Mattie's Way Memorial Scholarship

$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
4
Application Deadline
May 2, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Field of Study:
Psychology and/or counseling
States:
West Virginia, Georgia, or Alabama
Education Level:
Field of Study:
States:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Psychology and/or counseling
West Virginia, Georgia, or Alabama

Matthew “Mattie” Wilmoth was a beloved son who struggled for years with anxiety and depression. 

Despite seeming to be doing well after seeking help, Matt kept many of his feelings to himself and took his life at the age of seventeen on June 16th, 2022. While awareness and resources for mental health have been improving recently, there is still a significant stigma around mental illness that prevents many people from getting the help they need. 

This scholarship aims to raise awareness of mental health issues so that those struggling are able to access the help they need to keep fighting so they can one day thrive. 

Any high school senior or undergraduate student in West Virginia, Georgia, or Alabama, who is majoring in psychology and/or counseling, a field Matt was interested in, may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about yourself and why you’re passionate about psychology.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Drive, Awareness
Published February 21, 2023
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
4
Application Deadline
May 2, 2023
Winners Announced
Jun 1, 2023
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are passionate about psychology.

400–600 words