Bold Hobbies Scholarship

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

Everyone has different hobbies. These passions make life more enjoyable and creative.

Having hobbies is important, whether you pursue them casually or professionally. Hobbies can provide a nice break from stressors in your life and can even help you find your optimal career field.

This scholarship seeks to encourage students to practice their hobbies and passions.   

Any current student may apply for this scholarship opportunity. To apply, tell us about your hobbies.

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

Please tell us about your favorite hobbies.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Alexandra Sanchez
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA
I think we are too often caught up in the logistics of how we look on paper to a company. But, I think what can tell you the most about me are the things I do every day to survive. Because that is what my hobbies are to me: a means of survival. If I did not have a pen and pencil, the phonics and beats of music, or the pages of sprawled words of everyone else’s stories, I would not be here anymore. I have come to accept that my mental health is something I will always struggle with, and I quickly realized that if I did not find outlets, it would consume me whole. And so, I quickly became engulfed in the world of creative writing. Every letter becomes part of a word, that has the potential to be a part of a sentence in a paragraph, a line in a stanza, or even a word on its own. I have found beauty in combining words, with commas, with hyphens, with semicolons, to be part of a much larger image. I can say the same about music. To hear Billie Eilish sing words of defeat and goodbye in her song, “Listen Before I Go”, was all I needed to know that I could instead write about it than actually do it. And to get lost in someone else’s story, if merely for 200 pages, can and is enough to escape the horrors of my own thoughts. And as I am writing this, I realize that essentially what I am saying is that words and the order in which you put them, matters: my hobbies have quite literally saved my life.

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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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