Keith Mann an entrepreneur and philanthropist, is giving out a scholarship award through Keith and Keely Mann scholarship for Professional Achievement. This scholarship is targeting one student from Uncommon School in Brooklyn to have an opportunity to attend a four-year course in college. The entrepreneur has a firm belief in education and its impacts to people. Therefore, through the award, he would like to present a child from a low-income family to have that opportunity. However, in order for one to stand a chance of winning the award, they have to write a 1000 word essay explaining, in their own opinion, what a college degree will do to their professional careers and/or lives. A successful applicant will win $5,000, which will go to their college tuition.
however, one may ask, “why choose Uncommon schools?” The collaboration with Uncommon School High School is beneficial. This is because the organization focuses on urban charter public schools that are preparing students from low-income families to graduate from college. The organization deals with 44 public schools in locations such as New Jersey, New York and Boston, Massachusetts.
However, this award aims a student from Uncommon School in Brooklyn, New York. The application date runs until 29 February 2006. Moreover, the announcement will happen by end of March 2016.