2020 Scholarship Application


Her Vaga Bound Roots was created to support and empower BIPOC women by increasing college access and retention. The Vagas With Degrees Scholarship Foundation was created to alleviate financial burdens for the Vagas in pursuit of their dreams. Our hope is that this scholarship will also further promote the advancement of BIPOC women in academia. 


To be eligible for a Vagas With Degrees Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Identify as a womxn or anyone who experiences life through the lens of womxn in body, spirit, and identity - past, present, future, and fluid 

  • Belong to a racial/ethnic minority group from at least one of the following ethnicities: i.e Black/ African America, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic/Latino

  • Student must plan to enroll full time or be currently enrolled at a US accredited educational institution of higher education not-for-profit, private or public college or university

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 

  • Must reside in the United States 



Attachments Checklist (ALL required documents must be uploaded via PDF format):

  • Completed Application

  • One Letter of Recommendation (must be from teacher, professor or supervisor). Letter can be uploaded or be submitted directly to : hervagaboundroots@gmail.com. NOTE: If they wish to submit directly, please upload doc listing name and email of the person who will be submitting letter. 

  • Copy of unofficial transcript

  • Letter of admission or proof of current enrollment for college or institution

  • Essay -  Answering ONLY one of the following questions (double spaced, 500 words min - 700 words max).

    • Question #1. Understanding your cultural background and intersecting identities, why does diversity matter on campus and in today’s world?

    • Question #2. Discuss an incident where your beliefs were challenged by an exposure to a different culture where knowing more about diversity would’ve allowed you to better handle the situation or take more from the experience.                             



*Proof of program acceptance is required prior to award disbursement*

*Please note applicant must meet all required eligibility and provide required documents in the “Applicant’s Attachments Checklist” in the Vagas With Degrees Application form, in order to be considered. Chosen recipient(s) will be asked to submit photo to be highlighted on the www.hervagaboundroots.com website and social media. 

2020 Application is now closed!

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