John J. DiPietro COME OUT STRONG Scholarship

Funded by
Jordan DiPietro
$4,050
2 winners, $2,025 each
Awarded
Application Deadline
May 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
13
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Whether it’s a parent, grandparent, or mentor, we all need role models.

Role models help us establish our moral compass, conquer challenges, and form our beliefs about the world. Often, it’s not until we lose a role model and look back on our lives that we realize how important these people are in shaping the people that we become.

My dad, John J. DiPietro, had a tremendously positive impact on my life. He was a hard-nosed Italian who taught me work before play, restraint before revelry, and desire before doubt. “Come out of the gate strong,” he’d say. “You’ll never be the smartest person in the room, but you can always work the hardest.”

Unfortunately, my dad died suddenly of a brain aneurysm when I was 25 years old. Since his passing, I’ve tried to make him proud by carrying what he taught me forward. Every day, I still try to rip through the gate and grind as hard as he would.

In honor of my wonderful father, the John J. DiPietro COME OUT STRONG Scholarship exists to support a hard-working student who gets the most out of every day.

The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend college in 2021 and current undergraduate students in any field of study. While not required, it’s a plus if you have overcome significant challenges, see obstacles as opportunities for growth, and demonstrate gratitude for those who have helped you on your path.

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Reflect, Drive, Courageous, Bold
Published December 24, 2020
$4,050
2 winners, $2,025 each
Awarded
Application Deadline
May 31, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 20, 2021
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
13
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners