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Recipients
We are very happy to announce the recipients of scholarships from Freedom Scholars of America! We received numerous quality applications and awarded a combination of cash and non-cash (gift) prizes to highly qualified students who exemplified the values of the Freedom Scholars Foundation.


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FALL 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS

There have been no awards granted yet for this semester.



SPRING 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS
8 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1000 - Leena Shah
$750 - Kyle Moore
$750 - Kendall Moore
$500 - Jorge Holguin
$500 - Nancy Rupp
$250 - Jakeline Cervantes
$250 - Hongkil Kim
$250 - Janeth Reyes
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$1000 Award - Leena Shah
The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
first year medical student, Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


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$750 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
last year undergraduate, Two degrees: B.M. in Trombone Performance and B.M.E. in Music Education


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$750 Award - Kendall Moore
Mississippi State University
second year graduate, Master's in Computer Science


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$500 Award - Jorge Holguin
Kansas Wesleyan University
First year Graduate , Masters in Business Administration (MBA)


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$500 Award - Nancy Rupp
University of Central Florida
fourth year under graduate , Bachelors of Science in Nursing


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$250 Award - Jakeline Cervantes
Kansas City Community College
First year graduate, Registered Nurse


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$250 Award - Hongkil Kim
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Third year PhD, PhD in Economics


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$250 Award - Janeth Reyes
Johnson County Community College
Sophomore, Biology major


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FALL 2016 SCHOLARSHIPS
9 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1000 - Kendall Moore
$1000 - Sara Pang
$1000 - Leena Shah
$500 - Kyle Moore
$500 - Nancy Rupp
$250 - Jorge Holguin
$250 - Jonathan Moseley
$250 - Katherine Sabharwal
$250 - Cynthia Villalvazo
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$1000 Award - Kendall Moore
Mississippi State University
Second year graduate, Master of Science in Computer Science


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$1000 Award - Sara Pang
University of Southern California (USC)
2016, Specialized Journalism (Cinematic Arts)


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$1000 Award - Leena Shah
University of Toledo
first year, Doctor of Medicine


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$500 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
Fifth year undergraduate, Dual degrees. Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance and Bachelor of Music Education


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$500 Award - Nancy Rupp
University of Central Florida
4th year undergraduate , Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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$250 Award - Jorge Holguin
University of Saint Mary
First year graduate , M.A. Edu. Adult Education


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$250 Award - Jonathan Moseley
The University of Toledo
Graduate School, First Year, Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Physician Assistant Concentration


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$250 Award - Katherine Sabharwal
The Ohio State University - Columbus
second year undergraduate, BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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$250 Award - Cynthia Villalvazo
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Dentistry
First Year Graduate (Dental), Doctor of Dental Surgery


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FALL 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS
8 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1000 - Kyle Moore
$500 - Leena Shah
$500 - Camron Smith
$250 - Mallory Bodolosky
$250 - Alisha Bond
$250 - Samuel Ehrhart
$250 Student Award
$250 - Jason Patterson
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$1000 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
Third year of five for dual undergraduate, BME - Music EducationBM - Trombone PerformanceAdditional Jazz EmphasisHonors Program Leading to Senior Thesis


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$500 Award - Leena Shah
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
third year undergraduate, Bachelor of Science, Global Environment and Health


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$500 Award - Camron Smith
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
third year medical student, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


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$250 Award - Mallory Bodolosky
Georgia Regents University
second year graduate, Masters in Physician Assistant


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$250 Award - Alisha Bond
Siena Heights University
Fifth year Undergraduate, BA in Musical Theater


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$250 Award - Samuel Ehrhart
Austin Community College
First year undergraduate (second semester), General Enginnering


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$250 Student Award
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$250 Award - Jason Patterson
North Carolina State University
Third year Graduate, Masters of Architecture


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SPRING 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS
6 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1250 - Camron Smith
$750 - Kendall Moore
$500 - Kyle Moore
$500 - Jason Patterson
$250 - Emory Carpenter
$250 - Cynthia Villalvazo
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$1250 Award - Camron Smith
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
2nd Year, Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)


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$750 Award - Kendall Moore
University of Southern Mississippi
Third Year Undergraduate, B.S. in Computer Science with Honors Thesis


