One of the most unique traits of humans is our ability to not only deeply study or understand a subject, but to codify that information in such a way that we can share our learnings with other humans. This is how we continue to evolve as a species and build the world’s knowledge base.
We tend to forget this incredible phenomenon: that regardless of your age, you can always learn something new. Yet often, people tend to continue going down the same path that they determined years ago.
For some, it’s the fear of sunk costs. For others, the barrier keeping them from their educational goals is their socio-economic status, as only 54% of students from lower-income schools attend college.
But today, the cost of learning today a new skill that can change your life is lower than ever; whether it be through a bootcamp, a nano-degree, or through a series of MOOCs. The democratization of education has made re-skilling not only affordable, but considering how quickly the workforce is changing, it’s almost essential.
Education is an opportunity, but also a mindset. And we believe that it’s important to foster this mindset within people of any age.
That’s why the Amplify Continuous Learning Scholarship exists to support lifelong learners that want to acquire a new skill that will be transformative in their lives, whether it be learning to code, digital marketing, writing, or whatever will have a lasting impact on their lives.
The scholarship is open to students and non-students in any field of study.
To apply, you must write about something you’re currently working on and explain how you would use the grant to learn a new skill that moves you closer to achieving your goals.
This scholarship is part of a 12-part, AMPLIFY Scholarship Series, spanning topics including women in tech, continuous learning, environmental science, and more. These scholarships are announced quarterly and awarded monthly throughout 2021. Follow along here!
What are you currently working on? How would you use the grant to learn a new skill that moves you in the direction that you'd like to go?
The application deadline is Feb 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Mar 1, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 1, 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.