Bold Science Matters Scholarship

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$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Sep 14, 2022
Winners Announced
Oct 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Science is critical to the future of our world. 

An increasing number of students are pursuing degrees in STEM, with more than 330,000 students receiving Bachelor’s degrees in STEM in 2015-2016 alone.

This scholarship seeks to support students who are interested in science and fascinated by scientific discoveries. 

Any student may apply for this scholarship. To apply, tell us which scientific discovery is your favorite and why.

Published April 14, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
Open
Application Deadline
Sep 14, 2022
Winners Announced
Oct 14, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What’s your favorite scientific discovery and why?

150–300 words

Winning Application

morgan treece
University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesNorth Little Rock, AR
My favorite scientific discovery is technology. Norwegian politician, Christian Louis Lange, once said, “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” This quote summarizes how I see technology impacting the world around us in the future. The future of technology in medicine also contains benefits and problems. Robotics will be benefitting patients who are paralysis by enabling neurons to send messages to enable the patient to walk again using robotics. The future of cardiovascular care will be transformed by advances in artificial intelligence, digital health technology and mobile devices as a means to prevent and treat heart disease. Diseases such as diabetes will have better treatments as a looped system for testing glucose and giving insulin are combined into a pump. Brain technology will even be able to rewind diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Cancer may even be treated and cured with the use of artificial intelligence, precision surgery and application of digital sensors to kill cancer cells. Future technological innovation is going to keep transforming healthcare, yet while technologies (new drugs and treatments, new devices, new social media support for healthcare, etc.) will drive innovation, human factors will remain one of the stable limitations of technological breakthroughs. My pathway as a future emergency room physician will be affected by technology tremendously. The process of constant learning as technology advances will make my work more detailed and difficult but also more gratifying as drugs are improved, surgeries become more précised, treatment plans become more individualized and cures are found to improve patient healthcare. The risk of patient information being hacked, the technology not adjusting for individual differences and other obstacles that may arise as technology advances will ensure the physician is still involved in patient care.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Sep 14, 2022. Winners will be announced on Oct 14, 2022.