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Bold Influence Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
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The growth of technology has come with a rise in the number of influencers in the world. 

The rise of social media and the internet have allowed for increased connections with influencers, making it critical for us to consider what type of influence we want to make on the world.

This scholarship aims to support students who hope to have a positive influence on the world and on those around them. 

Any student who is passionate about positively influencing others may apply for this scholarship. To apply, tell us the main thing you would stand for if you were an influential figure.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published September 21, 2021
Essay Topic

If you were a highly influential figure, what is the main thing that you would stand for?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Autumn Young
Midway UniversityKoshkonong, MO
If I was a highly influential person, the main thing I would stand for would be racial equality. As an Asian American, I have received many of hateful comment, especially during the pandemic. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, politicians tried to blame Asians for the pandemic. When this happened, a lot of Asian hate arose for people like me. Strangers would be more brazen with their questioning of my ethnicity. They also could not be deterred by reasoning, and it would take threats of police involvement to stop the harassment. If people were not questioning me, they were definitely glaring at me. I also know that I am not the only one who has experienced this. In fact, Asian hate crime is trending upward. Of course, this is just Asian hate. I know that everyone suffers from this racist hate. It may not be for the same reasons listed above, but I still feel sorry for them because I know what its like to be hated for having different color. Some people believe that racism is dead. I disagree. Our fight against racism is still strong, no matter your race. Therefore, if I was a highly influential figure, my fight against racism would be my top priority. Not every race is perfect because we are humans. There are good and evil humans. We should value people because of their opinions, thoughts, and actions rather than their skin color. We should eliminate the harmful stereotypes that come with being a certain color. Racism is something I will always fight, no matter if I am influential or not.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.

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