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$500 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
Second Year Undergraduate, Music Education - Instrumental (BME) Music Performance - Trombone (BM)Added Honors Thesis Added Jazz Performance Emphasis


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$500 Award - Jason Patterson
North Carolina State University
Second Year Graduate, Masters of Architecture


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$250 Award - Emory Carpenter
UNCW
Second Year Undergraduate, Biology Nursing


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$250 Award - Cynthia Villalvazo
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Third Year Undergraduate , Chemistry/Pre-dental


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FALL 2013 SCHOLARSHIPS
6 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1500 - Jason Patterson
$1000 - Camron Smith
$500 - Kyle Moore
$500 - Kendall Moore
$250 - Morgan Holland
$250 - Elaina Thompson
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$1500 Award - Jason Patterson
North Carolina State University
Second Year Graduate, Masters of Architecture


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$1000 Award - Camron Smith
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
second year medical student, Dual-degree Doctor of Osteopathy and Masters of Bioethics


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$500 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
second year undergraduate, BM Music Perfomance - Trombone and BME Music Education (Instrumental)


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$500 Award - Kendall Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi
third year undergraduate, B.S in Computer Science


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$250 Award - Morgan Holland
High Point University
3rd year undergraduate, BS Biology with minor in Spanish


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$250 Award - Elaina Thompson
Bowling Green State University
Fourth year of undergraduate, Creative Writing


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SPRING 2013 SCHOLARSHIPS
4 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$500 - Kristin Horrocks
$500 - Kyle Moore
$250 - Kendall Moore
$250 Student Award
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$500 Award - Kristin Horrocks
The University of Tampa
Senior, Bachelor of Arts - English


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$500 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College and School of Music
First year of undergraduate, Two bachelor's degrees: Music Education - Instrumental (BME) and Music Performance - Trombone (BM)


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$250 Award - Kendall Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College and College of Science and Technology
Second Year Undergraduate, B.S. in Computer Science


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$250 Student Award
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FALL 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS
19 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1500 - Kristin Horrocks
$1000 - Daniel Ferman
$1000 - Kyle Moore
$1000 - Kendall Moore
$1000 - Camron Smith
$500 - Tim Coulter
$500 - Eleanor Harte
$500 - Sara Schneider
$250 - Luis Aparicio
$100 Student Award
$100 - Ruth Brooks
$100 - Kelly Dorr
$100 - Jailyn Harris
$100 - Morgan Holland
$100 - Cristina Martinez
$100 Student Award
$100 - Jason Patterson
$100 - Carolina Uribe
$100 Student Award
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$1500 Award - Kristin Horrocks
The University of Tampa
Senior, Bachelor of Arts in English


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$1000 Award - Daniel Ferman
University of Kansas
Third Year Undergraduate, Economics


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$1000 Award - Kyle Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College and School of Music
First year undergraduate, A double major (two degrees). BME is Bachelor of Music Education, and BM is Bachelor of Music Performance (Trombone)


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$1000 Award - Kendall Moore
The University of Southern Mississippi Honors College and College of Science and Technology
Second Year Undergraduate, BS Computer Science


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$1000 Award - Camron Smith
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
First year graduate, Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.)


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$500 Award - Tim Coulter
The University of Rochester
3rd year undergraduate (Junior), Bachelor of Science in Business with a focus in Marketing and Entrepreneurship


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$500 Award - Eleanor Harte
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College
Second year undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science (double major)


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$500 Award - Sara Schneider
Lansing Community College
6th year undergrad - final semester of nursing program, Nursing, Registered Nurse, Associates Degree


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$250 Award - Luis Aparicio
Johnson County Community College
first year undergraduate , Molecular bioscience


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$100 Student Award
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$100 Award - Ruth Brooks
Florida State University
second year Masters, MM in Voice Performance


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$100 Award - Kelly Dorr
Washtenaw Community College
Continuing Education, Automotive Services Technician Certificate


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$100 Award - Jailyn Harris
Bowling Green State University
Fourth Year of Undergraduate, Bachelors of Art and Communication, Theatre Major


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$100 Award - Morgan Holland
High Point University
Sophomore, Bachelor of Science in Biology


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$100 Award - Cristina Martinez
University of Kansas
First year graduate, Master's of Social Work (MSW)


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$100 Student Award
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$100 Award - Jason Patterson
North Carolina State University
First year graduate, Master of Architecture


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$100 Award - Carolina Uribe
University Of Missouri-Kansas CitySchool of Social Work.
Second year graduate, Master in Social Work.


