“All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.” ― Robert Kennedy
The COVID-19 pandemic has fully taken our world by storm. For so many people, including myself, this has been an incredibly challenging time.
When adversity strikes us, there are two choices: we can fall right into the adversity and feel hopeless, or we can learn more and persevere, finding opportunity in even the most negative situations.
I was a full-time student athlete at Stanford University when the pandemic was beginning to take over. Of course, I had no idea that it would last this long, or how much my life would change in the time since. While the pandemic cancelled my 2019-2020 season, it also allowed me to take a step back and fully prepare for the next stage of my life.I was able to develop better habits for my mental health, become better about prioritizing my mental health, and allow myself to take a large step forward in maturity as the young man I am.
Education has always been important to me. It was a deciding factor in where I played college basketball. A lot of my personal growth has resulted from my time at Stanford University. So, I’ve organized this scholarship to help support two high school seniors — one in Minnesota and one in Texas — as they embark on the next chapter of their education.
COVID-19 has introduced a great level of adversity into each of our lives. What have you been able to do, during the past year and counting, to make the most of the difficult situation we’ve been presented with?
The application deadline is Feb 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Feb 28, 2022.
The scholarship award is $10,600.
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.