Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Every year, students across the country work hard to make a positive and lasting impact in their communities and beyond. And every year, Equitable awards $1.8 million in college scholarships to hundreds of remarkable young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. To recognize the important role their dedicated educators play in guiding these students along their path to success, Equitable also awards a $1,000 grant to every Equitable Excellence winner’s high school.
The Equitable Excellence Scholarship (formerly known as the AXA Achievement Scholarship) is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity. Please note that only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted!
Deadline Extended to January 28, 2021
Wellspring Christian Academy
Area of Study: International Relations
Sophia launched a community-based performing arts program for underprivileged, orphaned and refugee girls in Nairobi, Kenya. Prompted by the grim reality that girls her age are vulnerable to exploitation, early marriage, and gender-based violence, she founded Ngoma Kenya to empower girls to be changemakers in their communities. She teaches classical ballet to instill confidence and creativity, having taught more than 300 girls in the last three years.
Joplin High School
Area of Study: Psychology
After experiencing a devastating tornado and years of environmental tragedies that depleted the forest in her community, Grace founded an internationally certified and nationally accredited arboretum in her hometown named the Lone Elm Arboretum. Its mission is to protect the environment, cultivate trees and educate on conservation issues. The arboretum serves as a sustainable model for Joplin and other communities as to the success of small private conservation efforts. Grace has helped replenish hundreds of trees and has also created an educational YouTube series that has been viewed by thousands.
Jericho Senior High School
Area of Study: Engineering
JerichoAdaptsToys.org is an organization in which Michael creates and assembles switch adapted toys and-3D printed assistive technology solutions and provides to children with significant physical disabilities with free access to the toys he creates and assembles. His enhanced models enable children to play with toys they would otherwise be unable to play with. Michael also created a rotating lending library so that special needs schools can borrow the toys for their students and then return them to Michael for other schools to use. Michael’s initiative helps to advance independent play and learning for students with disabilities living in New York.