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$100 Student Award
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SPRING 2012 SCHOLARSHIPS
16 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1000 - Tiffani Bennethum
$1000 - Daniel Ferman
$1000 - Morgan Holland
$500 - Melissa Arroyo
$500 - Allison Horney
$500 Student Award
$500 - Luz Ortiz
$500 - Cynthia Villalvazo
$250 - Eleanor Harte
$250 - Kristin Horrocks
$250 - Taylor Overbey
$250 - Noemi Perez-Silva
$250 - Sara Schneider
$250 - Elaina Thompson
$125 - Alesha Gailhouse
$125 - Nate Miller
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$1000 Award - Tiffani Bennethum
Bowling Green State University
Fourth Year Undergraduate, Mathematics and Computer Science specialized in Business Systems

Tiffani is a woman of incredible resolve: she holds down 3 jobs, while being a full-time student graduating with 2 degrees and a minor with a 4.0 GPA this semester. She knows 6 computer languages, has handled immense responsibilities, and is in demand in her field of expertise for her post-graduation future. Tiffani's passion is with the youth, having grown up intimately understanding the needs of those who have no voice to be heard, tuning her ears to the needy. What has helped her through it all as been her faith as her true foundation.
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$1000 Award - Daniel Ferman
Johnson County Community College
Second year undergraduate, Economics and Accounting

A straight "A" student, Daniel is senator in the Student Government, president of the Invisible Children Club, vice-president of the Be-The-Change Volunteer Club, member of the Multicultural Advisory Panel, the Honors Program, and Latinos of Tomorrow. Deeply serious at heart with a warm and gentle personality, Daniel is a goal-oriented planner who carefully follows through to achieve his goals. He is a role model amongst his peers with a great compassion for poverty and suffering and a thankfulness for the opportunities afforded to him.
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$1000 Award - Morgan Holland
High Point University
Freshman, Biology

Valedictorian of her class and an exceptionally meticulous and hard worker, Morgan has always dreamed of going into the medical profession and would like to specialize in orthopedics to help others as she has been helped. Minoring in Spanish, Morgan will be able to reach out to a larger population as a doctor. She has gone to New York City and to Trinidad on mission trips, helping to bring a poor community into the church where they could receive free medical care. Her passion is caring for others.
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$500 Award - Melissa Arroyo
Johnson County Community College
Second year undergraduate, Journalism

Melissa has a passion for the defense of honesty and ethics in Journalism, seeking to make sure both the media and audience are well-informed, particularly in American-East Asian relations. She has donated her time to numerous organizations including Muscular Dystrophy Association, Overland Park Farmstead, Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Friends of Overland Park Arts, Latinos of Tomorrow, Shawnee Mission North Opportunity Fund, and Latinos United Now and Always where she is the Marketing Coordinator.
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$500 Award - Allison Horney
Ohio State University
Fourth year undergraduate, Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Allison loves the work that she does and how it helps society, relating that aeronautic technology allows families across the country see each other on a regular basis; it gives our nation’s military a competitive edge in the world, better equipping them to protect our country and keep peace; it is the leading technology driving wind power as one of the most promising “clean” sources of energy; and it allows us to study and understand our universe as well as our own planet.
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$500 Award - Luz Ortiz
Avila University
Fourth-Year Undergraduate, Bachelor's in Graphic Design

Luz is a gifted Graphic Artist who believes that true happiness lies in making other people's lives better. Her goal is to work as a graphic designer for non-profit organizations that need help spreading their message. As a member of DesignForGood, she has already improved the image of numerous non-profit organizations including Latinos of Tomorrow, The Westside CAN Center that helps the homeless find employment, food, and shelter, and The Fringe Festival which conducts arts and acting performances.
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$500 Award - Cynthia Villalvazo
Kansas City Kansas Community College
First year undergraduate , Biology and Pre-Dentistry

