Being true to our unique self in spite of adversity is an important part of who we are at Bella Ella Boutique. It serves as one of our company values. We believe in being genuine and valuing the differences in people.
In continuance of our 2020 scholarship, we wanted to celebrate everyone's unique stories and accomplishments by awarding a $2,500 scholarship to someone who has shown the world their true selves despite the challenges they've had to overcome in their lives.
We wanted you to tell us your unique story. Who are you? What steps are you taking to become a more authentic you? How have your challenges empowered you to be more authentic? Who do you hope to become? How will your education help you get there? How would this scholarship help you get there?
To apply for the Bella Ella Boutique 2021 Be You Scholarship, each applicant had to create a video and answer the questions above. They posted their video to Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube and tagged @bellaellaboutique with the hashtag #BEB2021scholarship.
We had so many wonderful submissions this year! Our team spent hours reviewing each applicant, listening to everyone's unique stories. We appreciate everyone taking the time to apply and heard so many inspiring stories of individuals who have overcome adversity to be who they are today. Thank you again to all applicants!
One applicant's story really stood out to us: Lina Tamayo.