The Bruce Lee Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible students. Learn about application details, deadlines and other important info in this post.
The Bruce Lee Foundation is offering its $1,000 scholarship to students at least sixteen enrolled or planning to enroll in a 2-4 year college or licensed trade/vocational school. They look for applicants who are active in extra-curricular activities (i.e. community service, work experience), show future potential and have a decent knowledge of Bruce Lee as there’ll be an essay you’ll have to write concerning him on the application. It’ll look good if, at least, it seems you have a comprehensive knowledge of the historical martial arts expert. Though if you’re 16 you might not be that aquainted him and that’s understandable. If you find yourself struggling, you can always find more info by visiting his Wikipedia page. The scholarship deadline is June 15.
The application requires you fill out your basic contact information, attach two letters of recommendation written within the last six months and that you answer Parts 2 and 3 completely on two separate pieces of paper. Part 2 contains a list of questions that requires no minimal length (not essay questions). The questions cover academic interests, extra-curricular activities, work experience, honors or awards you’ve received and other inquiries relating to personal interests or experience. Part 3 lists a few of Bruce Lee’s philosophical principles that, after choosing one, you’ll be required to write on how it exemplifies any personal experience you’ve encountered. After completing the application, they ask that you’ll mail it to the address listed on the website. A phone interview may be required and winners will be notified on August 3.
About Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was a prominent figure in film and martial arts who was philosophical, dedicated and active in many aspects of film-making. Although you may be young, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of him. He influenced some of the greats we see today (including Jackie Chan who first worked as a stuntman on a few of Bruce’s films, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon), and will undoubtably influence future generations. The Bruce Lee Foundation was formed in 2002 as a public charity and exists to “perpetuate and preserve the legacy of Bruce Lee” by various means and ways (this scholarship is a great motivational tool to inspire younger generations to research the historical figure). They offer educational programs, seminars, scholarships and a museum they plan to build called the Bruce Lee Action Museum. This is an annual scholarship so even if you don’t win this year, at least you’ll be prepared for the next one.