Nelson Vecchione, a dear friend, and family member, had dedicated his life to helping people find a ‘second chance’ at life. By offering guidance and mentorship to people in recovery or with conviction records, he was committed to the betterment of others through his practice.
Everyone deserves a second chance, and Nelson believed the spirit of giving someone the opportunity to prove themselves would manifest in creating a new generation of leaders.
Offering a second chance to one person may pay dividends down the line as well, as that person may give another person a second chance, continuing the cycle of giving. You can make a difference, not only for yourself but for others.
To honor Nelson’s legacy and to continue his life’s work to help those that need another chance at life, the Second Chance Scholarship will be awarded to one student who has experienced adversity in their life and is ready to make a change for the better.
Why do you want to make a change in your life? What steps have you taken thus far to bring you closer to your goal, and how do you think this scholarship will help you? What do you plan to do to pay it forward to someone else?
The application deadline is Sep 18, 2022. Winners will be announced on Oct 18, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Oct 18, 2022. 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.