Eating disorders affect millions of people around the world, leading to 10,200 deaths each year.
9% of Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, often leading to health problems, depression, attempted suicide, or even death.
This scholarship seeks to support individuals who have been impacted by eating disorders so they can pursue their undergraduate education. Lack of awareness and prevailing stigma around eating disorders prevent many who suffer from getting the help and support they need.
Any high school or undergraduate student who have been impacted by eating disorders and disordered eating are welcome to apply, but those who have survived or live with this unique struggle themselves are preferred.
To apply, tell us how eating disorders have impacted your life and how you will use those experiences to fight the stigma around eating disorders and support those struggling.
How have eating disorders impacted your life, and how do you plan to use these experiences to reduce stigma and provide support for others struggling with eating disorders during your college experience?
The application deadline is Feb 28, 2022. Winners will be announced on Mar 28, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 28, 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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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