“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness is the pathway to a better world.
Everyone, regardless of their circumstances, is struggling with something.
While you may not be able to understand or solve another person's problems, you can often make a difference with the smallest of gestures. Something as simple as a genuine smile or a friendly greeting can go a long way if given to someone at the right time.
As one small way to promote more kindness in the world, the Bold.org Kindness Matters No-Essay Scholarship exists to support someone who is committed to spreading more kindness in the world.
The scholarship is open to all students and non-students from any field of study. The only requirement is that you believe in the power of kindness to be an immensely positive force in the world.
The application deadline is Apr 8, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 8, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 8, 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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.