Bold Great Minds Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 25, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 25, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” - Washington Irving

Great minds are more important than ever. 

In order to better the world and tackle the many problems that we’re facing, it is essential for great minds to work together and think critically about our world. 

The Bold Great Minds Scholarship exists to support one student with a great mind who is passionate about using their mind to the fullest in order to benefit the world. 

This scholarship is open to any student from all fields of study. To apply, tell us about a historical figure you admire, and why.

Published March 24, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 25, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 25, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Who is someone you admire from history and why?

250–300 words

Winning Application

Janrae Zedric Abella
University of Nevada-Las VegasLas Vegas, NV
A historical figure I firmly admire would be a German Commander, Erwin Rommel. Although he did fight in the Second World War against the Allied Forces, he was not a loyal Nazi-like many German commanders during Hitler’s reign. In some instances, Rommel was even disobedient to Hitler at many times whenever he saw it fit. I admire Rommel for his personality and respectful attitude towards his troops, unlike some German Commanders during the war. Often, Rommel was direct and firm to both his superiors and subordinates. Rommel, however, was gentle and kind to his troops, both German and Italian troops under his command. Despite being a renowned commander, he was a shy and introverted person, and he was overly formal even to his closest aides. Known as the “Desert Fox,” Rommel was instrumental in the German Army. Other than his military prowess, I admired him for his character. As I said earlier, Rommel, unlike other German commanders, treated his Italian allies with the utmost respect. Many commanders falsely accused Rommel of mistreating the Italians to get his position as Field Marshal, but the Prime Minister of Italy, Benito Mussolini, refuted these accusations. Rommel was the picture of modern-day Chivalry. During the war in Europe, there were orders for the execution of Allied commandos. Rommel chose to disobey these orders and treat these commandos as regular Prisoners of War. Rommel often led from the front, which put his life at high risk on many occasions. Although there are some controversies we don’t know much about, such as not intervening in the Holocaust, Rommel has proven himself to be a respectable and gallant individual. He died in 1944 after Hitler forced him to commit suicide out of suspicions that he may be rebelling against him.

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