The COVID-19 pandemic has been a unique and life-altering period of time for everyone.
While the pandemic brought about many challenges, it has also ushered in opportunities for growth. 2020 marked an unparalleled year for progress in social entrepreneurship, environmental impact, technological innovation, and more people entering a career in medicine.
Alluding to Pandora’s Box, the Pandemic’s Box Scholarship will celebrate the stories of positivity and good outcomes that came about for people during the pandemic.
The scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate school students, and adults looking to return to school.
To apply, please write a short essay (150 to 200 words maximum) or record a video (45 seconds to 1-minute maximum) describing how the pandemic has affected your life and/or aspirations in a positive way.
Please record a short video or write a brief essay that answers the following question: How has the pandemic affected your life and/or aspirations in a positive way?
The application deadline is Dec 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Dec 21, 2021.
The scholarship award is $2,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Dec 21, 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.