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Rodine Jean Charles

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Bio

In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Currently, I find myself in a living arrangement where I reside with a friend, sharing both room and personal belongings such as clothing, room and footwear. This situation is intended to be temporary, lasting until I reach the age of 18 on May 22, 2024. My objective is to secure a Full Ride scholarship, which would facilitate my ability to reside on campus once I enroll in college in June. During my college years, I intend to prioritize my focus and energy towards academic pursuits. It is imperative that I am relieved of concerns regarding my living arrangements, and sustenance. Since the age of 10, I have experienced a transient lifestyle, moving from one residence to another and residing among diverse individuals. To lessen the stress that currently burdens me, it is essential that I establish a stable foundation for myself, enabling me to dedicate my attention solely to my studies full time and employment which will be seasonal. My aspirations for the future encompass obtaining a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, ultimately leading me towards Dental School. I am determined to pursue my dreams.

Education

Homestead Senior High School

High School
2020 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Chemicals

    • Dream career goals:

      Pediatric Dentist

    • Front clerk service

      Publix
      2022 – Present2 years

    Sports

    Dancing

    Club
    2021 – 20221 year

    Research

    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

      University of florida — Intern
      2023 – 2023

    Arts

    • N/A

      Acting
      2020 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      King Jesus Universal Ministry — Projector
      2023 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Food drive — Provide/donate
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Volunteering

