Despite living in the most prosperous period of history, millions of people are struggling.
Today, conversations around mental health are unfortunately stigmatized and isolating for the 67 million people across the country who struggle to cope with mental health concerns every day.
Additionally, those who suffer also have to worry about what others may think of them because of the regrettable stigma around mental health dialogue. This mission is personally important to me as a medical student who has seen the long-term ramifications of suppressing this conversation.
To normalize conversation and dialogue around mental health, there must be distinct opportunities to support those who have been impacted by mental health struggles toward their largest goals and aspirations.
As a small solution, the Mental Health Movement Scholarship will support one student in any field of study who has battled with mental health or has a loved one who has in the past or currently is experiencing mental health concerns.
To apply, please share a 300-word essay describing your personal/loved one’s journey and how you want to use these experiences to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness.
Describe your personal/loved one’s journey with mental illness and how you want to use these experiences to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness.
The application deadline is Apr 4, 2021. Winners will be announced on Apr 28, 2021.
The scholarship award is $4,050.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 28, 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 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.