Dr. Jake Goodman and Zachery Dereniowski, two passionate mental health activists, started the Mental Health Movement (MHM) in October of 2020 in the hopes of de-stigmatizing conversations concerning mental health. Both co-founders are personally connected to the mission, “You Matter Most”, as they have seen friends lose their lives to mental illness.
Last year, with Covid forcing everyone to socially isolate, Jake and Zach took to social media to help people feel more connected and provide others with proof that they are not alone when it comes to their mental health. MHM is driven to give those battling with mental health a voice to be heard and know that whatever they are going through, they will persevere.
This summer, the duo connected with one of their favorite medical study companies, Picmonic, to create the MHM x Picmonic Scholarship. Picmonic knows your life is busy. They get it. That’s why they created a mnemonic learning system for medical students. It's built to save you time when studying, boost your test scores, and get your life back as a student. Picmonic has agreed to donate $2,000 to the scholarship in hopes of motivating those who have experienced a mental illness to keep fighting and pursue their educational dreams.
To apply, please share a 300-word essay describing your personal or loved one’s journey and how you want to use these experiences to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness.
What was your personal or loved one’s experience with mental illness like and how do you want to use that experience to positively impact the lives of others battling mental illness?
The application deadline is Sep 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Sep 15, 2021.
The scholarship award is $4,000.
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.