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The Endurance Scholarship

We provide financial support to Chicagoland students of color in their vocational, collegiate, and private elementary education to alleviate financial hardships.

Today's Balance
$585.83
Estimated Annual Budget
$4,415
Overall Goal
$6,600

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STARTING LINE

Contributions of $1- $100 made monthly!

Starts at$1 USD / month

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MILE 6

Contributions of $101 - $499 made yearly!

Starts at$101 USD / year

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MILE 22

Contributions of $500 - $2,000 made yearly!

Starts at$500 USD / year

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FINAL LAP

Contributions of $2,001 and up made yearly!

Starts at$2,001 USD / year

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Tom Kirn

$4,000 USD since Mar 2021

2
Incognito

$2,000 USD since Nov 2020

3
Neil & Nancy Quellhorst

$1,000 USD since Oct 2020

4
Sangram Sisodia

$1,000 USD since Nov 2020

5
Joshua Jackson

$600 USD since Dec 2020

6
Terrence Smith

$500 USD since Sep 2020

7
Debra Kerr

$500 USD since Oct 2020

8
Meredith George

$500 USD since Nov 2020

9
Chuck Gately

$499.99 USD since Oct 2020

10
Clay Monahan

$400 USD since Nov 2020

11
Aisha K Jackson

$145 USD since Oct 2020

12
Melissa Stanley

$120 USD since Nov 2020

13
Carolina M

$100 USD since Dec 2021

14
Joana Salievska

$100 USD since Feb 2022

15
Craig A.

$100 USD since Feb 2022

Organizations

1
Community Foundation Boulder County

$1,000 USD since Oct 2020

2
720 Films Inc.

$100 USD since Dec 2020

3
Open Collective

$50 USD since Nov 2020

The Endurance Scholarship is all of us

Our contributors 39

Thank you for supporting The Endurance Scholarship.

Tom Kirn

$4,000 USD

Incognito

$2,000 USD

Sangram Sisodia

$1,000 USD

Joshua Jackson

$600 USD

Debra Kerr

$500 USD

Chuck Gately

$500 USD

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Today’s balance

$585.83 USD

Total raised

$13,350.28 USD

Total disbursed

$12,764.45 USD

Estimated annual budget

$4,414.63 USD

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News from The Endurance Scholarship

Updates on our activities and progress.

VIDEO: Meet Recipient Onyx Montes!

We’re thrilled to share our very first profile piece featuring Cycle 1 Recipient, Onyx Montes! Watch below: https://youtu.be/0BTTkIPex58
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Published on April 11, 2022 by Sierra Jackson

FY21 Annual Report + Leadership Update

Hello! We are happy to announce we have reached our 1 year mark! Since our launch, we’ve awarded $7K to 10 Chicagoland students of color across private elementary and higher education. The growth of The Endurance Scholarship would have been...
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Published on October 18, 2021 by Sierra Jackson

Cycle 2 Scholarships Are Awarded!

Last week we awarded our Cycle 2 scholarships! Due to your contributions (both this year and last), we were able to award four $1,000 higher educational and two $500 private elementary school scholarships,...
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Published on July 3, 2021 by Jennifer Ortega

About


The Endurance Scholarship was founded in 2020 by Jenn Ortega and Sierra Jackson, two women of color from Chicago. The two graduated from Middlebury College in 2018, and understood firsthand the financial challenges that could come from pursuing an education. They created The Endurance Scholarship at the height of the global pandemic and racial uprisings to provide financial support to students of color from the Chicagoland area who may be experiencing social barriers as they pursue their education in spite of social circumstances.  It is The Endurance Scholarship’s hope to alleviate further stresses caused by financial hardships. 

As of today, The Endurance Scholarship has awarded over $7K to 10 Chicagoland students of color across two Cycles and has expanded to award Chicagoland private elementary school students of color in addition to those in higher education. 

Many people are unable to pursue their educational dreams because they cannot cover college deposit expenses, books, vocation certification fees and more. Furthermore, some people are unable to even access a higher education without a stable elementary one. While we are not able to cover full tuition expenses at this time, we hope our awards do provide some relief for students as they continue pushing towards their aspirations.


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