Go Blue Crew Scholarship

Funded by
Brian Thelen
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 15, 2024
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school junior or senior
GPA:
3.5 or higher
State:
Michigan
Education Level:
GPA:
State:
High school junior or senior
3.5 or higher
Michigan

It’s no secret that college is expensive.

Earning an education is so valuable, but it can be difficult to pay for. The financial barrier sometimes discourages students from pursuing what they are passionate about. However, everyone deserves the opportunity to work toward what they are interested in and excited about. The Go Blue Crew Scholarship seeks to give a high school student the boost they need to begin paying for a college education. 

Michigan high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply if they have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

To apply, write about what your goals are for the future.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published July 9, 2023
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 15, 2024
Winners Announced
Apr 15, 2024
Education Level
High School
1
Contribution
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Tell us a little about yourself. What are your goals for the future?

300–500 words

Winning Application

Abhishek Vishnu Subash
South Lyon High SchoolSouth Lyon, MI
Growing up as a second-generation Indian American, I have been exposed to western and eastern cultures throughout my development. I am very grateful to have been exposed to these cultures because they both bring completely different elements to my individuality. I can appreciate its benefits and understand its importance. The main contributor to cultural integration has been technological advancement in an increasingly globalized society. This, among many other perks of technological explorations, like Artificial Intelligence, has inspired me to pursue a future career in technology and engineering. When I talk about myself, I cannot omit the fact that I'm a twin. My twin brother, diagnosed with severe autism and developmental delay, is the main inspiration behind my passion for engineering, especially robotic engineering. I always ponder how I can help my brother develop verbal, social, and self-help skills. His everyday struggles must be addressed, and I intrinsically feel a responsibility to be part of his solution. How can we avail technological advancement to its full potential to help those who struggle to reach theirs? My journey to becoming an engineer and an innovator starts from here. The lack of well-trained professionals to teach autistic children in school settings is a significant drawback for one-on-one sessions. My brother never received a one-on-one session with his therapists at school. Group therapy is very distracting, and he was denied the social skill group due to his inability to focus. My mom fought for it but never received a favorable answer due to the lack of well-trained professionals. However, instead of hoping for a well-trained professional to appear, what if I learned to code one? As technology continues to become more affordable, one child and one robot could eventually be an efficient solution. The robot can provide individual and undivided attention to a single child in accordance with the preferences, disabilities, and needs of the child. Robotic inventions are changing the way of the modern world. Robots are less intimidating than humans. When I speak from experience, I understand autistic people have difficulties processing and understanding other people's emotions. Interacting with a robot is much easier for them than with humans. I always engage with my brother to bring out his deep, delved personality. Most of the time, the interactions annoy or frustrate him, which breaks my heart. In this scenario, interacting with a robot can help my twin brother overcome the social development barriers that prevent him from engaging in meaningful interaction with me. The best engineering college with hands-on experience is Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. My goal is to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Robotics from that university to aid me in my ambitions to build and invent a unique robot that can facilitate the development of children with autism. However, Kettering is a private institution and far more than what I can afford. Therefore, I'm applying for as many scholarships as possible to turn my vision into reality.