Bold Talent Scholarship

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Bold.org
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$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
May 26, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 26, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work” -Stephen King.

Your unique talents make you special and can help you find the best career path. However, talent alone isn’t enough to succeed in the world. In order to be the best you can be, it’s critical that you practice and work hard on your talents.

This scholarship aims to motivate talented students to follow their dreams and invest in higher education.   

All students are eligible to apply for this scholarship. To apply, tell us about your talents and how you practice to be as skilled as possible.

Published February 25, 2022
$500
1 winner$500
In Review
Application Deadline
May 26, 2022
Winners Announced
Jun 26, 2022
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us about your talent(s) and what you do to practice your skills.

150–300 words

Winning Application

Chelsey Lu
Castro Valley HighCastro Valley, CA
My teacher once called me quad-lingual––fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. While I still feel undeserving of this label, I would say it is my greatest talent. From a very young age, I became engulfed in the Chinese language. Raised by parents who are fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and its other Asian dialects, adopting these languages came fairly naturally to me. The more I spoke, language grew to be more than just a form of communication, but also a means to connect. Whether it was fluidly transitioning between languages in the midst of a sentence or substituting Chinese idioms and phrases into my vocabulary, my multilingual ability became an important part of my identity. The opportunity to share this characterizing aspect of my identity with peers came through my involvement in Program 3C in high school. As a mentor to English Learner students, my multilingual upbringing enabled me to reach across language barriers and engage in lunchtime conversations with foreign-born peers. Starting with questions about what the best part about living in El Salvador was or what the weather was like in Guangzhou Province, our interactions soon developed into fuller conversations about adjusting to life in America. These bi-weekly encounters provided me with deeper insight into the perspectives of foreign-born students and the harsh realities of moving to America from abroad. It was my involvement in this program where I witnessed my love for language extend beyond simple communication into the community bonds it was able to foster. This sense of companionship and value of inclusivity is what I bring to all the environments I am a part of but is also what I hope to bring as a prospective student to promote a more interconnected and culturally diverse atmosphere in higher education.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 26, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jun 26, 2022.

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