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Bold Loving Others Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
May 16, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 16, 2022
Education Level
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“Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it,” -Karl A. Menninger.

Being open about your appreciation and love for those in your life not only makes them feel valued, but also makes you feel closer to them. In a world where so many people feel alone, showing your love for others is more important than ever.

This scholarship aims to support students who are dedicated to making those around them feel loved and appreciated.  

This scholarship is open to all students and accepts any GPAs.

To apply, tell us how you make your friends, family, and others in your life feel loved.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published February 15, 2022
Essay Topic

Tell us what you do to make your friends, family, or other people in your life feel loved.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Frankie Ashun
University of ConnecticutKillingly, CT
Loving others isn't a passive activity, it is a cyclical choice and a motivated effort to meet others where they are, regardless of your understanding of their situation. When it comes down to how individuals love each other, I'm a firm believer of different love languages. My love languages happen to be acts of service as well as spending quality time with another. Growing up the only way my family was able to physically show each other love was through making sure each other's lives were made easier by simple tasks we could accomplish. This looked like making my grandmother her tea the way she likes it, or organizing my mother's craft supplies so when she wanted to unwind after her 9 to 5 she could just get right to it. We didn't have a lot of excess income to give gifts or pursue new experiences together, but we did have our open hands and a warm heart. That translates to the present-day ways in which I show love, by cooking for an overwhelmed friend or just listening to their day. However, growing up as a person of difference has also made it important to me to show my loved ones that they are not only seen and heard individually, but as people belonging to a system that makes them navigate the world differently depending on who they are. My acts of love stem from making life easier, being there for a friend, and honoring the lived experiences of others through acknowledging difference rather than ignoring it.
Catarina Parenti
King's CollegeNorthampton, PA
There is always an amount of uncertainty in love. The wonderful thing about having friends and family in life that you love and that love you is they always know you love them. That is what makes love true and real. However, when it comes to showing love, I allow my actions to speak louder than my words. This does not mean that I never verbally express my love, but I show it in a much more impactful way. I am the listening ear for my sister through her panic attacks, and a sense of calm in my brothers aggressive episodes. I try my best every day to be a rock solid foundation and support for my family. I do the same for my friends, providing an unconditional outlet of help and support in everything they go through. Many of my friends are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have families that are less than supportive. I'm happy to be their family, not by blood but by choice. The connection, love, and care for one another, when you choose who to share it with, is always strongest, because everyone chooses to be in one another's lives; they choose to care for each other. That's what love is to me. Love is choosing not to judge someone when they are at their worst. It is being compassionate and understanding to a person, and supporting them in whatever they do and who they are. Life is difficult, and situations arise that are less than ideal, but I choose to work towards being a light in the people's lives around me. When things get difficult, I extend a helping hand and unconditional help to those around me, because that care for others, is the truest form of love I can offer.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 16, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 16, 2022.

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