For DonorsFor Applicants
user profile avatar

Christopher Severson

6155

Bold Points

1x

Nominee

1x

Finalist

Bio

Attending a 4 year university in the Fall of 2023. This will be a transition for me, as I will be living on campus away from the Fox Valley area of Illinois where I have lived since I was born. I also will be majoring in business administration and minoring in gender and sexuality studies I am very much passionate about protecting civil rights for minorities, want people to be themselves I take pride in my schoolwork and school community, trying to get my schoolwork done right before I have fun, and also I try to support my friends by hanging out with them and going to their events, watching them hopefully do very well.

Education

Saint Charles East High School

High School
2019 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Human Resources

    • Dream career goals:

      Non-profit leader

    • Ollie/June Otter Cove Mascots

      Otter Cove Aquatic Park
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Slide Attendant

      Otter Cove Aquatic Park
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Concessions Attendant

      Otter Cove Aquatic Park
      2021 – Present3 years

    Sports

    Tennis

    Junior Varsity
    2020 – Present4 years

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      City Of Saint Charles — Parade Pacer
      2021 – 2022
    • Volunteering

      Tri Cities Mothers Of Twins and Triplets Club — Helper
      2021 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Bold Learning and Changing Scholarship
    I have learned to accept myself, for who I am in my life, and what my gender identity is. Before 8th grade, I had always felt uncertain about my gender identity, because I didn’t really fit in with most boys or girls at that time period, but I easily connected more with girls than guys. In health class that year, I had an awakening about my identity, when my teacher was explaining the gender spectrum, and it led to me realizing that I was non binary. Things finally made sense to me about how I was, and the tendencies that I had. Embracing my gender identity, as opposed to hiding me being different, has allowed me to be my true self, and develop meaningful relationships and fun times with my friends. Realizing who I am changed my perspective on life, because it allowed me to realize my passion for friendships that didn’t align with my assigned sex at birth, and for feminine clothing items that I can picture myself wearing and looking adorable in, was a key part of who I am. I am proud to be myself at school, being friends with people who support me, and I give support to as well, enjoying them for who they are. Accepting and realizing who I am, has led me to feel more confident in who I am as a individual, and express that through cool clothing pieces and outfits that I like to pair with each other, creating looks that are cute, comfy, and make me happy and confident!
    Bold Make Your Mark Scholarship
    I plan to leave an impact of kindness, positivity, and inclusiveness on the world, because those are the values that I see as important to the character of who people are. I plan to do this, by treating and serving others as I would myself, if not better than how I do myself. I am nice to others, noticing the good that they do, making sure that they are recognized and appreciate for those things. Also, I plan to support and be kind to my friends by attending their sports events, or helping out with fundraisers that my friends are doing for their clubs and activities. I am positive to other people, by being kind and seeing the silver lining in times that aren’t great. And, in times that are great, I like to celebrate them and have fun with my friends, for what either I or my friends had done that was worthy of celebration. Also, I support minority groups, especially LGBTQ+ individuals, because I am one myself, and I believe that being positive and open about who I am is a great way to change the way LGBTQ+ individuals are seen for the better, in the U.S, and in countries where people are discriminated for being LGBTQ+.
    Bold Gratitude Scholarship
    I live with gratitude and appreciate everything I have, by respecting what people had done to earn what they had given to me, and I am compassionate and kind to others. I live with gratitude, by serving other people before myself, and making sure to spread positivity in the school community, along with my job and home. I compliment others for things and outfits that look amazing, and things that go well. I make sure that other people are being accepted for who they are, and being recognized not just for the good that people see, but also how nice of a person that they are to be around. I appreciate everything that I have, by genuinely caring about it, not letting things that I have in my possession get treated badly, so it can maintain its value. I also appreciate time with my family and friends, by spending time with my family whenever I can, and going on fun vacations with them. I also spend time with my friends as well when I am free, and express my gratitude for the great relationships that I have with my friends.
    College Showdown Scholarship
    Bold Empathy Scholarship
