From little things, big things grow.
The problems facing the world today can make it easy to feel overwhelmed and powerless to make a difference, but the most important opportunities to create meaningful change are just outside your door. This is a scholarship for students who are working to change the world by taking action in their local communities.
Social action within your local community, environment, economy, and elections is a powerful step forward that can reverberate to the national and global level.
The recipients of the Act Locally Scholarship will receive $500 each. All GPAs will be considered, and all majors are invited to apply.
While not required, applicants with experience volunteering or working to better their local community through social, environmental, or economic change are preferred.
What change do you want to see in your community, the country, and the world, and how do you act locally to help make a difference?
The application deadline is Oct 29, 2021. Winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 30, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.