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Bold Longevity Scholarship

Funded by
$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Application Deadline
Apr 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 21, 2022
Education Level
Any
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“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear,” -Buddha.

Practicing healthy habits is critical to living a long, happy life. No matter how busy life gets, taking care of your physical and mental health should be your top priority. 

This scholarship seeks to encourage healthy living by supporting students who are committed to practicing habits that result in longevity. 

Any student who strives to take care of their health may apply for this exclusive scholarship. 

To apply, tell us what you think is the best way to live a healthy and long life.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published January 27, 2022
Essay Topic

What do you think is the best way to live a long, healthy life?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Kelvin Diep
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine ArtsPhiladelphia, PA
The best way to live a long, healthy life, in my opinion, is to not only take care of your physical health but your mental health as well. However, that is much easier said than done. Many scientific studies have proven that financial class and living location can also dictate how a person can live healthily. Taking care of your physical health should be a no-brainer. In America, we put so much junk in our bodies. Many of us don't get proper sleep, and healthy foods are not prioritized because of how expensive they can be, even on welfare for many people. There is not much time for exercise, especially if their checks can't meet ends meet. On the other hand, mental health is on a steady decline because it is not as prioritized as physical health. With so many pressures to navigate through life properly, people are prone to take up negative coping habits. Sometimes as adults, there is a stigma for being mentally unwell because the myth is that we should already have our life together. Societal standards also taught us that we should fend for ourselves rather than rely on support systems. It is so ingrained in our culture that even prioritizing friendships as adults are looked down on. Lastly, I believe there is a remedy for physical and mental health: getting rid of the lower class. It is not to say "stop being poor." It is the case where the poverty rates in America are so high that people can't help but prioritize things on the cheaper scale, such as processed foods and choosing to live in poorer areas. Not everyone has the means of getting regular checkups, medication, and therapy. By giving abundant resources to people in poverty, they will be able to live healthily.
Nicholas Powell
Tarleton State UniversityNorth Richland Hills, TX
A healthy long life comes comes from living a happy and healthy life. The best way to do this is to understand where your stress factors are in life, and to minimize them. Once you have minimized your stress, understand your cooping mechanisms for venting and dealing with stress. I personally love martial arts, and will rotate between the gym and martial arts as ways for me to vent my stress while also maintaining a healthy body. This keeps my mind sharp and my anxiety low, which in turn allows me to excel in other areas of my life, like academics. Once you have freed your mind from most of your physical burdens and stress, I think it is important to hone and sharpen your intellect. School, work, and finding stimulating and exciting challenges are essential for self growth. This is how I continually grow as a person, and how I hope to live a longer, and more fulfilling life.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 27, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 21, 2022.

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