Langston Hughes once wrote, "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore--and then run?"
This question has weighed heavy on me since I first heard it in Mrs. Sullivan's English II class. God has seen fit to allow me to live my dreams each day, and because of that gift, I want to return the favor to ensure that others’ dreams don’t have to be those deferred.
You are only as big as the dream you dare to live, and without the courage to find it, your dream may stay cooped up in your head.
To support ambitious students who want to pursue and attain their biggest dreams, the Small Town, Big Dreams Scholarship exists and will be awarded to one South Carolina senior who has been accepted to attend a 2-4 year university or trade/vocational training program.
To apply, please tell us about your dream and how you plan to bring it to life.
My personal philosophy is, "you are only as big as the dream you dare to live." Please tell us about your dream and how you plan to bring it to life.
The application deadline is Feb 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 28, 2022.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Feb 28, 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.
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.