"What Moves You" Scholarship

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$870
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Jun 14, 2021
Winners Announced
Jul 14, 2021
Education Level
High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners

People often have read or been told things they will never forget. No matter their source, these moving words offer unique pieces of wisdom that have the ability to change one’s life for the better, forever. 

The “What Moves You” Scholarship exists to allow students to reflect on their favorite quote and how that quote has changed the way they live their lives. All high school students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

To apply, please share a quote that you find motivational and explain how it has inspired you to pursue your goals. The quote could be from your favorite song, a movie line, a book, a podcast, something a friend/family member has said, or any other written/spoken word that’s changed the way you look at the world.

General
Selection Criteria:
Essay, Quote, Wisdom, Reflect, Purpose, Intent
$870
1 winner
Awarded
Winner
1
Finalists
5
Application Deadline
Jun 14, 2021
Winners Announced
Jul 14, 2021
Education Level
High School
2
Contributions
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please share a quote that you find motivational and explain how it has inspired you to pursue your goals.

100–500 words

Winning Application

Kiara Stefa
International Academy Of MacombMacomb Township, MI
"Begin now what you will be hereafter"- Saint Jerome ...Begin now what you want to be later? Once hearing that quote it just seemed so painfully obvious to me. Of course! That's the answer that to what I'm looking for! How do I get better grades? How can I get faster times in swimming? How do I lose weight? How do I obtain better study habits? The answer lays in just starting working towards it now. Do that assignment today Kiki, and put some additional research into it. Come on Kiki! put more effort into practice today and push yourself harder. You have free time right now Kiki, do some exercise, for goodness' sake you've been laying down all day! Stop going on your phone Kiki, revise your notes now, you have a test tomorrow. I was so used to telling myself later and tomorrow that now and today never occurred to me. Wait... that's not true. It always occurred to me, a little voice in my head saying "Kiki you shouldn't put that off." But a louder voice always said, "I'll do it later!!", and later the voice would say "I'll do it tomorrow!", and tomorrow the voice would say "I'll do it next week." This quote, I can't remember where I heard it from, that was just a similar one I found online, pushed me to realize something. The only person stopping me from reaching my goals, and improving and bettering myself... was me. It has changed the way I view my goals. I now view them as if I don't work toward them now they'll never happen. I have seen myself improve in so many ways by actively pursuing the things I want. I've started achieving my goals instead of letting them go after they don't end up happening. This quote made me fully understand that I alone am responsible for my future.

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 14, 2021. Winners will be announced on Jul 14, 2021.

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