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Fall 2019 Scholarship Recipient

Fall 2018 Scholarship Recipient


Fall 2017 Scholarship Recipient


Award Amount Goal: 500 Dollars

My name is Robert  Lay and I work in Student Affairs and have done so for the last few years. To get to this position I had to get a Master’s degree and am currently working on my Doctorate degree in higher education. In getting and pursuing these degrees I've learned about how students develop and how to assist student develop in a college setting . However, the one thing these classes didn't teach me is how to cope with a motivated, engaged, and overall great student having to discontinue their education because they do not have the finances needed to purse their dreams, and unfortunately, I learned this the hard way . It was during my first year working in  a college when I was significantly impacted by this issue. I had built a great relationship with  a student with countless potential, but they had to drop out of school. To make matters worse, this wouldn't be the last time I had built a relationship with a talented student that had to drop out because of circumstances out of their control. In short, these experiences have led me to do all that's in my power to make a difference. Though with my current financial status I can't stop this from happening at our college's around America, with your help we can try to help one student at a time overcome this hurdle.

Scholarship Description:

The Love Lift Life Scholarship Foundation was founded to assist minority need based students that are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, or American Indian

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident

  • Be a graduating high school senior or current college student at an accredited College/University.

  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA that can be demonstrated by submitting a unofficial transcript

  • Demonstrate financial need according to their most recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and/or college financial bill


Submission Materials:

  • Resume

  • Unofficial transcripts of your undergraduate course work (High school course work for incoming freshman)

  • One minute Instagram post describing why you feel that you deserve this scholarship money with the hastag, "I want to be the second #loveliftlifescholarship recipient @therealroblay," in the caption or an essay describing the same (500 word limit).

  • WINNER ONLY: Recent Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and/or college financial bill. Provide a portrait of yourself.

  • HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR WINNER: Must provide proof of college acceptance (i.e Acceptance letter).

2020 Scholarship Opens: 8/15/20 - 9/15/20


Please send submission materials and any questions to


Fall 2020 Scholarship Recipient