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Bold Make Your Mark Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 21, 2022
Education Level
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“Immortality is to live your life doing good things, and leaving your mark behind,” -Brandon Lee.

Everyone wants to leave a lasting mark on the world, but it can feel impossible to do so. You can leave an impression on the world through your career, your service to others, your creativity, and your talent.

This scholarship aims to support students who have big goals and plan to leave a lasting mark on the world.   

Any student can apply for this scholarship opportunity. To apply, tell us about the mark you want to leave on the world and how you plan to make it happen.

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

What impact do you hope to leave on the world, and how do you plan to do so?

150–300 words

Winning Application

Lawndale HighGardena, CA
I intend on empowering others on the importance of early intervention regarding Autism. As a sibling of a special needs brother, I have learned that so many people know the word Autism but do not understand what it is to love, support and advocate for a special needs individual. By sharing my voice, I intend to leave a mark on the world about knowing that a family together cannot be divided by Autism but only stronger. My brother Justin has left a huge imprint on the world and my life and through his journey I have learned how I as a sibling can be of a support to him as well as in my community. I serve as a kid ambassador for a non-profit organization called Special Needs Network. This organization has taught me about acceptance, early intervention and advocacy. I learned that sharing our voice and raising awareness on the importance of Autism can change the lives of so many in the world. My plan is to create an Autism inclusion sibling bonding camp that will help create a lifelong relationship between siblings as they learn how to communicate with each other. This program will have a support group for children and siblings as well. This form of positive impact will not only give hope but empower families and the world to accept, grow, learn and love a person with Autism.
Germain-Blaise Nkede
University of Maryland, BaltimoreBaltimore, MD
On May 21st, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Towson University. My involvement in Towson’s Grace Life Collegiate and being a Resident Assistant (RA) transformed me into the man I am today. On June 1st, I began attending University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to obtain my Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. With my degree, I will become a physical therapist and build a community center called “Blaise’s World” in the future. Blaise’s World will consist of “Blaise Physical Therapy Clinic” and “Blaise Gym”. My goal is to create a healthy environment where people can obtain physical and spiritual nourishment. Additionally, this community center will be a place where young adults can exercise and receive physical, educational, and spiritual guidance. To achieve this objective, there will be a mentorship program for individuals under 18. Mentees will receive free gym access and discounts by meeting with their mentor a minimum of twice a month and receiving a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Also, I will use the funds I obtain from the gym memberships for scholarships. Finally, I will ensure Blaise’s World is a place that is filled with a positive atmosphere. To do this, I will have bible scriptures on all the facility’s walls, especially Philippians 4:6 (NLT) “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Overall, Blaise’s World will be a place where patients receive compassionate care and spiritual encouragement throughout their service.


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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