Scholarships for College Students

About the Foundation

The Be Your Own Hero Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase self esteem and self-empowerment in the disadvantaged through the demonstration of stories that reflect the power of the human spirit to overcome personal tragedies and misfortune through self-motivation, determination, and persistence. The organization is responsible for raising funds for college scholarships and small business grants.

Mission Statement

The “Be Your Own Hero” concept embodies the idea that as individuals we are responsible for our own actions. When adversity befalls us, it is the hero inside us that faces the struggle and rises to the challenge, rather than falling victim to circumstances. The struggle can be a small thing, like deciding to quit smoking, or switching to a better diet, or the goals can be larger in scope, such as quitting a life of crime, and going back to school. In whatever form it takes, it is a demonstration of a desire to be a better person than the day before despite hardship; something anyone can experience. The “Be Your Own Hero” scholarship candidate is typically personified by that one individual that is constantly striving toward that light at the end of the tunnel in defiance of tribulation and naysayers.

Scholarship Uses

The funds awarded can be applied for any costs that go towards education: books, tuition, transportation, and even College, Scholarship and Life Coaches!


To apply for the Be Your Own Hero Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

  1. High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student
  2. U.S. citizen or legal resident
  3. Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S
  4. Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community