Matthews Overcoming Adversity Scholarship

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Matthews
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$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 25, 2022
Winners Announced
May 26, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school junior or senior or undergraduate student
Background:
History of adversity
Drive:
Noted effort/desire to succeed from an educator or mentor
Education Level:
Background:
Drive:
High school junior or senior or undergraduate student
History of adversity
Noted effort/desire to succeed from an educator or mentor

Many people face adversity, whether it’s through abuse, abandonment, or other trauma. 

Fortunately, trauma-related barriers to success can often be mitigated through caring relationships. The support of just one caring person can increase the success of kids in difficult situations.

This scholarship is in loving memory of Keith Shafenberg, and aims to support students who have faced adversity so they can go on to thrive in their academic and personal lives.  

Any undergraduate student or high school junior or senior who has a history of abandonment, abuse, trauma, neglect, or other toxic stress and has an educator or mentor who has noted their effort and desire to succeed may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us how adversity in your past has shown the importance of support systems and how you plan to prioritize your support throughout college.

College Readiness
$500
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Apr 25, 2022
Winners Announced
May 26, 2022
Education Level
Undergraduate, High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How has adversity in your past highlighted the importance and impact of positive support (mentors, group or team involvement, church membership, etc.) on your journey to higher education and how do you plan to continue prioritizing those types of support through college?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 25, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 26, 2022.