January 2021 Recipients have been announced. Check them out here!

Cycle 2 applications will open in spring 2021


"Endurance" reflects the

resiliency of our students. 

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About Us

Hello! We are, Jenn Ortega and Sierra Jackson, two women of color from Chicago. We both graduated from Middlebury College in 2018. With The Endurance Scholarship, we provide financial support to students of color from the Chicagoland area who may be experiencing social barriers and are beginning their vocational or collegiate education. Our hope is to alleviate further stresses caused by financial hardships. In addition to this work, Jenn is also a program coordinator at Summer Search, a youth mentoring organization, and Sierra is an independent filmmaker and producer.


Many people are not able to pursue their dreams because they cannot cover college deposit costs, books, vocation certification fees- the list goes on. Although we are not able to cover full tuition expenses at this time, we hope the amount we can award can provide some relief to cover expenses for students to continue pushing towards their aspirations.


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