Bold Perseverance Scholarship

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$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish,” -John Quincy Adams.

Perseverance is a valuable thing to practice and can help guide you successfully through all of life’s trials. Everyone faces challenges in life and the way that you react to those difficulties determines your future.

This scholarship aims to encourage students to persevere through any obstacles or challenges they face.  

Any student may apply for this scholarship, regardless of GPA, field of study, or education level.

To apply, tell us about a time when you persevered through an obstacle.

Published February 14, 2022
$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
May 15, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 15, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about a time when you had to persevere through a difficult situation.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Nathaniel Geise
Ivy Tech Community CollegeNew Castle, IN
I still remember vividly the day I found out my mother cheated on my father. I remember the devastation written all over his face, as he told her they would figure it out. I remember the guilt dominating her own expression, and how she gave up hope. They divorced and left me finishing high school, at 17 years old, to fend for myself. I lost my family, my strength, and my security all in one moment. I started college shortly after with 17 credit hours of classes, a car that barely ran, and working 40 hours a week at minimum wage. I still remember the anger, the sorrow, the depression, and the hopelessness. I will always recall throwing up, as my body succumbed more each day to the exhaustion, and swallowing it to keep taking an order in the drive-through at work. I can still see my managers sliding me boxes of chicken nuggets or misordered food at the end of my shift because they knew without it I wouldn't eat the next day. I always promised myself I would stay true to who I was, no matter how hard life became. The days all merged together as I returned home from work at 4 am, and then awoke at 7 am to go to my morning classes. Eventually, I started sleeping through classes, as the sleep deprivation became more severe. I had to drop out of college so I could work, sleep, and afford to eat. I felt so hopeless, but I held on. One day, a drive-through customer appreciated my nature so much that she offered me a job at her bank. Since that day, I have never stopped growing. I've made mistakes, and they've taught me. They broke me, but I persevered. I always get back up.

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The application deadline is May 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 15, 2022.

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