Bold Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 24, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 24, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Mental health is a critical factor in life, yet many people continue to struggle with it every day.

In 2019, 51.5 million adults in the U.S., almost one in five, were living with a mental illness. College students and other young adults also have high rates of mental illness, as one in four people between the ages of 18 and 24 have a mental illness.

The Bold Mental Health Awareness Scholarship will support one student who is struggling with mental health or is passionate about helping others who struggle with mental health. 

This scholarship is open to all students from any field of study. You can apply by telling us about what you think should be done to help people who struggle with mental health.

Published March 23, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 24, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 24, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What's one practical solution for helping more people who struggle with mental health?

250–300 words

Winning Application

Camille Gix
University of Washington-Seattle CampusSeattle, WA
As someone who has struggled their entire life with anxiety and maintaining mental well-being, I am lucky to have been sent to a therapist from a young age by my parents. This early exposure has kept me from holding stigma around mental healthcare and therefore allowed me to advocate openly for the benefits of therapy and treatment. I have personally helped many in my circles get connected to easily accessible providers to help them in their own mental health journey. A practical way to raise more kids without a preconceived stigma is getting more people comfortable with seeking help early. One way this can be done is through public policy. As a student of public policy and an advocate for civic engagement, I know the impact a policy solution can have. In my eyes, policy is the number one way to solve most of the pressing issues of our time. For example, this past year during my state's legislative session, I worked with different political action groups to lobby our legislators to pass a variety of bills. This included a bill that will now require full funding for public schools from elementary through high school to have on-site counseling services free to students. How wonderful would it be to have such easy access to a licensed mental health professional right at school? The next generation of youth in Washington state will grow up with that, slowly helping to destigmatize mental health services. This is something that should be done across the entire country in order to normalize seeking therapy and help from children's earliest years.

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The application deadline is Jun 24, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 24, 2022.

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