Suraj Som was a brilliant, compassionate, generous soul, who believed in the importance of education and delving deeply into the unknown, with curiosity, not caution.
An ambitious and intelligent physics & math major at Harvard, Suraj developed an acute interest in the intersection of spirituality, science, and math.
He saw that these disciplines were not as separate as they're often positioned, and he spent his final years pondering the connection between them in the pursuit of living a life fulfilled.
The Suraj Som Aspiring Educators scholarship will award $1,000 to one undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in the intersection of spirituality, science, and math. Any student studying at any traditional or non-traditional institution is welcome to apply.
To apply, you must be a physics, math, philosophy, or related major and share an essay telling us your thoughts on the intersectionality of spirituality, science, and math.
What is your philosophy about the relationship between spirituality, science, and math?
The application deadline is Sep 8, 2021. Winners will be announced on Oct 8, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,000.
The winner will be publicly announced on Oct 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
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