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Sharla Rider

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Bio

Hello, My name is Sharla Rider! My inspiration started when I was retained in 1st grade for having a learning disability. I was diagnosed with dyslexia, a known learning disorder. Despite my diagnosis in May 2016, one week before graduating from Albion College, I am honored to continue to further my educational journey.  With over seven years of experience in various roles related to coaching, education, and behavioral therapy, I have a passion for working with children and youth. I have an MBA, currently pursuing a Physician of Psychology in Developmental Leadership. My goal is to employ my proficiency and skills to empower and inspire the next generation of leaders, innovators, and changemakers. As an Enrollment Specialist at Excess Telecom, I leverage my MBA and communication skills to deliver excellent customer service and support. I help customers enroll in the best telecom plans and products that suit their needs and preferences while ensuring compliance with all policies and techniques. I also collaborate with other departments and stakeholders to resolve any issues or inquiries that may arise during the enrollment process. I am providing customer support with Excess Telecom as a representative and I enjoy volunteering, painting, sewing, and photography in my spare moments.

Education

Purdue University Global

Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)
2024 - 2027

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Technical bootcamp
2021 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians

Spring Arbor University

Master's degree program
2020 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
  • Minors:
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

Albion College

Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)
2013 - 2014
  • Majors:
    • Marketing

Albion College

Bachelor's degree program
2012 - 2016
  • Majors:
    • Sociology
  • Minors:
    • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Public Health
    • Law
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Education, General
    • Medicine
    • Philosophy
    • Health and Medical Administrative Services
    • Bible/Biblical Studies
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
    • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
    • Homeland Security
    • Psychology, General
    • Sociology
    • Agricultural Public Services
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
    • Business/Managerial Economics
    • Economics
    • Accounting and Computer Science
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Judiciary

    • Dream career goals:

      The absolute highest judicial power in the US lies with the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The Court only hears a limited number of cases — about 100 to 150 cases a year. There are 9 judges — or Justices as they are officially called — nominated by the President and appointed by the US Senate. Their tenure lasts their whole life with the average tenure being around 16 years. The youngest Justice appointed was Justice John Jay in 1789 at 44 years old. Let’s see how I could beat that, shall we?

    • Community Health Representative

      Ingram County Health Department
      2018 – 2018
    • Paraprofessional

      Marshall Public School
      2017 – 2017
    • Direct Support Specialist

      Turning Leaf Behavior Health Services
      2017 – 2017
    • Law Enforcement/Criminal Law

      Calhoun Area Career Center
      2009 – 20112 years
    • Cashier /Sales

      Dollar General
      2012 – 20131 year
    • Auto Part Assembler

      Magna Dexsys International
      2018 – 2018
    • Event Private Security

      DK Security
      2018 – 20191 year
    • Sales Associated

      The Bohm Theatre
      2014 – 20151 year
    • Youth Behavior Specialist

      Star Commonwealth
      2016 – 20171 year
    • Summer Dreams Leader

      Albion Recreation Department
      2015 – 20161 year
    • Sales Associate

      Family Fare
      2009 – 20101 year
    • Community Outreach-Funding

      Black Student Allience
      2012 – 20131 year
    • College Program

      Walt Disney World
      2013 – 20141 year
    • Architecture and Planning

      Albion Wildcat/Community Garden
      2009 – Present15 years
    • Supervisor

      Boys and Girls Club of America
      2018 – 20191 year
    • Criminal Justice

      Association for Career and Technical Education
      2009 – 20112 years
    • FEMA Achievement IS-00100-00800

      Department of Homeland Security
      2019 – 2019
    • Facilitator

      Ingham County Health Department
      2019 – 2019
    • Driver Skills Test Vehicle Information

      Michigan Department of State
      2010 – 2010
    • Junior Varsity Award

      Albion High School
      2009 – 2009
    • Exceptional Leadership

      NAACP
      2011 – 2011
    • College Volunteer

      Albion College
      2016 – 20171 year
    • Outstanding Achievement in Community Service Leadership and Racial Healing

      NAACP
      2011 – 2011
    • High Standard of Academic Excellence

      Washington Gardner Elementary School
      2005 – 2005
    • High Standard of Academic Excellence

      Washington Gardner Elementary School
      2004 – 2004
    • Valuable Contribution

      Walt Disney World
      2013 – 20141 year
    • Pre-College Program

      Michigan State University
      2007 – 20125 years
    • Youth Participation and Outstanding Performance

      Kids at Hope
      2011 – 2011
    • Honor Roll

      Albion High School
      2011 – 2011
    • Perfect Attendance

      Disney College Program
      2013 – 20141 year
    • Perfect Attendance

      Disney College Program
      2013 – 20141 year
    • Intergroup Dialogue

      Albion College
      2016 – 2016
    • Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Communities and Professionals

      Ingham County Health Department
      2019 – 2019
    • Community Health Worker

      Ingham County Health Department
      2019 – 20223 years
    • Basketball Softball Sports

      Officials Registration Confirmation
      2011 – 20121 year
    • Transportation Coordinator

