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Bold Be You Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

It can feel impossible to truly be yourself in our current society. With so many people, trends, and expectations trying to influence you, remaining true to yourself is a difficult task.

This scholarship aims to support students who are passionate about staying true to themselves and living boldly.

Any student who is dedicated to being themself may apply for this scholarship. To apply, tell us how you remain true to yourself in your daily life.

Selection Criteria:
Published September 25, 2021
Essay Topic

How do you stay true to yourself in your daily life?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Imani Warner
Governors State UniversityHazel Crest, IL
Staying true to who you are is difficult in 2021, especially for young women. On social media, there are many celebrities or public figures that have gotten plastic surgery, face lifts, nose jobs, and injections. It makes it hard to stay true to who you are as a person and to be comfortable in your own skin. The way I stay true to myself in my daily life is doing self affirmations in the mirror. I remind myself that I am beautiful, I am kind, and I am worthy of all good things in life. I also journal about the things going on in my life. It helps to keep me grounded and remind me of my surroundings and the people I associate myself with. Knowing who you associate yourself with and what they bring to your life can help you figure out who you are and where you are in life. Many people forget that aspect in life. Your friends are a reflection of you. Sometimes I will take time away from my friends some days and reflect on what we have done together and how they add or take away from me. I also make sure that I stay true to who I am and how I grew up. I do not change how I act when I am around other people. If I notice that someone may not like the energy I bring, I will make new friends or be around new people. I accept myself for who I am and I am also aware that I am changing a lot due to the fact that I am a new college student. I am still figuring out who I am and that is okay. I am just making sure that I am staying true to my values.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.

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