Cynthia is a leader in Latinos of Tomorrow, is a State Farm Youth Advisory Board member (only 1% of applicants accepted), and is very active in a multitude of community projects such as El Centro, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, and belief-based organizations. She is a founding member and Vice President of Public Relations to the Pre-Professional Mathematics and Science Club and represents her community as a People to People Student Ambassador. Above all else, Cynthia loves to serve, motivate, and inspire others.
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$250 Award - Eleanor Harte
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College
First Year Undergraduate, Political Science

Eleanor has a passion for international relations and history: "I like to learn about the past, so I know what people have done wrong and also what they have done right. There is no other way to fix the future.” She held a Babbitt Fellowship, a public service internship offered to only one student each year. Eleanor has a deep, lifelong desire to help others who are less fortunate than her.
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$250 Award - Kristin Horrocks
University of Tampa
Second Year Undergraduate, English

Kristin was hired as an AVID Tutor, Advancement Via Individual Determination, a national program to get students in the least-served communities prepared for college. As a future educator, Kristin was placed at the type of school she would like to improve--underfunded and placed amidst rough neighborhoods. She has gained her students' trust and respect as she sees their potential to grow and become their best as she applies the principle of love.
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$250 Award - Taylor Overbey
Kendall College of Art and Design
Senior, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Taylor organized an art exhibit called, "A Return to Beauty", which "promotes that which is beautiful in a manner that imitates nature, or in some way elevates the human spirit." Taylor will be starting the MFA program while teaching as an adjunct professor and envisions himself starting a belief-based Art School.
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$250 Award - Noemi Perez-Silva
Florida State University
2nd year graduate, Master in Arts Administration

Noemi is working on presenting opera to children, believing that early exposure is the key to a lifetime of enjoying the arts which instill morals through the stories that are represented. She is the Outreach Coordinator at the Florida State Opera and aims towards starting her own opera company that is focused upon producing operas that are both entertaining and educational.
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$250 Award - Sara Schneider
Lansing Community College
2nd year, Associates Degree Nursing - RN

Taking care of people brings great joy to Sara's life. Sara wants to be an advocate for her patients and help build their attitudes to help them be where they want to be. She desires to start community education programs to help people understand their health and available options, teaching people how they can take care of themselves, what symptoms merit immediate care, and what to do when they are not sure, thereby empowering patients to be solution-minded.
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$250 Award - Elaina Thompson
Bowling Green State University
Second year undergraduate, Creative Writing BFA

Elaina deeply loves the art of writing: her stories are attention-grabbing and encapsulate the unique perspective of American women and their hopes. She is a writer for "Voices and Values" with a recent essay entitled, "The Power of Positivity." When readers finish one of her stories, they are left with more than simple enjoyment: they have a deeper understanding of both the struggles and joy of American life.
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$125 Award - Alesha Gailhouse
Bowling Green State University
Fourth year undergraduate, Bachelor's of Science in Journalism

Alesha has been an innovative team leader in Forensics, Speech and Debate, and is an active member of an Honorary Society. Through her study abroad in Spain, Alesha hopes to enhance communications between those who speak Spanish and those who do not, to learn more about the Spanish culture, and to integrate her own values with those in Spain.
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$125 Award - Nate Miller
University of Central Florida
Fourth year undergraduate, Public Administration (Major), Urban and Regional Planning (Minor)

Nate is working towards designing governmental policy that benefits society in the greatest capacity. Specifically, policy involving public transportation often prevents the underprivileged from seeking healthier opportunities (e.g, education, stable employment, etc.) in neighboring areas. Since we are all equal and deserve the same chances for success, Nate intends to improve the public transportation system once in the workforce. Nate is president of a belief-based organization and continually strives to better his community and country.
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FALL 2011 SCHOLARSHIPS
13 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$2000 - Daniel Ferman
$2000 - Kristin Horrocks
$1000 - Eleanor Harte
$1000 - Taylor Overbey
$500 - Morgan Holland
$500 Student Award
$500 - Jesus Sanchez
$500 - Maryellen Tinsley
$250 - Alesha Gailhouse
$250 - Jorge Holguin
$250 - Noemi Perez-Silva
$250 - Mariana Ramirez
$250 - Elaina Thompson
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$2000 Award - Daniel Ferman
Johnson County Community College
2nd Year Undergraduate, Economics/Accounting

