BOLD Scholarships are founded under the principals of high-impact practices and diversity-serving programs within the field of STEM education. In addition to financial awards, recipients can expect to engage in a community of staff and peer mentoring, academic and professional development, and additional opportunities.

BOLD intentionally recruits and supports students who are under-represented nationwide in engineering colleges, including women, under-represented minority, first-generation, and low-income students. However, BOLD Scholarships are open to any engineering student who is invested in issues around diversity and inclusion and wants to be involved in the BOLD Center mission.

All BOLD Scholarships are Participation Scholarships which requires recipients to agree to and adhere to participation requirements in order to be awarded. Specific participation requirements are outlined under each scholarship opportunity.