Bold Know Yourself Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness,” -Walt Whitman.

Your longest and most important relationship in life is the one you have with yourself. As a result, it’s important to spend time truly getting to know yourself so you can appreciate all of your amazing qualities.

This scholarship encourages students to practice self-love and reflect upon themselves and their positive traits.  

Any student who would like to know more about themself may apply for this exclusive scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about something you have learned about yourself that you think is valuable.

Published February 14, 2022
$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What’s something you have learned about yourself that you’ve found valuable?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Erica Bomhoff
The Evergreen State CollegeOlympia, WA
Over the past four years, I have begun to learn what it means to practice radical acceptance: My college journey began in 2018 as Running Start student in rural Washington. My life shifted from knowing everyone in my school to having different strangers in each of my classes. I grew distant and quiet, and I struggled to talk in my classes- I dealt with impostor syndrome every day, especially as a first-generation student. Two years later, I graduated with a 4.0 GPA on my High School Diploma and AA degree. I hit the marks academically, but socially I felt inferior; I felt unable to be my authentic self. It was not until my last in-person quarter of Running Start that I took a 2-credit class that changed my life. It was called "Stress Management and Wellness," and we learned practices that promote well-being and reduce stress. Each week we would identify a stressful event and utilize stress management tools that we learned in class. Tools included progressive relaxation, breathing exercises, and other mindfulness practices. I say this 2-credit class changed my life because it allowed me to build a tool kit that helps me stay grounded in reality, accountable for my actions and attitudes, and more aware of my body, mind, and spirit. I have utilized the tools that I have gained to manage and overcome my social anxiety. Now, in my second year of college post Running Start, I am able to fully engage in my classes and take initiative in my life- I no longer freeze in social settings, but I am assertive and excited to learn from the new people I meet! The most important thing that I have learned about myself through this not-so-linear process is that I have a voice; I am enough.

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

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