the breathe AWard

Project SPEAKS, Inc. believes that every individual from every community should have the opportunity to succeed in whatever endeavor they are passionate about. While we understand that the world is what you make it, we also understand that there are barriers and unjust systems plaguing people’s ability to do so. The BREATHE (Be Ready Every Amazing Thing Happens Eventually) Award was established to help eliminate some of those barriers by providing financial assistance to those who have been historically disadvantaged.

Award Amount: $500                                               

Award Quantity: 2                                          

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Eligibility Requirements: In order to be considered eligible for this award, you must meet 3 of the following criteria:


* = Required criteria

  • *Be an enrolled or accepted undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited university, community college or vocational-tech school.

  • *Hold an overall G.P.A. of 2.5 or more (if college freshman, 3.0 overall high-school GPA)

  • Be considered a first-generation or low-income student.

  • Identify within a historically disadvantaged group or are considered “non-traditional” (i.e., single mother, formally incarcerated, former foster youth, etc.)

Financial Aid Award letter, School/Class Schedule, College Admission letters, Letters from High School/College Advisors, Unofficial transcripts are all acceptable documents for evidence.

Application Requirements:


  • Submit a response to the writing prompt (*see link below)


  • Provide evidence of eligibility requirements

Application Information: Applicants are required to upload response to the prompt (.pdf, .doc, .rtf only) , as well as any additional files (.jpeg and .png only) to show meet eligibility requirements

*For prompt: CLICK HERE 

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*Please do not submit documents with personal information such as social security or birth certificate. If you have any questions regarding application materials, email: