About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the CollegeBound Foundation, an organization that started with a grand vision of granting financial aid for students in need. CollegeBound now employs Program Specialists in Baltimore Public schools, who work year-round to assist students with the college application process.

The Hy Zolet award was created to honor the accomplishments of Hy Zolet, a high school, and college athlete who was described as someone who loved life and had an incredibly high work ethic and an unsung hero mentality. Through this scholarship, the organization identifies the individuals who exhibits the skills of the Hy Zolet.

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • An applicant must first complete the application which can be found at the CollegeBound site by logging in into their account with the unique username and the password.

  • A student must submit 2 letters of recommendation verifying an individual's participation in athletics and proof that a student possess the qualities of the Hy Zolet.

  • In addition to this, a student must submit an essay describing their academic and professional goals in around 500-1000 words.

  • It is also important that a student submit their official transcripts and ACT/SAT scorecards before the deadline.

How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $1,000 which is renewable.

  • The scholarship is provided to 4 deserving students every year.

All the relevant documents and records must be submitted to the organization no later than March 1.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a high school student-athlete attending Baltimore City Public High School.

  • A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above out of 4 to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

  • A recipient must have at least 2 letters verifying the participation in any athletics in the high school.

  • The applicant must demonstrate their leadership qualities, courage, and athletic skills, and submit the essay explaining academic and professional goals.

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