Bold Friendship Matters Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 14, 2022
Winners Announced
May 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light,” -Helen Keller.

True friends can be hard to find but can make the difficult times in life much easier to bear. Knowing the value of friendship and being there when your friends need you ultimately makes the world a better, kinder place.

This scholarship seeks to support students who know the value of friendship and strive to be the best friends they can be.

Any student who is passionate about being a supportive, loyal, and kind friend may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us what friendship means to you.

Published January 13, 2022
$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 14, 2022
Winners Announced
May 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What does friendship mean to you?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Annie Sheehan
Boston University (CDIA)Boston, MA
Friendships are one of the greatest gifts we are given. They aren’t ready-made. Just like romantic relationships, they require work, sacrifice, communication, and love — all these elements combined are what makes friendships so special. It is easy to remember the good times with friends like when you go on road trips, eat junk food, share endless laughs. It is easy to remember a night of dancing with your favorite people and feeling completely alive. But, I think, what separates a friend from a peer or colleague is how you show up for someone — and how someone shows up for you — in times of difficulty. A friend is someone who arrives at your doorstep with your favorite box of cookies after a messy breakup. A friend picks up the phone at 3 am when you are not in a healthy place and helps you crawl out of a spiral. A friend is patient. A friend is kind. The Beatles were right: we get by with a little help from our friends. I don’t take the friendships in my life for granted because I don’t know where I would be — or who I would be — without the people closest to me. I am eternally grateful for my friends.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 14, 2022.

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