Announcing the Inaugural OppJar Scholars Program!
Meet our first class of scholars from the Salinas Valley Dream Academy.
At OppJar we believe that every dream matters but sometimes achieving it not only takes a little help but encouragement to ask for help! This is why we created the first-ever OppJar Scholars Program for the Salinas Valley Dream Academy. The youth leadership development work they do lifts up entire communities. Every Dream Academy story of triumph motivates the next generation of youth to imagine new possibilities.
Central to the OppJar Scholars Program is of course stories! As experts in storing memories on our App, we know the value of storytelling. Scholar participants were asked to pen their original narratives for the world to see! Every unique story will be amplified on OppJar social media channels during the month of March. Participants will be eligible for three scholarships in the amount of $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively divided among three participants based on the total likes, shares and comments their story receives.
It Takes A Village
All participants received an OppJar account making it easy for them to also use OppJar to raise funds through family and friends. Scholarship recipients will have the award money deposited into their OppJar account and can access it when they turn 18. The money can be used for college or for any other purpose. The Salinas Valley Dream Academy is also entering all students that applied into drawings to win a limited amount of Kindles and four $100 donations towards n regularly planned trip to London and Paris.
The ‘Class of 2021’ OppJar Scholars
Meet our first class of participating scholars. Every story is compelling. And each is sure to inspire. You can help their count by visiting our social media pages <Embed social media handles> and showing your support with a tap of the finger! You can also contribute funds or memories to their OppJar accounts using the links below.
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Help Fund OppJar Scholars
Awards for all participating students could be greater because there is an opportunity for businesses to join this project with matching funds. Learn about becoming a matching sponsor or how you can make a deposit in the name of one of the participating scholars by contacting <Insert name/contact email/phone>. Businesses like <Insert name/s> have already joined this project. Thank you for your support! <Placeholder for logos of sponsors>