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Scholarships

Up Together Fund

This fund offers a one-time payment of $300 to BUILD community members. To apply, you will need: 

  • An invitation code provided to you by a BUILD staff member. Each invitation code is unique to the individual.
  • First name, last name, date of birth, and address
  • If you choose to receive a wire transfer to your bank account, you will need a bank account number and routing number 

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr (SMK) Scholarship

The Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Esq. Scholarship was created to honor Suzanne, BUILD’s Founder and CEO for almost two decades. The award grants between $1,000 and $3,000 each year for up to three high school seniors who embody the traits Suzanne brought to her work with BUILD.

Details:
  • Award Amount: between $1000 and $3000 each year

  • Number of Scholarships Awarded: up to 3

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must have been in BUILD for all four years of our four-year program

  • Students may be two-or-four-year college-bound (HS Senior planning to attend an accredited two-or-four-year institution)

Process:
  • Applications are closed. Due annually in February.

  • Up to three finalists will be selected and invited to interview with a selection committee, which includes Ms. Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, between March 7th-18th.

  • The scholarship winner will be announced by April 1st, 2022.

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 SMK Scholars!

College Emergency Relief Fund

Any BUILD student who meets the criteria can apply for emergency relief funds, up to $2,000/year while enrolled in college, for unforeseen expenses e.g. closing gaps in financial aid, books for school, emergency travel, and other real-life needs.

Details:
  • Award Amount: up to $2000

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Students must have been in BUILD for all four years of our four-year program

  • Students may be two-or-four-year college-bound (HS Senior planning to attend an accredited two-or-four-year institution)

Process:

Region-Specific Scholarships
- coming soon! -

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HOW TO RECORD

1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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