“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” - Arthur Schopenhauer
In such a socially dynamic world, thoughtful journalism is essential to develop an inclusive society.
The most passionate journalists, especially those who’ve witnessed various modern inequities first hand, see their writing as a mechanism of hope for people across the globe. True journalism is an art form, one that requires countless hours of thought, observation, and introspection to produce work that matters.
The Writing With a Purpose Scholarship exists to inject hope and encouragement into African American college students looking to break into the field of journalism. The winner will receive a $1,000 award, and the runner up will receive a $500 award.
You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate African American student looking to get into journalism.
To apply, from a journalist’s perspective, please conduct a short case study on yourself. Describe a defining moment in your life and highlight its significance for your audience in this journalistic case study.
It’s a plus if students are first-generation, are journalism majors, have volunteering experience, and have a creative writing portfolio.
From a journalist's perspective, please conduct a short case study on yourself. Describe a defining moment in your life and highlight its significance for your audience in this journalistic case study.
The application deadline is Jul 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Aug 2, 2021.
The scholarship award is $1,605.
The winner will be publicly announced on Aug 2, 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 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.