We all know that the best jokes are the ones that are true. They can reveal deep insights about problems and prejudices in our society and break the ice so we can start working towards solutions.
Sometimes the most outrageous events we have witnessed speak to say something meaningful about the society or the world in general.
For example, parents giving their children their Frappuccino to stop them from whining doesn't actually help the kid. It just gives them a prescription for diabetes a few years in the future.
Sometimes it's hard to get people to talk about societal problems or how we can use humor to acknowledge problems in the real world that people are too scared to talk about. Almost like an ice breaker.
I want to create a scholarship to give $500 to one student who I feel has the best piece of satirical writing and honors this centuries-long tradition of satire.
In order to apply, write a short essay about an experience that you have you witnessed that made you worry for the future of humanity. Be sure to show your humorous and satirical side when writing your essay and have fun!
What experience have you witnessed that made you worry for the future of humanity?
The application deadline is Jan 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 1, 2022.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 1, 2022. 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 winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
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.