Reasons To Be - In Memory of Jimmy Watts

Funded by
$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Awarded
Application Deadline
Nov 1, 2023
Winners Announced
Dec 1, 2023
Education Level
Any
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
GPA:
3.0 or higher
Background:
Volunteering or community service experience
Education Level:
GPA:
Background:
High school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
3.0 or higher
Volunteering or community service experience

Jimmy Jonathan Watts had an impact on this world that will last a long time. He excelled in academics, graduating from Harvard University and beginning medical school at Columbia University when he tragically passed away in an ice-climbing accident. Jimmy left an impression on others because of his heart for serving that grew out of his Christian faith. Jimmy always made time for community service and was a leader in the church. He was active in the climbing community and loved exploring the wilderness.

This scholarship seeks to honor the legacy of Jimmy Watts by supporting the next generation of students who share his love of service and application of their core values to academics, career, and community service. Jimmy had a clear vision of his reasons to be in medical school - to make his work permanent by serving God, to heal others, and to provide a comfortable life for himself and his family. The scholarship will be awarded to someone who clearly defines how their volunteer experience has shaped their life goals.

Any high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has at least a 3.0 GPA and volunteering or community service experience may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us how you plan to apply your service experience to your career and life goals.

Selection Criteria:
Impact, Service, Drive
Published July 13, 2023