    Entrepreneurship

    Haiti Rising Love Wins Scholarship
    Kalia D. Davis Memorial Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. The assistance of this Scholarship will help introduce the EmpowerDent youth program possible immediately after my graduate studies. This will require financial support to ensure that I can complete my undergraduate studies at Florida State University, the institution I will be attending in the upcoming fall semester, without incurring any debt. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University Class of 2028
    Dr. Soronnadi Nnaji Legacy Scholarship
    Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University Class of 2028
    Black Leaders Scholarship
    Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Currently, I am experiencing homelessness while transitioning to college. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. In honor of Black History Month, I am inspired by several Black leaders. These include Ms. Varzi Jean Baptiste from Educate Tomorrow, Ms. Dixon Shaudrea from Project-Upstart, Mr. Samuel J. Louis, Principal of Homestead senior High school, and Ida Gray Nelson Rollins, the first African American female oral surgeon/dentist. #Florida State University Class of 2028
    Michael Rudometkin Memorial Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Strong Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Sola Family Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    American Dream Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Connie Konatsotis Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I had to take on the challenging task of working two jobs to cover my mother's medical bills. On my seventeenth birthday, circumstances forced me out of my home, leaving me homeless. Currently, I'm living with a friend, sharing space and belongings like clothes and shoes. This setup is temporary until I turn 18 on May 22, 2024. My main goal is to secure a Full Ride scholarship to live on campus once I start college in June. In college, I want to focus on my studies without worrying about where I'll live or what I'll eat. Since I was 10, I've been moving from place to place, experiencing different living situations. Despite these hurdles, I've remained dedicated to my education as a first-generation college student. I believe that with hard work and dedication, I can excel in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I've managed to maintain a GPA above 3.0 and pass all my exams. I take pride in facing immense challenges and stress head-on. I'm excited about my upcoming high school graduation in 2024, a moment I eagerly look forward to. Notably, my father is in New York and isn't providing financial support. His biggest contribution was bringing me from Haiti to the U.S., where I now live among strangers. My mother is still in Haiti, facing political unrest and limited resources. Once I graduate high school, I'll only have my school uniforms for my post-secondary journey as I can't take the clothes I share with the teenager I'm staying with. The uncertainties about my future at Florida State University without support in Miami for important ceremonies where I've been offered partial scholarships worry me. I rely on my college advisor for guidance to navigate my educational path. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.
    Simon Strong Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I had to take on the challenging task of working two jobs to cover my mother's medical bills. On my seventeenth birthday, circumstances forced me out of my home, leaving me homeless. Currently, I'm living with a friend, sharing space and belongings like clothes and shoes. This setup is temporary until I turn 18 on May 22, 2024. My main goal is to secure a Full Ride scholarship to live on campus once I start college in June. In college, I want to focus on my studies without worrying about where I'll live or what I'll eat. Since I was 10, I've been moving from place to place, experiencing different living situations. Despite these hurdles, I've remained dedicated to my education as a first-generation college student. I believe that with hard work and dedication, I can excel in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. I've managed to maintain a GPA above 3.0 and pass all my exams. I take pride in facing immense challenges and stress head-on. I'm excited about my upcoming high school graduation in 2024, a moment I eagerly look forward to. Notably, my father is in New York and isn't providing financial support. His biggest contribution was bringing me from Haiti to the U.S., where I now live among strangers. My mother is still in Haiti, facing political unrest and limited resources. Once I graduate high school, I'll only have my school uniforms for my post-secondary journey as I can't take the clothes I share with the teenager I'm staying with. The uncertainties about my future at Florida State University without support in Miami for important ceremonies where I've been offered partial scholarships worry me. I rely on my college advisor for guidance to navigate my educational path. Despite my limited support system, I appreciate the assistance from Project UP-START. Through this program, I had the chance to participate in senior activities and have essentials like a gown, shoes, and a purse provided for me, making Prom a special occasion. Project UP-START has connected me with social workers and opportunities that I couldn't afford on my own. Visiting Florida State University over Spring break was insightful, showing me a potential path with the chance to join Unconquered Scholars, connecting with peers who share similar backgrounds. The support I've received has better prepared me for the next phase of my life, despite feeling anxious about what lies ahead. As I move towards graduation and beyond, I hold onto the belief that my determination and hard work will pave the way for a brighter future. I am grateful for the kindness and opportunities that have come my way through Project UP-START and other supportive individuals along this journey. My ultimate goal of pursuing a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and attending Dental School feels within reach, thanks to the encouragement and assistance I have received. With each step forward, I am more determined than ever to overcome obstacles and reach my full potential. # Florida State University
    Let Your Light Shine Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University class of 2028
    Udonis Haslem Foundation BDJ40 Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University
    Scholarship Institute’s Annual Women’s Leadership Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a non-native speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. #Florida State University
    Building a Better World Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a non-native speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.
