Coming from poverty, I’d always fantasize about various scenarios about what I’d do with money if I had it. Start a farm, travel, teach. And while searching for scholarships I want to apply to, I think of ideas for much better scholarships. This might be a new series, but maybe just a fun standalone.
Homeless Student Rent Coverage
I would really appreciate it if the dorms just stayed open all the time, but with summers and corona, it’s not always possible. I propose to cover summer/ emergency housing costs for hardworking homeless students. I’d also want some mentors on my team to make sure the students are aware of possible part-time jobs and they have what they need to succeed in class.
As a hopefully-future alumni, I’ve seen a few classes where the students should be paid for their hard work. In multimedia, students create their own blog from scratch on their desired topic. The student newspaper and magazine reporters could use some motivation to do better. And there’s a dramatic writing class, where students write several short plays and one big one over the course of the semester. So why not give the best writer in each class a little reward that’ll cover their loans for the semester? In my experience, you usually have to take a 2,000-3,000 loan after grants per semester. Relatively cheap, I know, but could be free.
Why I Love The Environment
This could go for any major, as long as there’s some positive environmental impact in their career. I want to do one that focuses on the environment because few people really take the time to relax and be in nature, or really consider the environmental impact of their daily choices like food and transportation. there could be two categories: a Why I Love The Environment essay and an essay considering what the environmental impact of their future career will be.
(Queer) Books Are Better Than People
As much as I love the bookternet as a whole, I wish there was more focus on queer books. For this award, I’d like queer book bloggers, booktubers, and bookstagrammers in their teens or college years to submit the queer bookish content they’re most proud of. And hey, I may not have any awards to give, but if you have a queer bookish blog, I’d love you to comment the link!
For this, any emotional letter to an author, book, or character will do! You can really see the impact the book had and are some of my favorite posts. But this one will have to come with a list of the author’s books in case it’s not a widely read one.
What are scholarships you’d like to see?