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.
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?
The application deadline is Aug 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Aug 31, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 31, 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.