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Bold Memories Scholarship

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1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Apr 30, 2022
Education Level
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“Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them." -Bob Dylan.

Thinking about and learning from your memories can significantly shape who you are and how you perceive your life. 

This scholarship seeks to support students who learn from their memories and have been shaped by a previous experience.

Any student whose life has been impacted by a past experience or memory may apply for this scholarship. To apply, tell us about an experience that changed a part of who you are. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published September 25, 2021
Essay Topic

What is one experience that has shaped a part of who you are today?

150–300 words

Winning Application

McKenna Moulds
Grand Valley State UniversityRockford, MI
Although I may seem like a normal teenage student at first glance, I have a past that many would never suspect. I grew up in an incredibly stable household with two amazing, loving, and successful parents. I have a younger sister who is my best friend, and I can easily say that I have had an incredibly happy childhood. However, there is one drastic difference between myself and the majority of my peers. I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with a pontine glioma at the age of four. The tumor was near my brain stem located in the pons. At that time I was given a ten percent chance of survival. Surgery was not an option for me due to the size and placement of my tumor, so my parents chose chemotherapy. I had to undergo two full years of chemotherapy with weekly hospital visits. Being such a young girl, I really didn’t understand the severity of my situation, and frequent hospital appointments became my normal routine. MRIs and appointments were weekly occurrences for many years. My cancer is a part of me, and I strongly believe that it made me the confident, resilient person I have become today. As I am starting my college career, I can reflect on how lucky and blessed I have been in my life. Not only did I beat childhood cancer, but I am now over ten years cancer-free. That part of my life is completely behind me now, and I could not be more grateful. Cancer is a big piece of my history, and it has shaped who I am today, but there is no way that I will let it affect my future. This chapter in my life has officially been closed.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.

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