For National Adoption Day, we’re celebrating our adopted Bold.org members!
While nearly 150,000 children are adopted in the United States each year, our media and culture rarely talks about this important group of people.
To help support awareness about and opportunities for adoptees, Bold.org has created the Adopted Student Scholarship. The scholarship exists to amplify the stories of individuals who have been adopted and to provide more equal access to opportunities in education.
To apply for the scholarship, you will need to write a short essay about your experience as an adoptee, the challenges you have faced, and how these challenges have shaped your worldview.
The scholarship will be awarded on November 23rd, the Monday following National Adoption Day (November 21st).
Bold.org will be awarding a scholarship each day in November to celebrate National Scholarship Month. Follow along on Bold.org's Instagram and TikTok for daily announcements of scholarships and winners!
Describe your experience as an adoptee in the United States. What are some of the most significant challenges you have had to face? How do you plan to use this award to further grow as a student and person?
The application deadline is Nov 20, 2020. Winners will be announced on Nov 23, 2020.
The scholarship award is $3,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 23, 2020. 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.