Above the Peak - Ama Dablam Kesel Family Scholarship

Funded by
$1,500
1 winner$1,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
10
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education level:
High School Senior or Undergraduate student
Background:
Experience with suicide in the family
Financial Status:
Low-income
Education level:
Background:
Financial Status:
High School Senior or Undergraduate student
Experience with suicide in the family
Low-income

Suicide is currently the 12th leading cause of death in America, as staggering 45,000 lives were lost in 2020. Hundreds of families and friends lose their loved ones to suicide every day. 

The grieving process of dealing with a suicide death can be extremely disheartening and devastating. In addition to mourning, the tragedy of the event can cause a lot of shock and anguish. These unfortunate statistics call for a development of improved mental health resources, and increased support for those struggling with a suicidal symptoms.

To honor the memory of a beautiful life that was lost, Catherine Kesel, this scholarship intends to support family members who have had a close relative commit suicide. Any undergraduate or high school senior from low-income backgrounds with personal experience may apply for this opportunity.

To apply, please tell us how mental health has influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations and how you are applying this to both your life and your community.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published October 31, 2022
$1,500
1 winner$1,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
10
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How has mental health influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations and how are you applying this to both your life and your community?

400–600 words