“Running is moving meditation – pushing your limits physically raises your mental baseline." - Meg Takacs
Mental illness is no small problem. Every year, tens of millions of people in the U.S. struggle with anxiety and depression. And sadly, suicide is the 10th leading cause of the death in the U.S.
Mental illness takes a toll on both the mind and the body. People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population.
To work on this problem, we need a thoughtful and coordinated approach. We need psychiatrists, therapists, trainers, families, individuals, and society working together.
The Run With Meg Scholarship for Female Entrepreneurs exists to support the mental health and well-being of women who are building small businesses. The scholarship is dedicated to Brenna, who Meg lost in 2017. Even after she passed away, she was able to help others, which was her favorite thing to do.
The scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate school students in any field of study. The only requirement is that you are a woman who aspires to build a business or who is currently building a business.
To apply for the scholarship, you will need to write a short essay about how your experiences with mental health have influenced your entrepreneurial goals and ambitions.
How have your experiences with mental health influenced your entrepreneurial goals?
The application deadline is Dec 31, 2020. Winners will be announced on Jan 31, 2021.
The scholarship award is $2,950.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 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.
We will send the award check to the winner’s academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.