Daniel has a passion and commitment to world issues, consistently taking on leadership roles within his school and community to tirelessly better the lives of the needy. He serves as the President of the Latinos United Now and Always Club, President of Invisible Children United, and is actively involved in the Academic Excellence Challenge Team, the International Club, and the Leadership Team of Latinos of Tomorrow. He is also on the Presidential Honor Roll and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
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$2000 Award - Kristin Horrocks
The University of Tampa
2nd year undergraduate, Secondary Education - English

Kristin's role as a leader, educator, and an agent of change has dramatically impacted her university and her community. In addition to an impressive record of campus and community involvement and a legacy of educational initiatives, as a President's Leadership Fellow she has focused upon addressing the literacy rates of low-income students and is passionate about Consititutional law, justice, and civil rights to bring equality to education, advocating for America's future through education.
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$1000 Award - Eleanor Harte
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Commonwealth Honors College
First Year Undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Eleanor's passion is to protect civil rights and work for the justice of others. She has worked full-time with the District Attorney's Office as a Victim/Witness Assistant, working with victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes. List of awards includes the Julius Babbitt Memorial Fellowship for Public Service and Community Activism. She has Worked to help the post-hurricane rebuilding efforts in New Orleans and conducts projects through Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation.
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$1000 Award - Taylor Overbey
Kendall College of Art and Design
Senior Year, Bachelors of Fine Arts

Taylor is an adult student who has served as a minister, having obtained a graduate degree in Theology. He has published books including, "So You Want to be a Minister" and a children's book of lessons called "The Bible and the ABC's" in addition to distinguishing himself around the country as a teacher and speaker. Taylor is working towards starting a Christian-based college in fine arts as a means to help instill positive values into American culture.
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$500 Award - Morgan Holland
High Point University
Freshman, Bachelor's of Science in Biology

Through her experience in athletics, Morgan developed a passion for sports medicine and orthopedics. Above all else, she desires to help people. She has been on two mission trips and works at the Pregnancy Center, with a greater goal to help others from different backgrounds and cultures alongside her profession. She has been a leader and an example of integrity and humility.
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$500 Award - Jesus Sanchez
Kansas Sate University
Sophomore, BS Electrical Eningeering

Jesus Sanchez is the President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Issues Chair of the League of United Latin American Citizens, and has served as a volunteer in Latinos of Tomorrow, Engineers Without Boarders, and Habitat for Humanity. He wishes to contribute to society through sustainable technology and renewable energy, having completed projects on wind turbines and green algae to produce green energy.
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$500 Award - Maryellen Tinsley
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Final Year, Masters of Science in Library Science with a specialization in Archives and Records Management

Maryellen's is passionate about the written word, seeking truth through research, and promoting an informed citizenry where intellectual thought flourishes. Maryellen's work as an archivist and reference librarian gives her the opportunity to preserve valuable pieces of history and help empower others to understand the past and pursue after an enlightened future.
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$250 Award - Alesha Gailhouse
Bowling Green State University
4th Year Undergraduate, Journalism

Alesha volunteers with Sunshine, helping people with developmental disabilities and their families. She has a passion to serve others through communications, church, and international understanding as she prepares for study in Spain. Her contagious enthusiasm for her work inspires those around her, as she exemplifies the quotation, "Your attitude is who you are."
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$250 Award - Jorge Holguin
Donnelly College
1st Year Undergraduate, Post Secondary Education

Jorge's mother taught him that if he helped others, God would reward him for it. He took her advice and served in Student Council, the Debate Club, and as the Lead Facilitator in the Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program and Student Council, later graduating as Valedictorian against all odds. Jorge has a very positive outlook on life, great instrinsic motivation and resilience.
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$250 Award - Noemi Perez-Silva
Florida State University
2nd Year Graduate Student, Master in Arts Administration

Noemi believes that the arts can help meet the human needs of belonging, esteem, and self-actualization; she views the arts as not merely a luxury, but a human necessity and a vital aspect of our economy. Noemi works to bring music to people, especially children, who would not normally be exposed to it and serves as an intern with the Florida State University Opera.
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$250 Award - Mariana Ramirez
University of Missouri Kansas City
1st Year Graduate Student, Master in Social Work

