Bold Giving Scholarship

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

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves,” -Helen Keller.

Being committed to generosity and to helping those around you not only improves the lives of your friends, family, and community, but can also make you feel a sense of purpose and value in the world.  

This scholarship seeks to motivate students to appreciate what they have, give back, and live selflessly.  

All students may apply for this exclusive scholarship, including high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. 

To apply, tell us why giving is so important to you and how you give back to others.

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

Tell us why giving is important to you and what you do to give back.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Madison Wong
Irvington High SchoolFremont, CA
Someone once told me the opposite of stress is hope, but I’d argue gratitude is. When someone holds a door for me, for example, it doesn’t matter if I’m late or worried about what room I’m supposed to go to; in that instant, I can’t help but appreciate how someone gave a stranger some of their time. Giving is important to me because it inherently requires empathy, kindness, and humanity, qualities the world needs more of. I give back through my leadership in several organizations, but I’ll always have a special appreciation for the impact I have through diabolo. When I’m teaching someone at a fair, they will often try once and hand back my sticks out of embarrassment. Anyone who walks away in that moment likely won’t have another chance to try a hobby they might end up being interested in, so I’ll quickly give them a specific tip and encourage them to try one more time. In eighth grade, I started teaching diabolo twice a week. This came with new challenges, but I take the same approach: I’ll give a hug to a student who had a bad day in school, perspective to another who isn’t advancing as quickly as they want, and suggestions for a new skill to a student bored with practicing the same tricks. With these short interactions, I want to share a part of my culture and also show the person I’m working with that I don’t mind giving them individual attention. Whether they got the prop to spin for ten seconds or put together a choreography, every person I’ve taught has accomplished something. I hope each individual recognizes their achievement and walks away with a little more confidence that there are people in the world who will unconditionally offer their support.

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

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