Catrina Celestine Aquilino was a committed lawyer whose life was cut short by triple negative breast cancer at the age of thirty-four.
During her career, Catrina helped people throughout multiple communities. Her passion was justice should be accessible, of which, Catrina made a reality for many. She always felt that no matter where a person was born or which family they were born into, it would never play into whether she would care. She was brilliant and generous to all.
In her teenage years, Catrina volunteered at the US Holocaust Museum. While in University, she was able to visit Ghana to see how women worked, spent one summer in Guatemala interviewing indigenous peoples, and took coursework in France. She was fluent in three languages.
This scholarship seeks to honor Catrina’s legacy by supporting students pursuing a degree in law or healthcare. With the goal to help them accomplish greater things, this scholarship will allow them to cast their circle beyond.
Any first-generation student in college or graduate school who is interested in law and/or healthcare may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, tell us about yourself and how you hope to help the world through your career in medicine or law.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on the world through your medical or law career.
The application deadline is Oct 12, 2022. Winners will be announced on Nov 11, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 11, 2022. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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