Introvert, Dear began as a small personal blog, and has grown to become the world’s largest community for introverts. We are on on a mission to let introverts everywhere know it’s okay to be who they are — that introverts show up with innate superpowers and have what it takes to thrive.
But we know that introverts are still living in a largely extroverted world — and that one way to change that is through education. That’s why we at Introvert, Dear have created the Introvert Scholarship of $1,000.
The Introvert scholarship is designed to help introverted students thrive in their academic career and achieve their dreams. We value your contribution to society at large and want to see you succeed, and we’re honored to be able to help.
Read on for more information.
How to Apply
To apply for the Introvert scholarship, you only need to check that you meet the eligibility requirements, then complete the application form found on this page. You will need to include a short essay with your application.
Deadline: Your application MUST be received on or before September 30, 2021
Eligibility & Requirements
To qualify for the Introvert, Dear Scholarship, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- You are an introvert (here’s what an introvert is).
- You are either: (a) currently be enrolled as a student in an accredited university or college, or (b) you are an incoming new student who has already been accepted at such an institution.
- Your college or university must be located in the United States. (We hope to be able to offer international scholarships in the future.)
- Your GPA is 3.0 or higher.
- You must submit an unofficial high school or college transcript; a completed application; and your essay.
- We must receive your completed application by the deadline:
Your application MUST be received on or before September 30, 2021
Essay Options (500 – 1000 words)
Please choose ONE of the topics below, and write an essay that shows us why you’re the ideal candidate for this scholarship. Essays must be from 500 to 1,000 words in length; longer or shorter essays will not be considered.
- Topic #1: The Day It All Made Sense. For many introverts, finding out what an introvert is leads to a “eureka” moment — a realization that there is a word for your temperament and why you are “different.” Tell us: How did identifying as an introvert change you and how you see the world? How did you learn to embrace being an introvert? How does your introvert lifestyle affect you personally, as well as your relationships, your goals, or the way you present yourself to others?
- Topic #2: Changing the Story You Tell. Introverts often feel that there’s something “wrong” with them just because they prefer to stay home with a good book on a Friday night versus going to their friend’s big birthday party. There can be a lot of pressure to conform and go to the party anyway, so to speak (even though you can’t wait to leave once you get there). Over time, however, what have you done to listen more to your inner voice when it comes to your introvert needs? How are you changing the way you see yourself — and how are you changing other people’s perceptions of what it means to be an introvert? And how has it paid off?
- Topic #3: A Meaningful Life. Introverts think (and overthink) a lot and usually are driven by a strong sense of purpose when it comes time to find a job. They don’t want just any job; they want to find meaningful work that will fulfill them and also make a difference. Other than your own personal success, what is the higher purpose, cause, or vision that you hope your academic/career path will serve? How do your introvert superpowers — all your unique introvert traits — help you strive toward that purpose?
Terms and Conditions
You can read the terms and conditions of this scholarship here.