Bold Empathy Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
May 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy,” -Meryl Streep.

Being empathetic is a valuable trait and is an integral part of being a good person and being kind to those around you. You can always work on becoming more empathetic by treatting others with compassion and seeing things from their point of view.

This scholarship aims to motivate students to practice empathy and be compassionate to those around them.  

All students may apply for this exclusive scholarship opportunity. To apply, tell us how you prioritize treating others empathetically.

Published February 28, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
May 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us how you make sure to treat others with empathy.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Jozlyn Childs
Saint Charles Community High SchoolSaint Charles, MI
In July 2020, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She stopped working, and being home due to COVID allowed me to help care for her. We spent the next 11 months scared not only of Covid-19 but also of cancer. Our relationship faced new realities. She reviewed life insurance policies with me as I pulled her chemotherapy IV stand behind her to the bathroom at the Infusion Center. I shaved her head when the hair was falling off and we tried on wigs together. We laughed at the prosthetic breasts the insurance company sent her and wore them as hats at dinner. I watched my mom’s cues to determine my own responses and show her my love. Sometimes she preferred laughter while other times I had to read the room and know that it was time to let the tears flow. I think the best way to help others is to be self-aware and monitor their current needs at that moment. We can’t fix everything. Sometimes we just have to be present and display empathy. When I look back at the times I was able to most help my mom survive her diagnosis and treatment, I think displaying empathy was the most important. Someday when I am a doctor, I will be able to use this experience with empathy to help my patients as well.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 29, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 29, 2022.

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