Jimmy Cardenas Community Leader Scholarship

Funded by
Cardenas Family
Learn more about the Donor
$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Nov 30, 2022
Winners Announced
Dec 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Must be an undergraduate student or in trade school
Career of Interest:
Must be interested in serving your community via your career
Education Level:
Career of Interest:
Must be an undergraduate student or in trade school
Must be interested in serving your community via your career

Jimmy Cardenas inspires others through his resiliency and dedication to protecting his community.

This scholarship aims to honor Jimmy Cardenas by supporting undergraduate students with similar aspirations to also serve their community. Students pursuing careers in law enforcement, nonprofits, government, nursing, firefighting, education, and other support services occupations may apply.

Underrepresented minorities and first-generation students are encouraged to apply!

To apply, tell us about a time when you overcame obstacles instead of giving up, and write about how you have demonstrated leadership in your life.

Published May 22, 2022
$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Nov 30, 2022
Winners Announced
Dec 31, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

To apply, tell us about a time when you overcame obstacles instead of giving up, and write about how you have demonstrated leadership in your life.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Shantell Mishler
Aspen UniversityGonzales, TX
I am a mother of 3 boys ages 5, 9, & 10. I also have a live-in grandmother who I care for physically and financially. I am a first-generation college student. I manage and teach lego robotics for our county 4-H program. I am an LVN pursuing her BSN to obtain my DNP. I want to train nurses, research in my field, and work in a clinic/bedside position. I want to impact my community further by providing services to the community through healthcare. Because I am a first-generation college student, I know I want to take my career to the furthest path, the DNP, to show my boys that any goal is possible with perseverance no matter where you came from. I previously worked as an EMT for four years before becoming an LVN. Before that, I also worked as a CNA for many years. I am currently enrolled in an LVN to BSN program at Aspen University. I work a full-time job during the week, a part-time job on weekends, and I am a full-time student in Aspen's hybrid online program where I attend classes on campus 1-2 times a week and then complete the coursework online the rest of the week. My greatest challenge has been my education. I do not have parents who could ever afford to go to school or pursue it themselves. My dad and My grandparents are all high school dropouts who later in life got GEDs. I am the first in many generations to pursue a degree, and I want to pursue it as far as I can. I want to show my boys that no matter where we come from, we can still be anything we want as long as we are willing to work harder than everyone around us.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Nov 30, 2022. Winners will be announced on Dec 31, 2022.