    Jennifer Webb-Cook Gameplan Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a non-native speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.
    Dimon A. Williams Memorial Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a nonnative speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. #Florida State University
    Lemon-Aid Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart. #Florida State University 2018
    Lindsey Vonn ‘GREAT Starts With GRIT’ Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a nonnative speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida Food Drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. #Florida State University
    Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart.
    Concrete Rose Scholarship Award
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart.
    Kalia D. Davis Memorial Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart.
    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a nonnative speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration.
    Marie Jean Baptiste Memorial Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother's medical expenses who is currently resigning in Haiti. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University Class of 2028
    WCEJ Thornton Foundation Low-Income Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences Pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate at Florida State University then attend dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fund raise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart. Despite the daunting obstacles of violence, poverty, and the specter of death that I have triumphed over, I persevered with unwavering determination and committed myself to diligent work and study. As a result, I have achieved a commendable GPA of over 3.0 and successfully passed all my end-of-course examinations. I take immense pride in my ability to navigate through immense stress and surmount profound challenges. One quote by Thomas Edison resonates deeply with me and serves as a constant source of motivation: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” These words inspire me to persist in the face of adversity and to never abandon my pursuit of success. Looking ahead, I am delighted to announce that the year 2024 will mark my high school graduation, a significant milestone that I eagerly anticipate. #Florida State University class of 2028
    Snap EmpowHER Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences Pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fund raise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University class of 2028
    Rev. Ethel K. Grinkley Memorial Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University class of 2028
    Jonas Griffith Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences Pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate at Florida State University then attend dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fund raise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations.With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart. One quote by Thomas Edison resonates deeply with me and serves as a constant source of motivation: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” These words inspire me to persist in the face of adversity and to never abandon my pursuit of success. Looking ahead, I am delighted to announce that the year 2024 will mark my high school graduation, a significant milestone that I eagerly anticipate. #Florida State University class of 2028--Accepted
    Eunice Richardson Scholarship for Girls
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Florida State University Class of 2028
    Dr. Michal Lomask Memorial Scholarship
    Winner
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Jaimeson Williams Legacy Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences Pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the EducateTomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate at Florida State University then attend dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fund raise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations.With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart. One quote by Thomas Edison resonates deeply with me and serves as a constant source of motivation: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” These words inspire me to persist in the face of adversity and to never abandon my pursuit of success. Looking ahead, I am delighted to announce that the year 2024 will mark my high school graduation, a significant milestone that I eagerly anticipate. #Florida State University class of 2028--Accepted
    Chris Ford Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Janie Mae "Loving You to Wholeness" Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    Goobie-Ramlal Education Scholarship
    In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday on May 22, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate journey at Florida State University the dream university I got accepted into, then heading to dental school, completing my pediatric dentist residency, and establishing my dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. #Floridan State University Class of 2028
    To The Sky Scholarship
    The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, my interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration.
    Young Women in STEM Scholarship
    Reflecting on my early years, I can recall the challenges I faced growing up in an unsafe neighborhood in my home country, Haiti, as a child of a single mother. However, this was merely the beginning of a demanding journey. At the age of eight, my father, a U.S. citizen, facilitated my naturalization process, and I moved to live with my stepsister, who was a mother of three. In order to secure my place in that household, I was entrusted with the responsibility of caring for the young ones. It is worth noting that my existence remains unknown to my father’s wife and family. Throughout my time in Haiti, I supported my family to the best of my abilities. During middle school, I found myself adapting to English as my third language. Despite being a nonnative speaker and of Afro-Caribbean descent, I refused to let these factors hinder my progress, unlike other English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students. I firmly believed that with time, dedication, and perseverance, I could attain the same level of proficiency as those who were native English speakers. Fortunately, I was able to exit the ESOL program in my first year of high school due to my exceptional academic performance. Between the ages of 11 and 13, I took on the responsibility of babysitting four to seven children irregularly, earning fifty to sixty dollars in order to support my family in Haiti. The year 2020 proved to be challenging for people worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I managed to balance full-time work and studies as a result of the transition to