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Bold Helping Others Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2022
Education Level
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“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well,” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Helping other people not only makes a positive impact on your community and the world in general but can also feel rewarding and fulfilling. Living a life of service not only boosts your own happiness but spreads positivity all around you.

This scholarship aims to support selfless, kind students who are devoted to helping others and making the world a better place.  

Any student who is committed to helping those around them may apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

To apply, tell us about your favorite way to help other people.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published February 14, 2022
Essay Topic

What’s your favorite way to help others?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Cheyenne Rose
Dixie State UniversitySanta Clara, UT
My favourite way to help others is to perform small tasks for them. I like to take mundane, simple tasks off of my loved one's plates so that they can focus on the bigger things in life or get some rest. Specifically, I do things that need to be done that certain people in my life would rather not do; things such as, doing dishes, doing laundry, and running errands. I enjoy doing these small, unnoticeable acts of service. We have all experienced being so overwhelmed by small things that we have forgotten about bigger projects. I like to help my loved ones by allowing them to focus on the things they want to do or other things that they need to prioritize. Acts of service is definitely my love language, and I tend to predominantly show my love in this way. Often times, small gestures are just as appreciated as grand gestures. Right now, I am in a position that my time is valuable, offering thirty minutes to help someone is a big deal. I may not have a lot of time or a lot of money to help others, but if I can, I will happily volunteer to clean the house for my parents or run errands for my partner. My loved ones are busy people. They do not have the time to sit around and scrub dishes, so I do it. I take those minuscule tasks off their checklist, so that they can have an extra hour of sleep or a few minutes to read their favourite book between classes and work. It is the small things that mean the most to those in my life. I am happy to help others by performing acts of service.
Oluwatamilor Lawani
California State University-SacramentoWest Sacramento, CA
Evangelism and giving back are two of my favorite ways to assist people. Growing up in Nigeria, community service was not a widespread practice, and I was unfamiliar with the notion until I moved to the United States and learned it is one of the most widely recognized ways of giving back to the place that has become our home. My family moved to the United States in 2017 and began attending a local church, where we were promptly assigned to different units, exactly as we had always done back home. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the church had a partnership with the County of Sacramento to give back to the community, and that this duty was one that the church took very seriously. In such a short period of time, I discovered the church was very involved in activities such as the DORCAS PANTRY, which is an initiative to gather, prepare, and deliver food to low-income families and those in need throughout the county, as well as use the opportunity to evangelize to as many as possible. Furthermore, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many low-income individuals are experiencing food insecurity, increasing the need for the church to be more deeply involved with this service; however, the need for more private donations to continue increasing during this period as our Church members have limited disposable income, but this should continue for some time. I hope this service never comes to an end.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 15, 2022.

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