      Michigan State University
      2012 – 20175 years
    • Ambassador

      Helping Women Period
      2020 – 20233 years
    • Youth President

      NAACP
      2012 – 20131 year
    • Community Health Worker

      Health Department
      2018 – 20224 years

    Sports

    Tennis

    Junior Varsity
    2012 – 2012

    Awards

    • Yes

    Softball

    Junior Varsity
    2012 – 2012

    Awards

    • Yes

    Basketball

    Junior Varsity
    2009 – 20123 years

    Awards

    • yes

    Research

    • International and Comparative Education

      Costa Rica University — Staff
      2015 – 2015

    Arts

    • United Voices of Albion College

      Music
      No
      2015 – 2016
    • Albion College

      Conceptual Art
      Self Portrait
      2015 – 2016

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      4-H Creative Expressive Arts — Facilitated Local Youth
      2021 – 2021
    • Advocacy

      Kids at Hope — Substance Abuse Specialist
      2016 – 2016
    • Advocacy

      Michigan Healthcare Worker Allience — Board Member
      2020 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      United Voices of Albion College — President
      2015 – 2016
    • Volunteering

      Helping Women Period — Ambassador
      2019 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Sisters Influencing Society — Participant
      2012 – 2012
    • Volunteering

      Play Right Sports Academy — Transportation and Coach Basketball
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Give Kids the World — Christmas Parade Staff
      2013 – 2014
    • Volunteering

      Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church — Missionary
      2001 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Sisters Influencing Society — High School Completion
      2009 – 2012
    • Volunteering

      Albion High School’s 2011 Homecoming Court — Athletics and other extra curricular activities
      2009 – 2011
    • Volunteering

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored people — Volunteer
      2009 – 2012
    • Volunteering

      Washington Gardner Elementary — Forks Participant
      2005 – 2005
    • Volunteering

      NAACP — Leader
      2005 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Inflow Digital Marketing Scholarship
    The Digital Marketing Job Role Is constantly evolving. Marketing Job Roles Are the Future in High Demand for Digital Marketing Jobs are a career path with a extensive process. Finding enjoyment in doing something you love while also factoring in things like long-term stability and supporting the overall lifestyle you want are worth pursuing. A digital marketing career isn’t necessarily the dream job most people aspire to have while they’re in school. But when we consider the opportunities in this dynamic field, we will see that the digital marketing career outlook is nothing but positive and will continue to be so in 2023. Future role in Digital Marketing role looks like a form of marketing where businesses promote their products and services through digital platforms like social media, emails, blogs and digital advertising. The process includes building a digital presence and setting up campaigns to target the right audience. One of the many reasons a digital marketing career with a team is so exciting is that because the field is constantly evolving as different platforms are introduced with networking opportunities a digital marketing manager is always scoping out trends and seeing how they impact discoverability. Building experience in digital marketing encompasses just about every facet of a brand’s presence online. As search engines roll out new updates, digital marketing managers determine how they impact website rankings. From there, the entire marketing team works together to create a strategy. While traditional marketing still has its place in the world, digital marketing is quickly taking over thanks to affordability and analytics. Marketing managers are now able to see exactly where people are coming from, what they’re doing on the website, and which tactics produce the highest ROI. This data-driven approach makes it easier for professionals to prove their worth, and for leaders to see which strategies are most effective. Successes to be replicated over again, eliminating the guesswork for future campaigns. The Digital Marketing market is further expected to scale with a CAGR of 32.1% by 2028, with a value of USD 24.1 billion. There will be close to 6 billion internet users by 2027. The demand for skilled digital marketers will only increase in the coming years. According to LinkedIn, Digital Marketing is also one of the top skills to learn in 2023 to boost your career. All these factors show that now is the best time to learn new skills and kickstart your career!
    Bryent Smothermon PTSD Awareness Scholarship
    Truth, My mother was an only child to my Grandfather who is a war Veteran. Understanding PTSD in veterans was not discussed with me as a child growing up, I witnessed my Grandfather experience hard times readjusting to life out of the military. Always on edge, always on the verge of panicking or exploding, or, on the flip side, feeling emotionally numb and disconnected from loved ones. It was hard to believe that I would never feel normal again. For all too many veterans, these are common experiences lingering symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s hard living with untreated PTSD and, with long V.A. wait times, it’s easy to get discouraged. There are many things you can do to help others overcome PTSD and come out the other side even stronger than before. The causes for Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sometimes known as shell shock or combat stress, occurs after they experience severe trauma or a life-threatening event. It's normal for the mind and body to be in shock after such an event, but this normal response becomes PTSD when your nervous system gets “stuck.” The nervous system has two automatic or reflexive ways of responding to stressful events: Mobilization, or fight-or-flight, occurs when you need to defend yourself or survive the danger of a combat situation. Your heart pounds faster, your blood pressure rises, and your muscles tighten, increasing your strength and reaction speed. Once the danger has passed, your nervous system calms your body, lowering your heart rate and blood pressure, and winding back down to its normal balance. Immobilization occurs when you've experienced too much stress in a situation and even though the danger has passed, you find yourself “stuck.” Your nervous system is unable to return to its normal state of balance and you're unable to move on from the event. This is PTSD. