#HowIdLead Video Scholarship



The role students play in informing our work is critical and we want to offer you a chance to showcase your thoughts on how education in your state should be addressed. SEF’s "#HowIdLead" Video Scholarship is a $1,000 one-time scholarship award provided to support high school seniors in the Little Rock School District as they prepare for the transition to college. We understand that college can be expensive and that supplemental grants can be a significant factor in covering the gap between loans and tuition, increasing the likelihood of first-year success. It is our hope that the “#HowIdLead” Video Scholarship will aid up to 5 selected recipients as they continue their education journey into the post-secondary avenue of their choice. 

Students are encouraged to be thoughtful, daring, and creative in their video submissions. Read below for video and eligibility details.


Video Prompt:

“How would you improve education in Arkansas?”



  • Must attend the Little Rock School District and be in your senior year of high school
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 grading scale
  • Must submit a link to an original video essay (2 – 3 minutes in length) addressing the specific prompt above.
  • Must forward video link to sefforum@southerneducation.org with #HowIdLead Video Scholarship in the subject line along with your name (please provide your preferred email, phone number, and school in the body of the email).
  • Optional (not required for selection):  In addition to your submission via email, you may share the video link with us @SouthernEdFound using #HowIdLead if you would like for others to show their support.
  • Finalists must submit proof of GPA (s­­can of high school transcript) via email upon request



Videos should be submitted no later than October 22, 2018 by 12am CST.

Finalists will be notified no later than October 26, 2018.The selected recipient will receive a complimentary invitation for 2 additional guests to attend the 2018 SEF Issues Forum Reception held on the evening of November 14, 2018 at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Attendance at the event is strongly encouraged.


If you have questions, please forward them to SEFForum@SouthernEducation.org.

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