For DonorsFor Applicants

Bold Books Scholarship

Funded by
1 winner$500
Application Deadline
May 12, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 12, 2022
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners

“A room without books is like a body without a soul,” - Cicero.

Reading is a fantastic way to improve your vocabulary, expand your imagination, and learn. Appreciating books and spending time reading is not only fun, but is also great for your mind and can help you live a more adventurous life.

This scholarship aims to support students who are avid readers and take inspiration from the books they have read.

Any student who is passionate about reading and applies the knowledge they’ve learned from books in their daily lives may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about the most inspiring book you have ever read.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published February 12, 2022
Essay Topic

What’s the most inspiring book you’ve read and why?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Kayleigh Grant
Providence AcademyJohnson City, TN
She was not extremely smart, super strong, or overflowing with kindness. In fact, she was average…and that is what made her special. In a world where everyone specialized in honesty, bravery, selflessness, wisdom, or peacefulness, Tris from Divergent did not exclusively portray any of these qualities. Her personality consisted of a dash of all of these things, making her much different from everyone else. Because she embraced her uniqueness, she was able to put the expectations of the world behind her in order to save the world and those she loved, even though it meant her death. In today’s world, we are often told to be and act a certain way in order to fit into the mold the world wants us to fill. However, what if we decided not to do what popular culture tells us to do? What if we decided that we could be “ok” at everything rather than “outstanding” in one area? What if we lost our fear to fail and instead embraced the exhilaration found in trying something new? Just like Tris, we should aspire to break the mold. We should do what is right, not what the world tells us we should do. We should seek to try things even if people tell us we are not good at them, just like once-weak-Tris continued to train day-in and day-out and eventually became stronger than most despite everyone’s doubts. Tris inspires me to be my true self, not someone the world wants me to be. She inspires me to put others before myself and not to fear failure (which is one of my biggest fears, to be honest). Even though Tris may be fictional, her example is real and one that will hold a special place in my heart forever, making Divergent my favorite book.
Llana Marquez
Skyline CollegeSouth San Francisco, CA


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 12, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 12, 2022.

This scholarship has been awarded, but we have hundreds more!
Find a perfect scholarship now