BTL Athletes Scholarship Winner Profile: Alaysia Oakes
Alaysia Oakes is a motivated and athletic student who was recently one of the five winners of the BTL Athletes Scholarship on Bold.org. The scholarship was funded by BTL Industries, Inc. and was open to low-income student-athletes who play varsity or collegiate sports. As one of the winners, Alaysia has shared her experience with the scholarship application process and has opened up about how this award will impact her life.
Alaysia's advice can help you as you apply to scholarships on Bold.org. There are hundreds of exclusive scholarships available to students on Bold.org, read on to find out how to improve your chances at winning!
Applicants to the BTL Athletes Scholarship submitted short videos introducing themselves, their goals, and clips of them playing their sport. Each winner received $15,000 to help with their higher education costs.
Advice for Applicants
Alaysia applied for three scholarships on Bold.org before winning the BTL Athletes Scholarship. Her advice to other applicants is to have an organized approach to scholarships and to be diligent about spending time on applications.
Alaysia said that “My approach to scholarships was treating them like school assignments, making them in mind mandatory. This was extremely helpful and motivating throughout the scholarship process. I also created an excel spreadsheet putting down all the scholarships I had applied for, when they were due, how much they were for, and eventually whether or not I won them.”
Scholarships can be a time commitment, but they prove to be a valuable investment for winners like Alaysia. Students are often busy, especially if they’re balancing academics with other responsibilities like work, internships, athletics, or other extracurriculars.