Bold Gratitude 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

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others,” -Cicero. 

We often don’t realize how lucky we are to have the possessions, loved ones, and opportunities that we do. Even if you’re still working to make your dream life a reality, it’s important to be grateful for the things you do have.

This scholarship seeks to encourage students to practice gratitude and appreciate all of their gifts in life.  

All students may apply for this scholarship opportunity. To apply, tell us how you practice gratitude and appreciation in your life.

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 how you live with gratitude and appreciate everything you have.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Eowyn Dautrich
Ray Braswell H SDenton County, TX
There was a time in my life when I was homeless with my family. We weren't exactly on the streets, but we didn't have a place to come home to and call "home." My family and I lived with our friends at the time because we had nowhere to go. We lived off food stamps, poor healthcare, and barely made it by until we could afford a house again. Looking back to that moment and the present, I am grateful for everything that my family and I have. My dad works long, horrible hours to provide for his family. My mom, who is disabled, is a stay-at-home mom who ensures the best for her children. I am grateful for my parents opening the door of possibles and opportunities for my brother and me; they work extremely hard to do so. Plus, it is the littlest things that most people don't think about that I am grateful for. In the morning, I wake up and brush my teeth, wash my face, and take a shower. I am grateful for running water to clean myself. In the afternoon, I eat my sandwich, chips, and pickles. I am grateful for food to nourish me. In the evening, I lay on my bed with my dogs and read. I am grateful for my ability to have a comforting place. I am blessed with a house and functioning utilities, I am blessed to have food, and I am blessed to be comfortable because in the past these weren't easy to obtain. Overall, I am grateful for the past experiences that shaped me into who I am by teaching me to appreciate both where I started and where I am today.
Amber Hall
Central Carolina Community CollegeHolly Springs, NC
Right now, I am looking outside my window at the wintery wonderland that has flooded my neighborhood. My cat is sitting beside me and we are watching the birds frolic in the snow. There are several things to be grateful for right there. I have a warm, comfortable house, snow outside, I have a cat that loves me, and I get to watch the happy critters play. It is easy to find something I am grateful for, in fact, there are thousands, if not millions of things I am grateful for each day. Gratitude keeps me positive and focused on what matters in life. The best way for me to appreciate everything I have is to write it down. It is easy to be negative and only focuses on the bad in life, but writing down things I am grateful for brightens my day and I start to see the positive. There are several ways I write these things down. One is my day planner. In my day planner, above each day, there is a section that asks what I am grateful for. So, every day I get to write something that I am thankful for. The other way I do this is in my gratefulness journal. I write the day and things I am grateful for. When I look back on what gave me gratitude, I am always amazed at how blessed I am. If something is going on that doesn't seem good, writing down things that I am grateful for always helps. There is so much to be grateful for in my life. I know I don't deserve anything I have, it is all a gift from God. So, keeping this in mind, I appreciate His neverending love for me and blessings.

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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