Bold Bravery Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life,” -Muhammad Ali.

Having the bravery and courage to believe in yourself and work for what you want makes you unstoppable. Even if your goals scare you, pushing forward and having the courage to pursue what you want will unlock your potential and present you with new opportunities.

This scholarship aims to encourage students to live with bravery and take the necessary risks to get far in life.

Any student may apply for this exclusive scholarship. To apply, tell us how you live with bravery.

Published February 28, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Jul 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us how you practice bravery and live boldly.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Lily Newman
School of Visual ArtsNew York, NY
I wish I could be as brave as I want to be. And sometimes I need help getting out of comfort zone, but its still bravery to me. For some people being brave is something like skydiving, for others it might be telling someone you love them, or even making a phone call. for people who suffer from an anxiety or panic disorder like myself, being 'brave' can appear to be simple actions to those who don't relate to our struggles. Making that phone call, saying hi to an old friend, raising your hand in class, are very brave. It's about perspective. In high school I took a public speaking class because I knew it would make me uncomfortable, I wanted to push myself. Even though many of my close friends were in the same class as me I would still feel paralyzed. Every time I finished speaking, I would return to my desk sweating and my heart pounding. My whole body would shake uncontrollably. Some classmates could present work with ease and I envied them. I felt hopeless, like no one would ever see more of who I was. So I refused to give up. After high school a lot of my social anxiety went away on its own, and entering a college for artists gave me a new sense of confidence. I still feel odd when I speak, but I've found that its getting easier. I keep speaking, I mess up sometimes, and when I realize people don't care, I can do it again. Today I actively participate in class, and even if I am awkward who really cares? I'd rather regret saying something dumb than regret when I didn't speak up for myself.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 29, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 29, 2022.