SAN FRANCISCO (DECEMBER 21, 2020) – Bold.org, the organization committed to fighting student debt through philanthropy, partners with the Mental Health Movement (MHM) to create three new $1,000 scholarships. The three Mental Health Movement scholarships, which are available on Bold.org’s scholarship platform, are open for any current, previous or future students who have personally faced mental health issues. Candidates who have loved ones battling with mental health conditions can also apply.
The Mental Health Movement Scholarships follow Bold.org’s daily scholarship initiative in November to celebrate National Scholarship Month. Throughout the month, Bold.org funded more than 20 scholarships for a variety of recipients including veterans, first-generation students, small business owners, Black students in healthcare and more. All 20 scholarships were newly created and exclusive to Bold.org’s platform, awarding more than $60,000 in scholarships for recipients.
The Mental Health Movement Scholarships is a part of MHM’s larger mission to destigmatize and normalize conversations around mental health. The Founders, Jake Goodman and Zachery Dereniowski, first met on Instagram while using their platforms to create mental health content. Both equally passionate about the topic, they started MHM as a clothing company on a mission to break the stigma. The organization has become a supportive community and safe space for anyone struggling with their mental health through outlets such as the MHM blog and the You Matter Most Podcast. MHM is proud to dedicate a portion of profits from clothing sales to support mental health nonprofits and charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. With a collective TikTok following of more than a million, Zachery (@mdmotivator | 825.9K) and Jake (@jakegoodman.med | 289.8K) have garnered a noteworthy 193.1 million views on TikTok — making an incredible impact through their mental health content.
Bold.org CEO and Founder, Dror Liebenthal, says: “Mental health awareness, destigmatization, and support are some of the most frequently requested scholarship topics from Bold.org members. Jake and Zachery’s Mental Health Movement is resonating so strongly with students right now, and we’re thrilled to partner with them to support breaking the stigma around mental health conversations.”
Mental Health Movement Founders, Jake Goodman and Zachery Dereniowski say: “We are proud to partner with a philanthropic platform like Bold.org for the Mental Health Movement Scholarship. It’s one of the many steps we are taking to fight mental health stigma and empower those who experience mental health issues.”
To be considered for the Mental Health Movement Scholarships, eligible applicants can create a Bold.org profile and submit a 300-word essay about their mental health experiences by March 31st, 2021. To join Bold.org in fighting America’s student debt crisis, donors and applicants can easily sign up and create a profile at www.bold.org. For more content around mental health, follow Jake Goodman (TikTok and IG) and Zach Dereniowski (TikTok and IG) on their personal social media channels.
Bold.org is an organization committed to eliminating student debt and democratizing philanthropy. Founded in November 2019, Bold.org bravely embarks on a journey to relieve the country's soaring $1.8 trillion student debt crisis. Bold.org provides a platform for any person or company to create personalized scholarships, fellowships or grants. Financially backed by Mechanism Ventures, Bold.org pioneers a new industry by creating an innovative and philanthropic solution to combat the student debt crisis, which has tremendously impacted 44 million Americans to date.
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT
The Mental Health Movement was founded by mental health advocates, Jake Goodman and Zach Dereniowski. The entrepreneurial duo first met on Instagram while living across the world from one another. Both equally passionate about mental health, they began the apparel brand with one mission: destigmatize and normalize conversations about mental health. Every purchase of brand merchandise benefits mental health nonprofits and charities. Today, the Mental Health Movement has a blog, podcast and YouTube channel to continue the conversation about mental health.