As a mother of two children, Mariana is committed to the motto: Never give up. Encouraged by her children and her community, Mariana sees herself working in Social Marketing for a global organization with a humanitarian cause. She has helped build 150 houses through Habitat for Humanity, has worked for the Institute for Social and Sustainable Development as the designated health program leader, and serves as an adult advisor of Latinos of Tomorrow.
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$250 Award - Elaina Thompson
Bowling Green State University
2nd Year Undergraduate, Creative Writing

Elaina shares that, although many people may not regard writing as a noble profession, writing tells a story and sends a message that, while perhaps a work of fiction, may still ring true. At its best, the pen can be mightier than the sword and serve as a vehicle for bringing about freedom. As the recipient of the Son of the American Revolution Citizenship Medal, Elaina cares deeply about the human condition and is a valued leader at her school.
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SPRING 2011 SCHOLARSHIPS
7 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1250 - Kristin Horrocks
$750 - Jackie Patterson
$350 - Tim Coulter
$350 - Alesha Gailhouse
$350 - Luz Ortiz
$350 - Noemi Perez-Silva
$350 - Jesus Sanchez
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$1250 Award - Kristin Horrocks
University of Tampa
1st Year Undergraduate, Undergraduate degree in Secondary Education--English

Urban education and inner-city schools have captured Kristin's heart and passion. While still in high school, Kristin wrote a proposal for her local school district, meeting with head administrators in her district, to implement a program to challenge gifted and talented students. The School Board took her proposal to vote and implemented her program, changing the face of gifted and talented education in her community. Kristin has served in many challenging leadership capacities as a President's Leadership Fellow, as a production, cast, and stage manager, and as a community mentor for the Gunnison Country Partners Program, immersing herself in her local community as a leader among her peers. Kristin says, "My goal for learners that exit my class is not that they are molded to my belief system or anyone else's. My goal is that they leave as wholesome individuals with heightened critical thinking skills that will place them in a position to affect positive change in their community and society and prevent them from falling victim to propaganda-political or otherwise."
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$750 Award - Jackie Patterson
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Fourth Year Medical Student, Medical Degree

Jackie has been vital to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing care of infants from heart-wrenching prognosis through recovery and discharge, helping parents through critical challenges using her expertise undergirded by a faith-based attitude. Jackie has proven herself as an example of the call of Hippocrates, having taken on a workload and responsibilities comparable to that of a senior intern. With an impeccable teaching and leadership record, Jackie has performed flawlessly in one of the toughest units of the medical profession, helping to bring cure as a healer and servant for generations to come.
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$350 Award - Tim Coulter
Bowling Green State University
First year undergraduate, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major: Finance Minor: Entrepreneurship

Tim is engaged in full-time academics and full-time community service, including intense marathons and fundraisers for hospitalized children. Inspired by Blake Mycoskie's business model of profits going towards shoes for needy children of South America, Tim is designing a sustainable entrepreneurship venture whose profits will go back into the community.
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$350 Award - Alesha Gailhouse
Bowling Green State University
3rd Year Undergraduate, Journalism

As a public relations consultant, Alesha will be serving her community advocating peaceful human relations and teaching others to communicate effectively through public speaking seminars. She is also pursuing studies that will enable her to be a bilingual minister (Spanish-English). Alesha is a committed and passionate servant in Leadership Toledo, expanding knowledge, awareness, and involvement in community affairs.
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$350 Award - Luz Ortiz
Penn Valley Community College / Park University
Junior Undergraduate, Bachelors in Graphic Design with a minor in business.

Luz was valedictorian of her class and has been a passionate leader and role model in Latinos of Tomorrow for the past five years, providing leadership and education opportunities to hundreds of youth in her area. Luz is known in her community for her self-motivation, independence of thought, and as being an exceptionally hard worker in her commitment to finding solutions to problems at the national level. Luz is working on implementing a national plan using a mass media campaign that will enable disadvantaged students to attend college.
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$350 Award - Noemi Perez-Silva
Florida State University
1st Year Graduate, Master in Arts Administration

In connecting children to music, Noemi utilizes music education as a powerful tool for democracy in enhancing children's intellectual growth and higher levels of attainment and in boosting the economic growth of the nation. Noemi is interfacing with the Department of Education to improve arts education in the United States and is measuring the impact of music upon student achievement.
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$350 Award - Jesus Sanchez
Kansas State University
1st Year Undergraduate, Electrical Engineer

