Bold Fuel Your Life Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
7
Application Deadline
May 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

What fuels your life and inspires you to keep going?

Asking yourself these questions can help you find out your true motivations and goals in life. Finding these motivators and ensuring that you prioritize them in your life can help you find fulfillment and the drive to keep going.

This scholarship seeks to encourage students to reflect on the sources of motivation and joy in their lives.

All students may apply for this scholarship opportunity. To apply, tell us what fuels your life and motivates you.

Published February 28, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
7
Application Deadline
May 29, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us about the things that fuel your life (friends, hobbies, goals, etc.).

150–300 words

Winning Application

Kurtis Riener
Chabot CollegeUnion City, CA
“How does it feel, Georgie?” “I—I just can’t believe it! It feels—Ah! Oh my god!” Two simple sentences but I’ll never forget them. I had just asked my first ever sponsee in addiction recovery how it felt to be 1 month sober. His reply—remarked with an ear-to-ear smile on his face and a look of stunned belief—warmed my heart and told me I found not just my passion but my meaning in life. For many years I fought an unrelenting battle with substance abuse issues. During those times, I was a shell of who I am today. I had no drive, no passion, and no purpose. Today, with over 2 years of sobriety under my belt, I have found my purpose; I have found that helping others achieve the same transformative journey towards recovery fuels my life. My journey toward sponsorship began shortly after my first relapse. I had entered a time in my life where I found myself with a limited support system. Knowing how vital such a system was, I founded and started facilitating a substance abuse support group in my community. The support group lit a fire under me and inflamed my desire to do more. I began pursuing what was once an idle dream and started sponsoring young men who were new to recovery. Having made progress with this goal, I have found no greater pleasure in life than watching my sponsees reclaim their lives and celebrating their victories with them. The look on my sponsee’s face on that fateful day was all I needed to know what I wanted to do in life. Today, I pursue an education toward becoming a therapist specializing in substance abuse issues. To say guiding others towards recovery fuels my life is not enough, it has saved my life.
Eliron Rosin
Veterans Memorial Early College H SConverse, TX
If I had to pinpoint the motivation of myself to keep going, it would be an endless cycle of trying to figure out the root of my joy. While I don't necessarily enjoy doing anything in particular, the enjoyment of trying and learning something new is something I find to be quite an enjoyable experience. In fact, as a leader in my community, this is essential to not only my future, but the future of my followers. For instance, the first time I had to deal with the situation of professional development teaching to my cadets, I was unaware of what it meant to be an instructor, nonetheless, a professional development one. Because of this, I spent much time studying about both instruction as well as professional development as a whole. I've learned about the facets of individual consideration, as well as wide-scale group discussion among team members. However, what was the most intriguing aspect of this was that I was given the distinctive experience of learning something new. That, to me, was the most important part of getting into this position. Rather than the fear of being smothered by the unfamiliar opportunity ahead of me, I took advantage of said opportunity to learn something new, not just about others, but myself as a whole. For this, I feel the commitment to learning new things is something that I will stay directed towards because of the complete intricacies that I could experience. Not just for the benefit of learning, but rather to give back tot the world at one point and teach everyone just a little about the true beauties that come with education.

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

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