virtual schooling. I was able to save money, which I subsequently donated to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High. My inclination towards assisting others has always been ingrained within me. I have provided aid fellow students by helping them with their coursework and ensuring their understanding of the material. In Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students, and by the age of 14, I extended my tutoring services to elementary and middle school students ranging from the first to sixth grade. Being the provider for my family has been a role I have assumed from a remarkably young age. In my junior year of high school, I was faced with the daunting responsibility of managing two jobs in order to provide for my mother’s medical expenses. As fate would have it, on my seventeenth birthday, I was forced to leave my home and found myself homeless. Despite these seemingly insurmountable challenges, I remained committed to my academic pursuits. As a first-generation college student, I have always placed great importance on my education. My interest in the field of biological sciences pre-med stems from a deeply rooted desire to become a pediatric dentist and provide essential support to foster and homeless teens, drawing from my own experiences. My vision for the future includes completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where I plan to introduce the EmpowerDent youth program. This program aims to deliver comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care through scheduled check-ups and x-rays for each individual teen. Inspired by the Educate Tomorrow team, I am committed to fundraising during my graduate studies to implement this program upon my graduation, with the ultimate goal of making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need. Looking ahead to the future, I envision myself completing my undergraduate heading to dental school and completing my residency as a pediatric dentist and establishing my own dental practice clinic, where the EmpowerDent youth program will be introduced. This program is designed to provide comprehensive dental services and prioritize holistic wellness for underprivileged youth within the foster care and homeless community, ensuring proactive and personalized care for each individual teen through scheduled check-ups and x-rays. My aspirations are driven by the profound impact of the Educate Tomorrow team, and I am determined to fundraise during my graduate studies to realize this program and create meaningful change in the lives of those in need. My resilience in overcoming obstacles and maintaining a 3.8 GPA reflects my unwavering commitment to excellence and my ability to thrive in the face of adversity. My clear vision for the future, coupled with my determination to implement the EmpowerDent youth program upon completion of dental school, exemplifies my proactive approach to effecting positive change. My strong desire to provide support and opportunities for foster and homeless teens aligns with the values of this award, making me a compelling candidate for consideration. Obtaining a scholarship would hold significant meaning for me as it would signify that I am one step closer to realizing my aspirations. The scholarship would enable me to gain admission into my dream university and would relieve me of the financial burden associated with educational expenses such as tuition fees, books, and other related costs. With the aid of a scholarship, I could direct my focus towards my studies, allowing me to dedicate my time and energy towards acquiring knowledge, rather than being preoccupied with concerns about educational expenses. The value of winning a scholarship goes beyond financial assistance; it would serve as an opportunity for me to complete my undergraduate with $0 in debt and to pursue my passion for learning, which I hold dear to my heart.
    Walters Family Oak Grove High School Scholarship
    Looking back at my early years growing up with a single mother of two in an unsafe neighborhood back in my home country of Haiti, this was only the beginning of my challenging journey. When I was eight years old my father, who is a U.S citizen, naturalized me, and I came to live with a legal guardian who was a mother of three. I had to care for the little ones to stay in that home. During middle school, English was the third language that I had to adapt myself to. I did not let the fact that I was black, and a non-English speaker affect me as it affect other students who were ESOL like myself, because I knew with time, effort, and perseverance I will be as good as those students who are fluent in English. Fortunately, I was removed from ESOL in my first year of high school due to my high academic grades. When I was 11-13 years of age, I babysat 4-7 kids for fifty to sixty dollars “irregular pay,” just so I could feed my family in Haiti. Throughout the pandemic, I was able to keep up with full-time work and studies due to the fact school was virtual. I was able to save money to donate to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High School. Back in my home country of Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students. By the age of 14, I tutored elementary students from grade 1st-6th. I have always been the provider for my family, starting at an incredibly early age. During my junior year, I worked two jobs because I had to pay for my mother’s medical expenses. On my seventeenth birthday I got kicked out and found myself without a home. I am a first-generation college student. Throughout my high school years, I developed an affection towards math. My goals for the future are to major in mathematics in my undergraduate studies, and to also earn my place in a Dentistry school to obtain a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) degree. I choose mathematics not only because math is my passion and that I fancy solving problems, but because I take an immense pleasure in helping others and changing their point of view on certain aspects. Both degrees will give me the opportunity to help and provide service to my community. After thinking long and hard, I have realized my calling is the military. Serving as a dentist in the Military will be a considerable way of assisting others in need. Having an outgoing personality that lends itself to interacting well with others. I believe that with hard work and dedication, I will excel in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. Winning a scholarship would mean everything to me; it would mean I am one step closer to reaching my career goals. As I prepare for and embark on my post-secondary educational goals a scholarship would help me tremendously to attend my dream university. A scholarship would allow me to focus my time and energy on studying rather than worrying about school supplies, tuition, books, and other educational expenses. Winning a scholarship would mean more to me than just obtaining money; it would also mean having an opportunity to learn, study and attain a degree in mathematics, which is a passion of mine and is something that I absolutely love to do. In defiance of the challenges of violence, poverty, and death that I have overcome. I am proud of myself for the tremendous amount of stress and challenges I have overcome.
