"A's Don't Matter" No-Essay Scholarship

1 winner$500
Next Application Deadline
Jul 31, 2021
Next Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2021
Education Level
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” - Richard Feynman

In school, you're told to follow the rules and get A's.

But once you enter the real world, your grades don't matter. What matters is your ability to solve hard, ambiguous problems. To do this well, you need to follow your interests, work hard, build strong relationships, and think independently.

As one small way of encouraging everyone to stop obsessing about getting an "A" in their courses, the "A's Don't Matter" No-Essay scholarship will support one curious and ambitious student who thinks outside of the box, follows his or her interests, and has a genuine love for learning.

The scholarship is open to all students and non-students from any field of study. The only requirement is that you're a go-getter who will do what it takes to pursue your calling.

Selection Criteria:
Passion, Curiosity, Ambition
Published June 10, 2021