Meaningful Existence Scholarship

$10,000
2 winners, $5,000 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
10
Application Deadline
Sep 6, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 12, 2023
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Field of Study:
Mental heath-related fields with the intention of pursuing a career as a therapist
Education Level:
Field of Study:
Undergraduate or graduate student
Mental heath-related fields with the intention of pursuing a career as a therapist

“The United States does not have nearly enough mental health professionals to treat everyone who is suffering. Already, more than 150 million people live in federally designated mental health professional shortage areas. Within a few years, the country will be short between 14,280 and 31,109 psychiatrists, and psychologists, social workers, and others will be overextended” -Association of American Medical Colleges

The Meaningful Existence Scholarship was created to address the critical shortage of mental health professionals nationwide. Now, more than ever, people need access to talk therapy and related resources. But the supply of therapists has not kept up with demand. Our mission is to help close that gap. 

If you are a student committed to pursuing a career as a therapist, we want to support your goal. Scholarship winners will receive $5,000 to put towards tuition, fees, and other related financial obligations. Please apply by submitting an essay that answers the prompt below. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Impact
Published June 5, 2023
$10,000
2 winners, $5,000 each
Awarded
Winners
2
Finalists
10
Application Deadline
Sep 6, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 12, 2023
Education Level
Graduate, Undergraduate
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Why are you passionate about pursuing a career in therapy?

400–600 words