Gary "G" Goldstein Scholarship

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Goldstein
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$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 15, 2021
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

Gary “G” Goldstein, an extremely appreciative and generous man, is a person to remember. 

As an avid wrestling supporter, he regularly attended sporting events and took pictures of the athletes to create memories. Through his appreciation and love for sports, he truly believed that with hard work and dedication, anyone could excel in anything. 

As an attorney, he also had a passion for higher education.

As a way to commemorate Gary’s love and dedication to life, the Gary "G" Goldstein Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one men’s wrestler and one women’s wrestler in Tennessee Region 1 who are planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 

All students from this list of high schools in Tennessee are eligible. 

To apply, please write about the biggest challenge you’ve overcome and what you learned from that experience.

Sports
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Ambition, Impact
$1,000
2 winners, $500 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
2
Application Deadline
Jul 30, 2021
Winners Announced
Aug 15, 2021
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell me about the biggest challenge you've overcome and what you learned from that experience?

300–500 words

Winning Applications

Brittney Lopez
Science Hill Jonesborough, TN
If someone were to tell me my freshman year wrestling would change my life I would have blatantly laughed in their face, but fortunately enough that was the case, wrestling did change my life. I struggled a lot with my first two years of high school with my appearance and being someone I am not. My constant thought my freshman and sophomore year was “I’ll never be like those other girls, athletic, smart and pretty”. To backtrack a little bit I struggled so much at the beginning of high school with anxiety and not having many friends and then on top of that my confidence and self esteem was way down low. I experienced panic attacks to the point where I couldn’t go to school for three days and nonstop for a whole semester. To get back to the point, the biggest challenge I’ve overcome is self esteem and confidence. To be honest when I started wrestling I didn’t know what it was about or what I was getting myself into. But what helped me overcome my internal challenge was my Coach, he never accepted a small shy response from me but to raise my voice, would never accept anything half-done, as well as not accept the word “try” to him that wasn’t “done”. He would say you can’t get anywhere in life if you don’t speak up and go obtain what you want. The first year I joined wrestling my family noticed a change in me, I wasn’t this shy, sensitive, naive girl anymore that anyone could push around. After the first year I didn’t care if I wasn’t like the other popular girls or wasn’t as pretty as they were because I was happy with myself. If it wasn’t for my Coach and a friend who encouraged me to join I wouldn’t be who I am today. Overall, I’ve learned that change is possible, it just might take a little time and motivation from others to achieve what you want. At the end of the day it is what you get out of life and accept the challenges life throws at you.
Braxton Mann
Science Hill High SchoolJohnson City, TN
Wrestling has come with very many challenges in my time with it. One of the biggest challenges I have gotten from wrestling was moving to Science Hill to wrestle my freshman year of high school. Moving from one place to another just to wrestle was very difficult for not only me but as well as my family. Wrestling in college has always been my dream and finally being able to accomplish that dream has been amazing. But moving and leaving all of my friends just to wrestle was a very big challenge I had to face to be able to get to this level in my wrestling career. I have learned that I am willing to do whatever it takes to succeed at whatever I put my mind towards doing. Wrestling comes with very big challenges in many ways when it comes to training as well. From waking up at five in the morning to get a workout in to lose weight the day of a match. Cutting weight is a very big challenge in wrestling for me because I have to focus on my diet and get extra workouts in. Cutting weight is very hard to overcome because you feel super weak and dehydrated all day to be able to make a weight to wrestle a certain spot on the team. Wrestling has changed me in many ways and the things I have learned from the experience have helped me in many challenging life situations. I have learned that the harder you work towards something the better the outcome will be. Wrestling has challenged me in many ways that I am very thankful for. I have learned many things and wrestling will be part of me for the rest of my life. I am very thankful for my family and coaches willing to help me get settled at a new school to overcome the biggest challenge wrestling has gave me.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 30, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 15, 2021.

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