Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace have partnered with Bold.org to form a pair of $10,000 scholarships.
The scholarships, part of Bold’s Year of Giving Campaign, are aimed towards the organization’s initiative of eliminating student debt.
The JuJu Foundation Scholarship will assist two undergraduate or high school students facing financial hardship, providing them with $5,000 each.
“Since founding the JuJu Foundation, we have provided incredible opportunities to support youth and lift the spirits of those in need,” Smith-Schuster said. “This partnership with Bold.org is no different. These scholarships will really help individuals who need it, and we hope it takes some of the financial burden of college off of them.”
Wallace’s is the Live to be Different Scholarship, aimed at “empowering underserved youths to form their dreams into reality.”
NASCAR’s only Black driver, Wallace became a household name for activism as a champion for diversity and equality over the last year. His work led NASCAR to ban the Confederate flag at all racetracks in 2020. Wallace has six career wins in the Camping World Truck Series.
“Live to be Different is all about embracing differences and diversity,” Wallace said. “The Live to be Different Scholarship is part of my larger life mission to create unity, compassion and understanding among our communities. Partnering with Bold.org for this scholarship is an incredible opportunity to help students overcome their adversities going to college.”
Students interested in the JuJu Foundation Scholarship can apply here.
Those interested in the Bubba Wallace Live to be Different Scholarship can apply here.