“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 Sep 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 15, 2021. 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.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
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.