The Roadside Scholar is announcing the creation of a scholarship program for young adults interested in building wealth through investments.
Learning about the benefits of investing is worthless if individuals do not have the start-up cash for an account. People of means can usually get a gift or a loan from a parent, grandparent or friend. Folks of more limited resources have a significantly harder time getting started. The prospect of opening an account is intimidating in the best of circumstances. Add to the fear factor worries about finding the money and the task becomes nearly impossible.
The Roadside Scholar is committed to creating equal opportunity to motivated young adults all along the economic spectrum.
The Roadside Scholar Fund (the “Fund”), a 501(c)3 corporation, was formed in 2020 to create opportunity. The Fund will provide cash grants to young adults interested in getting started. A portion of all revenues from the activities of The Roadside Scholar will be contributed to the Fund, as well as any donations received.
At present, we are accepting applications for two $1,000 grants.
It is important to note that the scholarships are for individuals who do not have access to funds from their immediate network.
Scholarship recipients must...
be at least 18 years of age
agree to use the funds to open an investment account
The application window will open December 7, 2020 and run through January 31, 2021. Go to www.theroadsidescholar.com for an application, including terms and conditions.
Why bother with awarding 2 scholarships? We believe that helping even one individual is worth the effort. We are, however, hoping to expand the program to include many, many more.
The Roadside Scholar Hopes: Awesome young adults will apply. Others will join me in the effort to create economic opportunity.
For more information and easy to understand explanations of important money matters go to www.theroadsidescholar.com or purchase The Roadside Scholar: Amazing Money Lessons from Behind the Fence.