BOLD Cohort 6

Green, orange, and yellow circles overlap the corners of a dark violet square. The BOLD Women's Leadership Network logo appears in the top left corner. Text reads, Apply by March 10th to join the 6th cohort of BOLD Scholars.

The application for the 6th cohort of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network is now open!

BOLD is an exciting program that offers selected Scholars financial, advisory, and leadership support during their junior and senior years. In addition, Scholars will work closely with the BOLD Director and the program’s leadership team to develop and implement a leadership project to address an issue of social change during the summer between their junior and senior years. Be sure to check out the profiles of previous cohorts of Scholars to learn more about the exciting projects already implemented through BOLD!

Learn more about the program at information sessions (or view the slides):

  • Thursday, February 16, 4-5pm, Rowe 420
  • Monday, February 20, 5-6pm, Webex

How to Apply

Complete the online application by the application deadline: 11:59pm on Friday, March 10, 2023. Applications must be completed and submitted online through the Quest Portal by the due date, including one recommendation form submitted by a UConn faculty or staff member. For guidance on how to use the application management system, please review the Quest Portal User Tips.

The BOLD Cohort 6 Application Outline lists all the questions you will be asked in the online application so you can prepare your responses for online submission.


To be eligible for BOLD Cohort 6, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Identify as a woman.
  • Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UConn, and plan to graduate with that bachelor’s degree in May 2025 or August 2025. This includes students pursuing Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees.
  • Be based at the Storrs campus for the following four semesters (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025), in order to participate fully in program activities.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in good standing.
  • Have demonstrated exceptional academic promise, strong leadership potential, creative and critical thinking skills, and a commitment to social change.

Nominate a Student Today!

Nominations for Cohort 6 are now closed.

This year, we are asking students, faculty, and staff to identify and nominate anyone they believe would make a successful BOLD Scholar. A nomination is not required to apply! However, nominations will help us identify applicants who might benefit the most from this program. Nominated students will receive an invitation to apply from the BOLD Director as soon as the application portal is open, as well as invitations to upcoming information sessions.

The ideal BOLD Scholar is creative, innovative, and curious. She is interested in pursuing leadership through research and/or service activities. She wants to contribute to and learn from the peers in her cohort, as well as network with women leaders from across campus and beyond. She embodies the BOLD values of courage, authenticity, and vision. She can be from any school or college on the Storrs campus. If this sounds like someone you know, please review the eligibility requirements (above) and submit a nomination form.