Roosevelt Lovett Memorial Scholarship

Are you attending a college in California and looking for a scholarship? You're in the right place! We're providing a $500 scholarship for fall 2014. This scholarship is open to students pursuing an associates or undergraduate degree.

Behind the Scholarship

I'm proud to share that Roosevelt "Teddy" Lovett was not only my grandfather, but also one of my earliest teachers. He taught me to do things the proper way. Lessons I remember include counting, ironing, and finishing what I started--at least I know how to count well.

One lesson I learned by simply observing Roosevelt is that we should help people. I watched him help almost everyone who asked. He didn't make anyone grovel or feel embarrassed. He didn't take long to make up his mind. He just helped. He went out of his way to help. That's what I'm doing by creating this scholarship fund in his name and that's what you will do by responding to my prompt and creating an excellent resource for others.

Writing Prompt

Budgeting can be helpful for managing money regardless of your position in life. Write 400-700 words for the prompt, "How to Budget Money in College."

By applying for this scholarship, you agree to provide co-authorship rights to your submission. The winning response will be published on this site as a resource for other students to utilize. We may use your response to create a derivative work.

On an unrelated note, you're welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn and Google+. If you follow the rules when submitting an application, I will do my best to help provide career guidance...presuming you seek it.

Scholarship Qualifications

You can win the scholarship if your submission is chosen and you meet the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in at least 6 units at a California community college or university, including CSUs, UCs, and private universities;

  • Minimum 2.3 GPA if already enrolled in college; and

  • Complete our application.


  • We require proof of enrollment;
  • We require government identification to verify that you are at least 18 years of age. This is required to make sure you have the legal ability to share publishing rights. We are not partial to an age group; and
  • We will require a transcript from students who have completed college classes prior to submitting an application for this scholarship.


  • Friends and family of principals of are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Submissions deemed to plagiarize another source will not be considered.

The Application Deadline is July 31, 2014. A winner will be selected by August 20th, 2014.

P.S. It would be great if you +1'ed us on Google+!
P.P.S. Not +1'ing us on on Google+ will not affect your application.

Your Privacy

The information you submit will not be sold or rented to any company. We may use it to determine your eligibility for, and contact you regarding, this scholarship. The only exception, as noted below, is that we plan on publishing the winning response and the name of the scholarship recipient. Information from applicants who are not awarded this scholarship will be purged as quickly as possible after a winner has been chosen.

A Winning Response

I plan on publishing the winning response on My hope is that this response becomes a budgeting guideline for students. Although there are plenty of budgeting guides, I think having a guide written by a student provides value for other students. You are not expected to write as if you were a finance or budgeting expert. You're also not expected to write as if you're a professional journalist.

The winning response should meet three criteria:  

  1. It should be organized;
  2. It should include practical, actionable advice or tips; and
  3. It should be easy to read and understand.

Best wishes,

/s/ Jovan A. Johnson Esq.