My dad, Dan "Uniball" Lansing, was an incredible, resilient, and very well-loved person. He passed away recently due to complications with COVID. He has an incredible story of resilience and survival, fighting his way back from cancer, learning to walk again after paralysis, and five separate joint replacements to live a happy life.
My dad was a welder for much of his life and was passionate about the skilled trades. He was also concerned about the gap in the need for skilled tradespeople and the number of people pursuing this career path.
In honor of my dad, we have established the Uniball's Skilled Trades Scholarship. With a focus on helping the next generation of welders pay for trade schooling, we will also consider all applicants pursuing a skilled trade such as electricians, plumbers, and more.
The ideal applicant for this scholarship:
To apply, please answer three simple questions. We encourage focusing on quality over quantity in your responses.
1. What trade are you pursuing and why are you passionate about it?
2. What are your future plans after your trade education?
3. Describe a time in your life when you overcame adversity? How did you work through it?
The application deadline is Mar 13, 2023. Winners will be announced on Apr 13, 2023.
The scholarship award is $1,000 per winner.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 13, 2023. 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.