OVERCOMING ADVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

Scholarships for overcoming
adversity

Education can be an expensive and inaccessible investment for a lot of people. Families who
experience incarceration have their own set of challenges to contend with — but pursuing an
education shouldn't be one of them.

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Pelipost aims to ease the burden of paying for a college
education by creating scholarships for overcoming adversity.

The physical, financial, emotional, and educational impact on having your loved one incarcerated is an unbelievably heavy burden to bear, especially for a child. The National Institute of Corrections estimates roughly 2.7 million children have an incarcerated parent or guardian. These staggering statistics reveal that more children are impacted by incarceration than adults currently in the prison system.

There are a variety of scholarships to overcome adversity, and the Pelipost team wanted to target families who have experienced the impact of incarceration and the financial need that often accompanies it.

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Overcome hardship with
financial support

We know firsthand what it's like to have a family member in prison while trying to attend college, and it's not an easy journey. Joe Calderon, the co-founder of Pelipost, was pursuing his college education while his mother was incarcerated.

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Joe's ability to overcome the obstacles of having an incarcerated parent was primarily due to his deliberate persistence to get a college education at all costs .

Because of his grit and endurance to overcome adversity, he was able to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Business and began serving families who are fighting the same battle to remain connected in such an isolating season.

Because of his experience trying to stay connected with his mother and the challenges he had to overcome to send her photos and visit while enrolled full-time in college, he had the inspiration to start Pelipost.

To overcome adversity is the strong will to have a better life. Understanding hardship is also the motivation for forming the Pelipost Overcoming Adversity Scholarship.

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Scholarship opportunities are plenty, but it was difficult to find scholarships for family members experiencing incarceration. Pelipost recognized this need within the community and wanted to find a way to overcome this hardship by offering support to high school seniors and undergraduate college students.

Financial hardship shouldn't prevent students from receiving an education.

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For students to apply for the Overcoming
Adversity Scholarship, you must:

Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Be a U.S. Citizen

Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Be a high school graduate or undergraduate student pursuing a college degree.

Overcoming Adversity Scholarship Submit an Essay (300-750 words) and share:

  • 1) How has your loved one's incarceration impacted your life, education, and future goals?
  • 2) How are you overcoming adversity through this experience?

If you attend school while your parent is incarcerated, you've got a lot of factors working against you. Don't let your financial needs prevent you from pursuing a college education and pursuing your dreams. Applicants will benefit from the financial assistance with this scholarship, and it's awarded based on meeting the criteria above.

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Scholarship opportunities for children with parents in prison

The ‘Pelipost Overcoming Adversity Scholarship,’ led by Joe and Becky Calderon, was created to empower and reward (5) high school/undergraduate students with $2,000 toward their college education while overcoming the challenges of having an incarcerated parent/guardian. We've recently chosen the (5) recipients for 2022. See the winning applicants and each essay below.

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Dreams do come true with the support
of the community

Pelipost is committed to helping meet the financial need of those experiencing family
incarceration, so they can pursue a college education and improve their quality of life.

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