Stegmaier Family Scholarship

Funded by
Stegmaier
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$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalist
1
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 31, 2022
Education Level
High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
School District:
Lexington-Richland School District No. 5
Background:
Community service experience
Education Level:
School District:
Background:
High school senior
Lexington-Richland School District No. 5
Community service experience

High school seniors have a lot on their plate when it comes to selecting a college and figuring out a payment plan. 

With the average cost of a year of college in the US surpassing $35,000, higher education is becoming inaccessible for many deserving students. BIPOC and first-generation college students face even more obstacles when applying for and attending college, leaving many bright students behind.

This scholarship seeks to support graduating seniors in the Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 who are planning on pursuing a two or four-year college degree.  

Any high school senior with community service experience who attends a school in the Lexington-Richland School District No. 5 (Chapin High School, Spring Hill High School, Dutch Fork High School, Irmo High School) may apply for this scholarship, but BIPOC and/or first-generation applicants are preferred. 

To apply, tell us how you’ve overcome adversity, what you learned, and how you will apply those lessons to your life and career.

Published February 9, 2022
$2,500
1 winner$2,500
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalist
1
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 31, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

How have you overcome adversity in your life? What did you learn from the experience and how will you apply the lessons you have learned to your everyday life and to your future career?

400–600 words

Winners and Finalists

Winning Application

Carmela Johnson
Spring Hill High SchoolIrmo, SC
Have you ever participated in a family meeting? What are your opinions on them? My family would talk about our opinions on current events, the future, life lessons, and what everyone was involved with at that moment and I despised them. I believed they were pointless, a waste of time because to me, they were so long and irrelevant. In hindsight, I now realized how important those meetings were throughout each stage of my life. Those family meetings helped me develop into who I am. I was always lost and confused because I never listened to my family. I took the support and love they provided for granted. I grew up believing love was overbearing control from my parents and they used that to imprison me. Developing throughout my high school years I realized my parents are humans who have responsibilities just as I do too. Not taking that into consideration led me to develop some bad habits because I developed a selfish mindset. I ran away from home, lied, and did things I regret. I lost everything at one point, rather I thought I lost everything because the only support at the end was my family. I had dug myself into a grave so many times because I chose myself rather than my family and others, those selfish actions led me nowhere but destruction. I could not remove myself there because I neglected not to do so, staying comfortable to where I was the ideal approach. Those family meetings prepared me to do my best, showed my faults, was true to who I was, and was, provided love because in the end family is there to care for one another. I was able to break some bad habits and the others are being worked on, but I’m not doing it alone. I was always lost and confused because I never listened to my family. I took the support and love they provided for granted. I grew up believing love was overbearing control from my parents and they used that to imprison me. Developing throughout my high school years I realized my parents are humans who have responsibilities just as I do too. Not taking that into consideration led me to develop some bad habits because I developed a selfish mindset. I ran away from home, lied, and did things I regret. I lost everything at one point, rather I thought I lost everything because the only support at the end was my family. I had dug myself into a grave so many times because I chose myself rather than my family and others, those selfish actions led me nowhere but destruction. I could not remove myself there because I neglected not to do so, staying comfortable to where I was the ideal approach. Those family meetings prepared me to do my best, showed my faults, was true to who I was, and provided love because in the end family is there to care for one another. I was able to break some bad habits and the others are being worked on, but I’m not doing it alone.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is May 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2022.

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