For a 7-year old, LaNiyah Bailey has already accomplished a lot, but she has also been through a lot. LaNiyah was always teased and bullied for being different until the day she decided to do something about it! She has since authored two books on bullying and weight-issues, and is taking the world by storm with her can-do attitude and shining personality.
LaNiyah wants to pay it forward and help another young person who is experiencing bullying because of their weight. It seemed natural for LaNiyah to partner with MindStream Academy, a health and wellness boarding school in Bluffton, South Carolina for teens and tweens who want to get healthy, fit, lose weight, take control of their lives, build self-esteem, and pursue their own personal passions.
“LaNiyah’s Smile” is a gift of financial assistance* issued from LaNiyah to a young person age 12-17 to attend MindStream Academy. The scholarship’s recipient will be determined by their compelling story as well as who will most exemplify LaNiyah’s message of tolerance, understanding, and hope.
Here’s how to apply Submissions must be made through either video (preferred) or an essay (minimum 300 words) explaining your experiences with bullying and why you want to attend MindStream Academy. Please fill out the scholarship form completely. Paste your essay or link to your video in the field provided.
*Scholarship awards are needs-based and range from $5,000 – $10,000. By submitting, you agree to allow MindStream Academy to use portions of your essay and/or video for promotional purposes. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by representatives of MindStream Academy and LaNiyah Bailey. Winners will be notified privately. Applicants must be 12-17 years old.
Click here to apply!