Jesus lives his life according to the motto, "Act locally, think globally." Seeing many of his peers dropping out of school, Jesus responded by tutoring his classmates after school in mathematics. Jesus dedicates his time to educating students in his community to pursue their academic goals through serving as the Issue Chair of the League of United Latin American Citizens, in Latinos of Tomorrow, and in Catholic Youth Group--modeling values such as honesty, charity, and respect. Through working with Engineers Without Borders, Jesus promotes sustainable technology globally as a collaborator in humanitarian initiatives.
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FALL 2010 SCHOLARSHIPS
13 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1500 - Jackie Patterson
$1000 - Daniel Ferman
$1000 - Laura Schneider
$1000 - Maryellen Tinsley
$500 - Melanie Arroyo
$500 - Mary Baxter
$500 - Stephanie Gonzalez
$500 - Luz Ortiz
$500 - John Wendling
$250 - Nonelaci Her
$200 - jessica corr
$200 - Noemi Perez-Silva
$200 - Victoria Thompson
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$1500 Award - Jackie Patterson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4th year, MD

Jackie is deeply committed to promoting the health of individuals and populations and has chosen to pursue a career in pediatrics because she enjoys the challenges that are unique to the relationship between a physician and the pediatric patient. She appreciates the overwhelming number of interactions that result in cure and, most importantly, has come to the realization that she can provide support even in the most challenging situations when restoration to health is out of her hands. Jackie's medical research has been recognized by the UNC Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease Research Competition and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Clinical and Research Advances Conference.
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$1000 Award - Daniel Ferman
Johnson County Community College
2nd Year Undergraduate, Accounting

Daniel serves in a leadership role as the co-chair of the Educational Programming Committee of Latinos of Tomorrow, helping this organization achieve remarkable landmarks in developing educational programs that serve over 300 students a year. He has been an example of what it really means to go above oneself to help others. The first in his family to attend college, Daniel has excelled academically and continues to be actively involved with Invisible Children and the Academic Excellence Challenge Team.
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$1000 Award - Laura Schneider
Bowling Green State University
Undergraduate, Secondary Mathematics Education

Laura has always had a passion to teach--to eliminate confusion, to empower others to think independently, and to lovingly instill in her students qualities of integrity and responsibility. As one of her college's finest student leaders, Laura serves on University Staff as a Resident Advisor and is consumed with caring for others while focusing upon her academics, attaining consistently high achievement while serving as a peacekeeper among her college community.
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$1000 Award - Maryellen Tinsley
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
Undergraduate, Masters of Science in Library Science

Service to others has long been a driving force in Maryellen's life: she was the Community Service Chair for the Junior State of America's Ohio River Valley Region, served in Freedom's Answer, the National Leadership Council, and the National Speaker's Bureau among many other activities that have demonstrated intense social consciousness in her local, state, and national communities. With a background in History and Classical Civilizations, Maryellen's career path as archivist will ensure safe passage of historical information from generation to generation so that others can contribute to society to an even greater capacity.
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$500 Award - Melanie Arroyo
University of saint Mary
Undergraduate, Bachelors in art therapy

Melanie Arroyo is becoming an art therapist to improve the lives of individuals, providing freedom to patients who suffer from emotional disorders. Melanie has devised a business plan for developing her own art therapy center which won national recognition at the VICA Competition and gained support from a local bank. She wishes to raise public awareness about the therapeutic benefits of art and demonstrates a depth of character unusual for persons of her age.
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$500 Award - Mary Baxter
University of Alabama
Sophomore, Bachelors of Arts with a minor in Psychology.

Mary's ultimate goal is becoming a minister, incorporating her knowledge of psychology in the counseling arena. She also wishes to use art as a means of communication to help stimulate positive thinking in society. "Mediocrity" is not in Mary's vocabulary as she does whatever it takes to accomplish a job to its utmost excellence and is an example of selflessness and kindness in her community.
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$500 Award - Stephanie Gonzalez
Avila University
3rd Year Undergraduate, Special Education and Visual Art

Stephanie has decided on being a Special Education teacher because she believes that every student plays an important role in contributing to the future of our country and wishes to equip these students with the knowledge and values to support themselves and live a healthier lifestyle. Stephanie has proven her abilities both academically and professionally as a non-traditional student, skillfully managing time, career, and family life.
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$500 Award - Luz Ortiz
Penn Valley Community College
Undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, with a Business Minor.

