The United States is known as the land of opportunity, but the unfortunate reality is that not everyone starts on an even playing field.
While most people encounter challenges at some point in their youth, some have to confront more adversity than others. Whether it’s growing up with limited financial means, facing racism, living with a disability, or coping with the loss of a loved one, significant hardships at a young age can have a long-lasting effect.
The WiseGeek Life Isn’t Easy Scholarship exists to help college students who have faced difficult circumstances head-on and come out stronger for it. We’re hoping to foster and support those who have shown resilience through turbulent times.
What adversity or hardship have you faced in your life? How have you overcome it? How do the challenges you've faced play into your goals for the future?
The application deadline is Oct 31, 2020. Winners will be announced on Nov 30, 2020.
The scholarship award is $500.
The winner will be publicly announced on Nov 30, 2020. 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.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.