Bold Simple Pleasures Scholarship

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$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 29, 2022
Winners Announced
May 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Appreciating the small things in life can make the whole world seem like a more beautiful place.

Whether you take pleasure in spending time outside, reading, creating art, spending time with loved ones, practicing self care, exercising, or something else, it’s important to appreciate the things that bring you joy.

This scholarship aims to encourage students to reflect on life’s simple pleasures and find happiness in the little things.  

All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students may apply for this scholarship opportunity.

To apply, tell us about your favorite simple pleasures and why they make you so happy.

Published January 28, 2022
$500
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 29, 2022
Winners Announced
May 29, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us about the simple pleasures in your life and how they make you happy.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Dominic Brink
Royalmont Academy ClassicalLiberty Township, OH
I can only explain how simple pleasures of life and how they make me happy with an explanation of growth. When we experience struggle and dark times in our lives, we come to understand that it is the little things in life that brings us the most joy. During the beginning of 2021, I fell into a depressive state rooted in the figuring out of my identity. My depression resulted in horrible habits of isolation, self-harm, and other forms of self hate. This hate for who I am because of the influence of the environment that I grew up in had brought me to such a low point in my life. It was only through consistent talking and finding people close to me to share my struggle, that I rose out of this state of sadness. I started small. Driving to work or school everyday brought me to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Many times I pulled off on the side of the road at the top of the little hill before my house just to sit on the hood of my car and soak in the rays of sun. I was so thankful in those moments. So thankful to be alive and to experience the bliss of gazing at the warm sunset. I started to find joy in running. I started to find joy in the little gusts of wind that would cool my face and body. I started to find joy in my nieces and nephews. Their innocents and joy overflowed into my personality. When I finally was able to look above the water in which I was drowning, I was finally able to see the sun.

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The application deadline is Apr 29, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 29, 2022.

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