Brian J Boley was a beloved son who lost his battle with mental illness and the spiral of self medicating addiction at the young age of 21.
Mental illness and addiction are each challenging battles on their own, but they often go hand in hand. Roughly 50% of individuals with severe mental disorders are also affected by substance abuse. To help people through their illnesses or addiction, it’s critical that the next generation of mental health professionals are educated and empowered to help individuals in their battle to overcome their illnesses.
This scholarship aims to honor the memory of Brian by supporting students in financial need who are pursuing a degree in the mental health field.
Any high school student who is planning on pursuing a degree to help those with mental illness or addiction may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us why you’re pursuing a degree in the mental health field and how you will try to make a difference in the lives of others.
Why are you pursuing a degree in the mental health field and how you will try to make a difference in the lives of others?
The application deadline is Oct 5, 2023. Winners will be announced on Nov 5, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 5, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.