Surety One, Inc. Scholarship Program

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"Every year tens of thousands of high school students graduate and wish to pursue higher education in our university systems. Unfortunately, the costs of attending college can be overwhelming. Statistics demonstrate that only 52.9 percent of enrolled students graduate. Many of those graduates fail to continue with their studies simply because the financial requirements are too burdensome. I believe that every candidate for a post-secondary degree should be entitled to advancing their education and in turn their careers. Scholarships tend to be available to individuals that demonstrate a specific talent, interest in a select area of study, have obtained superlative grades or scores on subjective bases or are members of an underrepresented group. I have decided that we will offer two scholarship opportunities per year to deserving recipients regardless of field of study, national origin, race or any other arbitrary factor."

"Cada año miles de estudiantes se graduan de las instituciones preparatorias y secundarias con mira hacía la persecución de un título universitario. Lamentablemente los costos asociados con un curso de superiores pueden ser prohibitivas. Las estadísticas estadounidenses comprueban que un sólo 52.9% de los postulantes consiguen sus metas. En gran parte, son los obstáculos financieros que detienen su avance. Creo firmemente que cada individuo merece la oportunidad para perseguir un diploma de aprendizaje superior. Generalmente las becas se otorgan a alumnos que demuestran una predisposición o un talento especial en una materia específica, afición de una carrera específica, ha sacado excelentes notas o pertenecen a un grupo de personas de baja representación entre las filas estudiantiles. He decidido que Surety One, Inc. ofertará dos becas anuales a postulantes universitarios irrespetivo de su elección de carrera, origen, raza o cualquier otro factor arbitraria."

~ Constantin Poindexter Salcedo

Each biannual scholarship award shall be based on our judgment of the best essay in response to one of the following topics:

  • Upon graduation and entry in to the work force, how do you anticipate contributing to your community?
  • Describe your future solutions to one or more of the current issues affecting your community, city, state or nation.
  • Describe your personal circumstances and reasons for needing a scholarship and how you intend to "pay it forward" upon graduation.

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About Surety One, Inc.

Surety One, Inc.

Surety One, Inc., domiciled in Puerto Rico and providing for the surety bond needs of clients throughout the United States, Caribbean and Canada, is blessed to be able to help financially support the needs of rising young leaders that aspire to a post-secondary education. We firmly stand behind the men and women who strive to better themselves and their families through hard work and academic achievement.

  1. Essay contest open to currently enrolled students of the Puerto Rico and United States university system.
  2. Participant must be a resident of Puerto Rico or United States.
  3. Essay length 750 words or more. Winter semester submission no later than Nov. 30th, summer no later than Jun. 30th.