Heather Payne Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Sean Mancillas
Learn more about the Donor
$5,330
1st winner$2,665
2nd winner$2,665
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2022
Education Level
Any
10
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Background:
Has lost a sibling to suicide
Background:
Has lost a sibling to suicide

Suicide is a significant but preventable cause of death in the US, affecting people of all age groups. 

In 2019 alone, 47,500 people died by suicide, making suicide the second-leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 34. In order to save these lives, it’s vital that mental health resources are improved and that the stigma around mental illness is combated. 

This scholarship seeks to show support for those who have lost a sibling to suicide in order to raise awareness about the prevalence of suicide and the ways of persevering through loss.

Any student who has lost a sibling to suicide may apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

To apply, tell us how you persevered through the loss of a sibling to suicide and what advice you’d give to someone currently going through it.

Published April 21, 2022
$5,330
1st winner$2,665
2nd winner$2,665
Open
Application Deadline
Aug 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Aug 31, 2022
Education Level
Any
10
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please share how you persevered through the loss of a sibling due to suicide while still focusing on your education. What advice would you give someone who is currently experiencing this?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2022.