The COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely unique and life-altering period of time for everyone.
Whether you contracted the virus or not, the pandemic, quarantine, and other guidelines surrounding the entire ordeal have changed everyone’s lives and who they are today.
The pandemic has manifested itself in various ways for different people. Some have benefitted from the life lessons they’ve learned while others have struggled with the negative effects of isolation and uncertainty.
The Nikhil Desai Reflect and Learn COVID-19 Scholarship exists to encourage students to reflect on their COVID-19 experience. The scholarship will be awarded to one student in any field of study who best reflects the changes, both positive and negative, they’ve had to deal with through this unprecedented period of time.
Please reflect on how COVID-19 has affected your life. What have you learned about yourself and about the world during this time?
The application deadline is Mar 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Mar 31, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Mar 31, 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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.