Bold Legacy 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

What mark do you want to leave on the world?

It may be a difficult question at first, but you should strive to live your life in a way that will leave a positive impact and memorable legacy on the world.

This scholarship aims to encourage students to consider what sort of legacy they want to leave on the world. 

Any student who is open to considering what legacy they hope to leave behind may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, just tell us what you want your legacy to be and why.

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 do you want your legacy to be and why?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Sydney Smanpongse
Mt San Antonio CollegeWhittier, CA
The world that we live in is extremely flawed. My generation did not ask for this life. A life where workers wearing down their bodies performing minimum wage jobs still do not know if they will have food on the table for their children the next day. A life where ice caps are melting and a deadly pandemic is blazing uncontrolled, disproportionately affecting poor people of color. A life where you could be shot and killed for being black by the very people who were meant to serve and protect the public. A life where you are afraid to hold your same-sex partner’s hand in public because you might be physically and verbally attacked. A life where you are unprotected by the institutions that are supposed to provide “liberty and justice for all.” The legacy that I will leave will be one that uses policy to improve the lives of the public so that we, and our children, will have a better future and begin to fix the one that was handed to us against our will. As a policy director of non-profit organization, I will address the issues and barriers that plague marginalized groups: low-income communities, the LGBTQIA+ community, communities of color, and the disabled. I will force these issues to be addressed by raising awareness and mobilizing to influence social policy. My legacy will be advocacy and by the time I am gone, I will have opened society's eyes to the importance of equality.

FAQ

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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