OUR OWN is proud to announce the application has opened for the 2021 “Our Own Scholarship.” OUR OWN along with our community partner OLIPOP will be awarding $15,000 in scholarships to college bound high school graduates throughout Southern California. Awards include (1) 10,000 Scholarship Award and (2) $2500 Scholarship Awards.
Our Own serves as a catalyst for innovation and epicenter to provide resources in untapped communities. We are dismantling systemic barriers in education to further bridge the gap and ensure racial equity and social justice.
We understand the challenges so many students are faced with as they decide to pursue post-secondary education. Often being a decision made based on financial resources versus dreams and potential. This scholarship will serve to change our communities mindset and reimagine what they can achieve through education. 
(1) 10,000 one-time award
(2) $2,500 one-time award
  • Currently enrolled in high school (or home-schooled) within Los Angeles, Compton, Inglewood, Watts, Long Beach, or Ventura County who will graduate during the 2020-2021 academic school year. 
  • Anticipated Enrollment at a four-year university for the fall 2021 semester regardless of the school’s location.
  • Identify as African American and/or LatinX
  • Demonstrates high moral character and resilience. 
  • *Proof of college enrollment to a four-year university for the Fall 2021 academic year will be required if selected as a finalist.
key dates.
APRIL 19 : OUR OWN Scholarship application opens online
MAY 1 : Application closes at 5:00pm pst
MAY 3 – 7 : Finalist Notified | Interviews Conducted via Zoom
MAY 14 : Scholarship WinneRs Announced