Bold Passion Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Apr 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 21, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style,” -Maya Angelou.

In order to find the motivation to work hard and achieve your goals, you need to be passionate about what you’re pursuing. Staying true to your interests and letting your passions guide you can help you find your calling. 

This scholarship seeks to support passionate students so they can foster their creativity and maintain their passion throughout their education.

Any current student may apply for this exclusive scholarship. To apply, simply tell us about one of your passions.

Published January 27, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
6
Application Deadline
Apr 27, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 21, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about something you’re passionate about.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Alejandra Tavarez
Roger Williams UniversityProvidence, RI
One can hand me anything that can be scribbled on, and a writing utensil, and I am off into my own world. Drawing has always been one of my favorite hobbies. To this day, I find myself casually scribbling in my notes and I find joy in being able to create something different and creative. I enjoy drawing because it allows me to let out my ideas in a form that I can understand, and that others can interpret for themselves. Drawing has always been a passion of mine because I am very detail-oriented, but I also enjoy being creative. I find a way to be calm within myself and let my hand flow across any surface I use to draw. Drawing allows me to find peace in that current moment all while focusing on what I am feeling, rather than creating a "perfect" outcome. Just like any other form of art, it can be understood in all kinds of ways, and there is no space for misunderstanding a piece. For myself, I find letting go, creativity, and the ability to be wild when I draw. As a person who is usually picky and an organization fanatic, drawing grants me peace of mind and reminds me to slow down and let myself be present in any space I am in, including my own, rather than honing in on the next five minutes of my day and overanalyzing aspects of my life. As my favorite hobby, it brings me not only joy but also freedom and peace. It allows me to create and form new ideas, and it challenges me to be even more creative in my life in general, but also reminds me of the interpretations and perspectives of myself, and those in the world today.
Savanah Winn
Temple UniversityCockeysville, MD
As an artistic storyteller, I can be a voice for those that feel like they have lost theirs. By the time I could read I was always reading books bigger than my hand. Being an artist means that I can embody my creative powers. I’ve seen so much erasure of Black culture and creativity in history. I want to be a rebirth of my culture in the film industry. Black people have it so much harder in Hollywood because it is such a white-dominated space. Our stories are also seen as negative trauma pushed stories. This pushes stereotypes about my community. I want to be able to create authentic stories about my people. I also feel a strong need to just make stories and films where black people just exist. It’s time for us to just exist like everyone else. I plan to use my art to connect to my people by creating simple stories that involve them. My dream is to become a motion picture director. After college I want to move to Los Angeles, the hub of the film industry to pursue my dreams. I want to create films that showcase the Black community. It is important to me as a Black woman to accurately and positively represent my people and my culture. I want to create a safe space and use my connections to help broaden the horizons for others. I will create change for future generations by having safe spaces and using my connections to help broaden the horizons for others. It's time for spaces to become more inclusive. I want to have a scholarship fund for minority students that want to pursue higher education in the field of film or media. Staying true to my goals will also impact others and create change.

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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