    Treating others with empathy is important, as it gives people a chance to be human and understand what other people are going through. In my life, and my experiences, I make sure to treat people with empathy, by providing sympathy for them when they aren’t in the best state of mind, mental or physical. If it is something physical, I make sure to help my friends with anything they need in terms of taking a load off of them, because I know that it is hard to do things while injured, and I want friends that are injured to recover well, and to do that I empathize with them, feeling sorrow for their pain that they are going through, and keeping an optimistic mind that the injured person will get better, along with telling them good news about things going on. If it is a mental issue, I try and emotionally cope with the pain that individual is going through, and understand it. I also try and help them succeed, by relating to them with any similar experiences in life that I have had. I also give them my phone number for support, so the person could reach me anytime that they would need to, and I would be there for them when they need someone to emphasize with them. In other cases, I show empathy by waving and saying hi, along with texting, to people who I can see aren’t happy, and want something to cheer them up. These are some of the ways that I show empathy towards other people:
    Bold Growth Mindset Scholarship
    To maintain a growth mindset, I try and focus, not on the negative going on right now, but instead on what I can learn from the mistakes I make, and how they can make me a smarter, and better person. In classes, when I didn’t do well on quizzes and tests, I reviewed them, looking at I did poorly on. I also looked at what went well, to build confidence in me. Then, I would prepare for the test if it was a quiz I didn’t do well, or try and schedule a retake if it was a test that I did worse than I expected. Socially, I also keep a growth mindset, by allowing change in society to happen, and trying to do better in games I play as well, thinking of and applying strategies I learned to those games. I also, have a positive outlook on my relationships with friends, trying to encourage a positive attitude in the times that we have together, and allowing me to help them when needed. I do this, because it allows my friends, to have a growth mindset, rather than a fixed mindset with only seeing the mistakes they made with regards to schoolwork. To conclude, I manifest a growth mindset in myself, by learning from my mistakes, and working hard to do better. I also help my friends with achieving a growth mindset, by pointing out their mistakes, and showing what could be done better.
    Bold Joy Scholarship
    In my life, joy means positivity and kindness going on. Being joyful about things has made a difference in my attitude of how I see things, looking for how good something can be, compared to having a glass half empty and judging things unfairly. I seek out joy in my life, by being a positive influence to others, being kind, and doing nice things to others. Some of the nice things I do, is supporting my friends at their events, giving them gifts for their recent accomplishments, making time to text, call, and hang out with them outside of school, and have fun together. I try and see positive things in the world, and focus on the memories of joyful times in my life, and see what I can do to have more joyful moments in life. I also take positive, calculated risks, to increase happiness and have more joyful moments in life, along with being proud of others for their accomplishments and risks that they have taken.
    Bold Giving Scholarship
    Giving is important to me, because it shows how nice of a person I am, and it makes me feel happy and good inside. It also makes me feel gracious for others, and me being kind allows me to do these opportunities often. I am a member of Key Club International, and currently have done volunteering projects, such as food drives, cards for veterans and senior citizens, and making dog toys. I have also done volunteer experiences outside of school, like assisting at a Cookie With Santa event put on by The Tri-Cities Mothers of Twins & Triplets Club. I try and serve the community, in ways of kindness and compassion. I also give items to my friends if they need anything. I give back to the community by going to school events, and spending money on concessions and merchandise when I can. It is important to support my friends, especially when they are doing well, in things that they care about, and I also like to give monetarily, hoping for long-term stability for events and businesses, as unfortunately some have closed over the past couple years, that I have enjoyed dining and shopping at.
    Learner.com Algebra Scholarship
    Math is important, because I plan to go into the business field. It is important to know calculations, formulas, and more for this reason. It is also useful in my life for solving unknown variables and things like that. I enjoy taking Math classes, and currently am one year ahead of most juniors. I currently take Pre Calculus Honors this year, and have enjoyed the class, and have stuck with it despite it being challenging. With the class being challenging, that is a reason I took precalculus honors, is that it was challenging, and I would learn a lot if I did well, given how I have improved in prior math classes. I have taken more diligence towards my schoolwork, compared to when I was in 6th grade. I have had a growth mindset, and have gotten help when needed, and bringing a positive attitude to the classroom, along with getting my work done on time. I also see math as fun, because I like to solve problems, and figure out the number of solutions, whether there is one, and what it is, or infinite, or no solutions to the problem. Math will be important to me in the future, as calculating the right scale and measurements for cooking are important to ensure proper taste. Also, I enjoy learning about the different types of math, and using it to predict patterns that go on.