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Dr. Tina Pierce Social Justice Scholarship

Raised toward our $22,500 Goal
23 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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Dr. Tina Pierce Scholarship Fund

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The Dr. Tina Pierce Social Justice Scholarship Fund, in its inaugural year, will provide scholarships to Columbus City School graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to community engagement, social justice or political activism. Applicants must be majoring in Political Science, African American and African Studies, Sociology, Public Affairs, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, Criminology, Criminal Justice or other social justice oriented majors.

A graduate of Columbus City Schools, an Ohio State Alumna and current Columbus City School Board & Ohio School Board Association member, Dr. Tina Pierce, has dedicated herself to teaching, mentoring and developing youth and facilitating civic engagement throughout her Columbus community. She passionately invests in the development of young people, empowering them to find and use their voices to influence change. She has generously contributed her entire Columbus City School Board stipend to launch this scholarship. 

Many young activists are motivated to organize and influence change within their schools and communities, but lack the resources, tools and guidance necessary to bridge the gap between ideas and action. The intent of this scholarship is not only to provide financial assistance to worthy candidates, but also to pair that with mentorship and community engagement training. 

Students selected for this scholarship will be expected to volunteer, connect and engage with current Columbus City School students throughout the school year. Scholarship recipients may then apply for renewal if they have met the service component requirement. This scholarship purposefully aspires to create a long-term, sustainable connection between current & past Columbus City School youth leaders.  

Your financial support will amplify the magnitude of this scholarship, creating a ripple effect within our community. When we invest in the education, development and training of our future leaders, we benefit as a community--locally, nationally and globally.

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The foundation of education and the grassroots beginning of all advocacy. $10, magnified by many, is the start of an initiative.



Building momentum towards high school graduation and political activism. $20 amplifies your ability to make a difference.


Bachelor's Degree

College graduates earn more over a lifetime than their peers. $50 accelerates the ability to send another Columbus City School graduate to college.



The epitome of educational success. $100 spearheads the start of a young person's career in social justice.


School Board Member

As a school board member, Dr. Pierce is the catalyst for organizational change. $3,500 matches her initial contribution to this scholarship fund and represents the amount she makes yearly for her service.

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