The Endurance Scholarship

We provide financial support to Chicago students of color experiencing barriers in their vocational or collegiate education to alleviate financial hardships.

Overall Goal
$2,000
Today's Balance
$6,885.15
Estimated Annual Budget
$7,085

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+ 23

25 individuals and 2 organizations have contributed

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$5 USD / month

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sponsor

Become a sponsor for $100.00 per month and help us sustain our activities!

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$100 USD / month

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$2k USD since Nov 2020

2
Neil & Nancy Quellhorst

$1k USD since Oct 2020

3
Sangram Sisodia

$1k USD since Nov 2020

4
Terrence Smith

$500 USD since Sep 2020

5
Debra Kerr

$500 USD since Oct 2020

6
Meredith George

$500 USD since Nov 2020

7
Chuck Gately

$250 USD since Oct 2020

8
Clay Monahan

$150 USD since Nov 2020

9
Aisha K Jackson

$145 USD since Oct 2020

10
Melissa Stanley

$120 USD since Nov 2020

11
Mez Baker-Médard

$50 USD since Sep 2020

12
Dale Asis

$50 USD since Sep 2020

13
Michael D. Rodriguez

$50 USD since Oct 2020

14
Incognito

$50 USD since Oct 2020

15
Jason Kruse

$50 USD since Nov 2020

Organizations

2
Open Collective Inc

$50 USD since Nov 2020

What's new with The Endurance Scholarship

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

Donation Update

Good afternoon, We wanted to inform you that from now until the end of November 100% of host fees are eliminated when you donate to The Endurance Scholarship. With care, Sierra + Jennifer
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Published on November 11, 2020 by Jennifer Ortega

Scholarship Expansion

Hello! We want to inform you that based on the recent influx of donations, we are now expanding the number of awards we are granting this application cycle to four $500 scholarships instead of two. We want to give a huge th...
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Published on November 6, 2020 by Jennifer Ortega

Much Gratitude

Just two days ago, we sent an update thanking all of our contributors for getting us to over 50% of our goal. We now write to you to continue thanking you for your support as we are less than $3 from our $1k goal!!!!!! This...
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Published on October 1, 2020 by Jennifer Ortega

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to The Endurance Scholarship

from Guest12/2/2020

+$20.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to The Endurance Scholarship

from Sangram Sisodia11/25/2020

+$1,000.00USD
Completed

Financial contribution to The Endurance Scholarship

from Leonardo Kewitz using a Gift card from Open Collective Inc11/12/2020

+$50.00USD
Completed

Today’s balance

$6,885.15 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $7,085.40 USD

The Endurance Scholarship is all of us

Our contributors 29

Everyone who has supported The Endurance Scholarship. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,000 USD

Community Fou...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Neil & Nancy ...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Sangram Sisodia
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$1,000 USD

Terrence Smith
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Debra Kerr
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Meredith George
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$500 USD

Chuck Gately
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$250 USD

Clay Monahan
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$150 USD

Aisha K Jackson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$145 USD

About

 We are, Jenn Ortega and Sierra Jackson, two women of color from Chicago. We both graduated from Middlebury College in 2018.  With The Endurance Scholarship, we provide financial support to students of color from the Chicagoland area who may be experiencing social barriers and are beginning their vocational or collegiate education. Our hope is to alleviate further stresses caused by financial hardships. In addition to this work, Jenn is also a program coordinator at Summer Search, a youth mentoring organization, and Sierra is an independent filmmaker and producer.

Many people are not able to pursue their dreams because they cannot cover college deposit costs, books, vocation certification fees- the list goes on. Although we are not able to cover full tuition expenses at this time, we hope the amount we can award can provide some relief to cover expenses for students to continue pushing towards their aspirations.

We aim to award four $500 scholarships to youth this application cycle. Applications open now! Deadline: December 1, 2020 @ 11:59pm CT.