    First-Gen Futures Scholarship
    Looking back at my early years growing up with a single mother of two in an unsafe neighborhood back in my home country of Haiti, this was only the beginning of my challenging journey. When I was eight years old my father, who is a U.S citizen, naturalized me, and I came to live with a legal guardian who was a mother of three. I had to care for the little ones to stay in that home. During middle school, English was the third language that I had to adapt myself to. I did not let the fact that I was black, and a non-English speaker affect me as it affect other students who were ESOL like myself, because I knew with time, effort, and perseverance I will be as good as those students who are fluent in English. Fortunately, I was removed from ESOL in my first year of high school due to my high academic grades. When I was 11-13 years of age, I babysat 4-7 kids for fifty to sixty dollars “irregular pay,” just so I could feed my family in Haiti. Throughout the pandemic, I was able to keep up with full-time work and studies due to the fact school was virtual. I was able to save money to donate to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High School. Back in my home country of Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students. By the age of 14, I tutored elementary students from grade 1st-6th. I have always been the provider for my family, starting at an incredibly early age. During my junior year, I worked two jobs because I had to pay for my mother’s medical expenses. On my seventeenth birthday I got kicked out and found myself without a home. I am a first-generation college student. Throughout my high school years, I developed an affection towards math. My goals for the future are to major in mathematics in my undergraduate studies, and to also earn my place in a Dentistry school to obtain a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) degree. I choose mathematics not only because math is my passion and that I fancy solving problems, but because I take an immense pleasure in helping others and changing their point of view on certain aspects. Both degrees will give me the opportunity to help and provide service to my community. After thinking long and hard, I have realized my calling is the military. Serving as a dentist in the Military will be a considerable way of assisting others in need. Having an outgoing personality that lends itself to interacting well with others. I believe that with hard work and dedication, I will excel in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. Winning a scholarship would mean everything to me; it would mean I am one step closer to reaching my career goals. As I prepare for and embark on my post-secondary educational goals a scholarship would help me tremendously to attend my dream university. A scholarship would allow me to focus my time and energy on studying rather than worrying about school supplies, tuition, books, and other educational expenses. Winning a scholarship would mean more to me than just obtaining money; it would also mean having an opportunity to learn, study and attain a degree in mathematics, which is a passion of mine and is something that I absolutely love to do. In defiance of the challenges of violence, poverty, and death that I have overcome. I am proud of myself for the tremendous amount of stress and challenges I have overcome.
    ALS Family Scholarship
    Looking back at my early years growing up with a single mother of two in an unsafe neighborhood back in my home country of Haiti, this was only the beginning of my challenging journey. When I was eight years old my father, who is a U.S citizen, naturalized me, and I came to live with a legal guardian who was a mother of three. I had to care for the little ones to stay in that home. During middle school, English was the third language that I had to adapt myself to. I did not let the fact that I was black, and a non-English speaker affect me as it affect other students who were ESOL like myself, because I knew with time, effort, and perseverance I will be as good as those students who are fluent in English. Fortunately, I was removed from ESOL in my first year of high school due to my high academic grades. When I was 11-13 years of age, I babysat 4-7 kids for fifty to sixty dollars “irregular pay,” just so I could feed my family in Haiti. Throughout the pandemic, I was able to keep up with full-time work and studies due to the fact school was virtual. I was able to save money to donate to the Florida food drive community program at Homestead Senior High School. Back in my home country of Haiti, I tutored kindergarten students. By the age of 14, I tutored elementary students from grade 1st-6th. I have always been the provider for my family, starting at an incredibly early age. During my junior year, I worked two jobs because I had to pay for my mother’s medical expenses. On my seventeenth birthday I got kicked out and found myself without a home. I am a first-generation college student. Throughout my high school years, I developed an affection towards math. My goals for the future are to major in mathematics in my undergraduate studies, and to also earn my place in a Dentistry school to obtain a DMD (Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry) degree. I choose mathematics not only because math is my passion and that I fancy solving problems, but because I take an immense pleasure in helping others and changing their point of view on certain aspects. Both degrees will give me the opportunity to help and provide service to my community. After thinking long and hard, I have realized my calling is the military. Serving as a dentist in the Military will be a considerable way of assisting others in need. Having an outgoing personality that lends itself to interacting well with others. I believe that with hard work and dedication, I will excel in both my undergraduate and graduate studies. Winning a scholarship would mean everything to me; it would mean I am one step closer to reaching my career goals. As I prepare for and embark on my post-secondary educational goals a scholarship would help me tremendously to attend my dream university. A scholarship would allow me to focus my time and energy on studying rather than worrying about school supplies, tuition, books, and other educational expenses. Winning a scholarship would mean more to me than just obtaining money; it would also mean having an opportunity to learn, study and attain a degree in mathematics, which is a passion of mine and is something that I absolutely love to do. In defiance of the challenges of violence, poverty, and death that I have overcome. I am proud of myself for the tremendous amount of stress and challenges I have overcome.