Nikhil Desai "Favorite Film" Scholarship

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Nikhil Desai
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$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
May 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 30, 2021
Education Level
Any
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Oftentimes, the academic process can be agonizing and stressful, especially in our climate today. Writing scholarship essays, answering application questions, all while balancing regular school work can become overwhelming and rather unenjoyable. This often leads to discontent and discouragement, swaying students from school and ruining their perception of education. 

In an attempt to dispel this thinking, I am creating the Nikhil Desai "Favorite Film" Scholarship. I believe this scholarship will provide students with an academic opportunity that is enjoyable, creatively stimulating, and expressive beyond the monotony of regular school work. 

Anyone is eligible to apply for this scholarship. To apply, please tell me about your all-time favorite movie/film and why it’s your favorite!

Selection Criteria:
Essay, Expression, Creativity, Thought
Published March 1, 2021
$1,000
1 winner$1,000
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
May 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Jun 30, 2021
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What is your all-time favorite film? Why?

50–300 words

Winning Application

Noelle Ramsay
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy- New YorkNew York, NY
The Shawshank Redemption. A beautiful film about a man sentenced to life in prison but then escaping. Most people would assume now their life is over, but nothing is over until it is over! Frank Darabont did an excellent job directing this picture. Spoiler alert: The main character--Andy--had devised a ridiculous escape plan, revealed at the end of the story. The little projects and things that led to his final escape were mind-blowing because it was all shown implicitly throughout the film. Talk about hiding in plain sight! This film taught me about sneaky people can be no matter how they present themselves! Andy seems to accept his sentence; however, he knows prison is not where he belongs. There are many lessons to learn from the film, but my biggest takeaway is the importance of optimism. The protagonist of the story never once settled with the idea of staying locked up for life. This mentality set him free of doubt and imprisonment.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jun 30, 2021.

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