essay will give students the opportunity to consider their motivations and what they want out of higher education. When students take the time to reflect on their experiences and articulate how they will incorporate their passion or hobby into their academic lives.
One of the key aspects of applying for external scholarships is reducing student debt. Grinberg knows the devastating effect that excess student debt can have on a student’s financial future. Every scholarship reduces debt and can have a beneficial effect that will last for many years.
The deadline for the scholarship application is May 31, 2021. The winner will have two weeks to respond, and if there is no contact, the scholarship will be awarded to someone else. Benjy Grinberg encourages all interested students to apply for the scholarship, no matter whether they are a high school senior, current undergraduate, or graduate student. Students at all different stages of their educational journey deserve to have some of their costs defrayed.