Mixed Roots Foundation Presents: Official Launch - Dr. Joseph L. White Pioneering the Way Mentoring Scholarship for Education 2020 Application + Guidelines / Instructions

In Honor of Dr. Joseph L. White and his legacy of Mentoring, We will be awarding for the first time (10) $1,000 Mentoring Scholarships to a Mentor and Mentee in Each of Our Team Cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, and Boston. In the near future, we will be expanding to awarding small grants to organizations that are doing the great work in mentoring. Please Stay Tuned!!

*****IMPORTANT UPDATE: EXTENDED NEW DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2020 @5:00 p.m. PST*****

-NO Age Limit
-OPEN to All Mentors and Mentees
-Scholarship Amount: $1,000 Per Individual
-2 Scholarships Awarded Per City: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York and Boston
-TOTAL Scholarship 2020 Distribution: $10,000 (Subject to Change)
-ESSAY Question / Answer
-Award Notification / Distribution will take place in January 2020
-Scholarship Award / Use of Funds must be used for Educational Purposes

For more information/questions, Please contact: 213.725.8054 or pioneeringtheway@mixedrootsfoundation.org

About Dr. Joseph L. White, Ph.D.
Known as the “godfather of black psychology and the guru of mentoring,” Dr. White was born in 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska and later moved and grew up in Minneapolis, MN and San Francisco, CA. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in psychology from San Francisco State University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Michigan State University.

Dr. White spent most of his career at the University of California at Irvine, but held various titles at different locations around the United States, such as researcher, professor, dean, clinician, mentor, and consultant. While at the California State University at Long Beach, he was instrumental in establishing the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which has provided “educational access and opportunity for more than 250,000 low-income and educationally disadvantaged students throughout California, the majority of whom are first-generation college students.” Dr. White contributed to the success of many students of color and worked as an advocate to reform the education system.

He was one of the founders of the Association of Black Psychologists in 1968, and in 1970, he wrote an article in Ebony magazine that helped alter the perception of black psychology. The article brought to light the unique differences of how ethnic minorities should be treated and understood in psychology. Dr. White was the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Citation of Achievement in Psychology and Community Service from President Clinton in 1994, the honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and Alumnus of the Year from San Francisco State University in 2008. Dr. White also served as a trustee with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. White was currently working on his next book focused on mentoring that is due to come out in 2018. Through Mixed Roots Foundation’s Dream to Succeed Fund, the Dr. Joseph L. White Pioneering the Way Mentoring Scholarship will inspire high school and college students to continue Dr. White’s legacy of mentoring as well as connect them to their dreams and educational goals. Our goal is to award (3) Individual scholarships and (1) Organization grant within our (5) target cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York, and Boston - With the first three cities that Dr. White had a significant impact and legacy. Please stay tuned on more details on how to apply and how the funds will be distributed at our next Mentor Night in January 2020.

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