Luz's goal is to contribute to the image of organizations that support the right to freedom of speech and civic involvement, unifying her community with murals that showcase vital social values. Luz has designed artwork for theater organizations showcasing the right to freedom of speech and has served in multiple leadership roles over the past 5 years in Latinos of Tomorrow. She was valedictorian of her high school class against all odds and developed career programs to assist and to train high school students with their studies or in finding scholarships, being an influential role model in her community.
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$500 Award - John Wendling
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1st Year Undergraduate, Aerospace Engineering

John is highly gifted in mathematics and science and wishes to play a major role in the advancement of scientific and engineering progress in the United States, feeling a sense of urgency that America does not fall behind technologically. John has been involved with the NASA program, National Community College Aerospace Scholars. He actively volunteers in many time consuming projects benefiting his community and church, garnering a reputation of excellence and a top-notch work ethic.
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$250 Award - Nonelaci Her
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Undergraduate, Nursing

As the first in her family to attend college, Nonelaci aspires to becoming a nurse and held an internship at the University of Kansas Medical Hospital working with the elderly and infants where her passion for nursing began to grow. She is a leader in the Asian Hmong community, serving as a Pathology Program student through the National Institute of Health, taking great care and providing extra time in service to support guest lecturers, program support, and leadership. Nonelaci mentors younger students and volunteers with children and parents through the University of Kansas Medical Center programs.
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$200 Award - jessica corr
Pinellas Technical Education Center
Undergraduate, Licensed Practical Nurse; Phlebotomy Certificate and Nursing Continuing Education

Jessica is passionate about caring for the sick and aiding and educating those in poverty and in third-world countries on prevention and cure of communicable diseases. Jessica volunteers with organizations such as the Kids Wish Network and The AIDS Foundation. Nursing is a step in her ultimate path of becoming a medical doctor, making healthcare and education available to those particularly in disadvantaged situations.
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$200 Award - Noemi Perez-Silva
Florida State University
1st year Masters, MA in Arts Administration

For the past 5 years, Noemi has taught music in the local public school system and found that most children have never been exposed to classical music or heard live music of any kind. Noemi would like to use her graduate degree to bring live performances into our schools, helping to inspire students to develop the sensitivity, discipline, endurance, and the "beautiful heart" that a musical training fosters. Noemi is an exceptional musician, educator, and leader.
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$200 Award - Victoria Thompson
Bowling Green State University
Undergraduate, Individually Planned Program - Costume Design and Construction

Victoria aims to help change America by affecting change in the pessimistic mentality that she believes pervades society today. By seeing the best in others and bringing out the best in others through Costume Design and Construction, Victoria wishes to help others accomplish their goals, focusing on the betterment of another person's life. Victoria is active in service to her community with many versatile abilities, always serving with confidence, poise, cheerfulness, and self-disciplined maturity.
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FALL 2009 SCHOLARSHIPS
3 scholarships were awarded this semester:
$1500 - Jackie Patterson
$1000 - Rebecca Allen
$500 - jessica corr
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$1500 Award - Jackie Patterson
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, School of Medicine
Third Year Medical Student, MD

Jacquelyn is conducting a clinical research project with the pediatric gastroenterology team at UNC, focusing on patient education for children with inflammatory bowel disease. As an undergraduate, she graduated summa cum laude with Honors in both Biology and Leadership Studies.
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$1000 Award - Rebecca Allen
Sterling College
First year undergraduate, Bachelors

Rebecca has been President of the Debate team at the national level for the past three years. Her passion is to be a United States History teacher. Against all odds, she has been a moral compass and role model throughout her school career.
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$500 Award - jessica corr
St. Petersburg College
Undergraduate, Associates Degree

Jessica Corr has received her CAN license and plans to become an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). Her ultimate goal is to pursue a career as a medical doctor and open free clinics worldwide that provide health care, medication, and health education to communities in need.
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