Jake Thomas Williams Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
Williams Family
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$2,000
1 winner$2,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 1, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
Majors of Interest:
Social work, therapy, or psychology
Career Field of Interest:
Mental health or suicide prevention
Education Level:
Majors of Interest:
Career Field of Interest:
High school senior
Social work, therapy, or psychology
Mental health or suicide prevention

Jake Thomas Williams passed away too soon after taking his own life in 2020. 

Mental health services and suicide prevention are vital fields that can save thousands of lives every year. Around 1 in 5 adults in the US experience mental illness and 1 in 20 experience serious mental illness. Mental health struggles can start early, making suicide the 2nd-highest cause of death among Americans between the ages of 10-34.

This scholarship seeks to honor Jake Thomas Williams’ life by providing support to students who want to make a difference in mental health and suicide prevention. 

Any high school senior interested in studying social work, therapy, or psychology and hoping to work in mental health or suicide prevention may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us about your experience with loss, your inspiration for pursuing mental health, your career goals, and how you think you’ll make a difference in suicide prevention.

Published February 4, 2022
$2,000
1 winner$2,000
In Review
Application Deadline
Jun 1, 2022
Winners Announced
Jul 1, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

Please share your personal experience with loss and how that has inspired you to enter the mental health field. How has your experience shaped your career aspirations? How do you feel you can make a difference in suicide prevention?

400–600 words

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jun 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jul 1, 2022.

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