Bold Growth Mindset Scholarship

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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

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning,” -Benjamin Franklin.

Having a growth mindset can help you maintain a positive attitude throughout all of life’s trials, helping you learn from and overcome difficult situations.

This scholarship aims to motivate students to always be open to growth, change, and progress so they can make the most of difficult situations. 

Any student who lives with a growth mindset may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us what you do to keep a growth mindset in your life?

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

How do you keep a growth mindset?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Aaron Mitchell
Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA
To maintain a growth mindset, I created a system that helps me deal with the feelings of insecurity and defensiveness that inhibit growth. For example, I often feel bad about my artwork, which makes addressing the problems I face more difficult because it can be painful. To deal with the insecurity of my artistic self-image, I reframe the problem. Instead of focusing on how bad I feel in the moment, I turn my attention to how good I will feel tomorrow knowing that my art is objectively better because I practiced intentionally. As a result, I work harder in pursuit of that warm, rewarding feeling of satisfaction. To maintain growth in the face of inevitable fluctuations in motivation, drive, and interest, I structure the time I spend working based on a work-reward feedback loop. Each time I work, I alternate between working for 45 minutes and spending 15 minutes relaxing. This way, I avoid burnout and make it clear when I will be rewarded for my work. Additionally, I make sure to write out detailed goals and specific, actionable means of achieving them before I start working. This way, I know exactly what I’m doing and why. With this system, I have drastically improved my art skills, won scholarships, and improved my physical and mental health in the past year. I hope this advice helps others face their insecurities and continue to grow.

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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