Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Contest

 
Your story will inspire the future. Enter for the opportunity to win a $3,500 or $5,000 college scholarship.
Riding Forward
Riding Forward

There are stories worth sharing in every field.

The Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Contest celebrates stories of Black Americans who inspire others to positively impact the world around them. Famous icon, trailblazer or local mentor, their story is worth sharing. It’s an 11-year tradition of students winning valued scholarships.

There are stories worth sharing in every field.

Black icons who shattered stereotypes & Black innovators who lit the way.

Now it’s your turn to try. Tell us through Written Essay or Video Essay about a Black American individual who has inspired you for the opportunity to earn a $3,500 or $5,000 college scholarship.

Black icons who shattered stereotypes & Black innovators who lit the way.

Whose inspiring story will you share?

To enter, you must submit a 500-word (or less) Written Essay or a 3-minute (or less) Video Essay that addresses how a Black American individual has been an inspiration in your life, and that discusses the contributions of that Black American individual.

High School Seniors

Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 30 high school seniors who live in states with Regions full service branches and will attend an accredited college during the 2022-2023 academic school year. (15 scholarships will be awarded for Written Essay submissions and 15 scholarships will be awarded for Video Essay submissions.)

College Students

Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 30 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions full service branches and will attend an accredited college during the 2022-2023 academic school year. (15 scholarships will be awarded for Written Essay submissions and 15 scholarships will be awarded for Video Essay submissions.)

2021 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Winners

These are words written by high school and college students who received the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship. They are students just like you who are following in the footsteps of the Black Americans who have inspired them to make history. Now is your chance to do the same. Share your story and inspire the future.