Equity Through Education Scholarships
Young people – no matter their background – deserve opportunities for success in life.
Education provides such opportunities, opening the doors to a future where the possibilities are endless, and dreams can become a reality.
The ChangeUp Foundation is seeking to support young people with the passion and determination to continue their education, find and create opportunities for themselves, in the face of any obstacle.
For ChangeUp, this means investing into our communities through the annual ChangeUp Foundation Equity through Education Scholarship.
These two $2,500 scholarships will help students at Bremerton High School fund their higher education – as we believe education leads to opportunity and experience, which combined with hard work empowers young people to achieve more.
2022 Scholarships Winners
Amondre Knight - Amondre graduated Bremerton High School in 2022 and attends Pacific Lutheran University, studying sports medicine.
Sunny Simmons - Sunny graduated Bremerton High School in 2022, along with earning her Associate in Arts (AA) degree from Olympic College while still in high school. She now attends Portland State University, intending to major in mathematics.
ChangeUp Director Jaime Quick and son Emerson, join Sunny (left) and Amondre (right) at Bremerton High School's Senior Award Night on June 2, 2022 to present the 1st annual ChangeUp Foundation Equity Through Education Scholarships.
ChangeUp is proud to call the following clients our active partners in supporting our Equity through Education Scholarships.
If you or your company would like to contribute to the Foundation please contact us.
ChangeUp Foundation's Origin
While race-based disparities for educational and economic opportunities have existed in our society for decades, in the past several years an overdue awareness has grown on the true impact of these inequities. We see the stark realities of a cycle that lacks equal application of justice and opportunity, impacting the daily lives and future of our country's young people.
These factors, along with powerful movements such as Black Lives Matter, have led us to believe that now more than ever we must do more than talk as a society, we must act, or the cycle will continue. Listening is a great place to start but is not enough. Action and active investment in people of color is a necessity to ensure the future is brighter for all.