College Scholarship from IVLA

College Scholarship from IVLA2020-12-08T02:30:50+00:00

About IVLA's College Scholarship Opportunity

$1,000 to be used towards your college education

IVLA understands the importance of a college education for students!  We also understand the expense to families in providing a college education for their children.  We are proud to announce that we are offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school student who will be attending a post-secondary school in the Fall of 2021.

We are offering a $1,000 scholarship to any U.S. student accepted to a national college or university who meets the guidelines listed below. Our goal is to provide opportunities to make a college education more affordable to students who desire to pursue a higher education. Our selection process is merit based and determined by the creativity of a 500 word essay submitted through our website.

At a Glance Scholarship Guidelines

  • U.S. resident accepted to an accredited U.S. university, community college, or trade school

  • Submit a 300 - 500 word essay

  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher

  • Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student with 1+ school year(s) remaining

  • Must be submitted on or before April 1st, 2021

The 2021 IVLA Scholarship Prompt:

What was the most significant takeaway you believe students learned about online education during the coronavirus pandemic?

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2020 Winner - Peter Porello

Peter Porello, IVLA's 2020 Scholarship Winner

Peter Porello, IVLA's 2020 Scholarship Winner

Peter will be attending the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut, where he will be studying Marine Biology. Peter’s future plan is to get his master’s degree and PhD in Marine Ecology, as he one day hopes to study populations of Right Whales to monitor their health. He found his calling by hearing about the environmental injustices that occur throughout the world, including deforestation, poaching, overfishing, and the many other abuses. With this in mind, Peter decided to walk in the footsteps of his ancestors and protect the Earth that we are all a part of.

“Thank you so much for this honor! IVLA has helped me grow both as a person and a student, and I am grateful.” – Peter Porello

Read Peter's Winning Essay

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the funds be released?2020-04-01T21:52:17+00:00

We will select a winner by June 30th, 2020. We will then work with the winner's school to issue the funds, preferably by mid-June, but ultimately determined by the schedule of the school accepting the funds.

Are the funds issued directly to me?2018-10-05T14:06:32+00:00

The funds will be issued to the school you plan on attending. The school will then apply the funds towards your tuition.

What documents do I need to submit with my essay?2019-05-30T00:17:33+00:00

Simply fill out the form to apply to IVLA's college scholarship. No other documents are needed to apply.

Do I have to be an IVLA student to qualify?2018-10-05T14:04:34+00:00

You do not have to be an IVLA student to qualify. You simply must have been accepted to an accredited U.S. university, community college, or trade school.

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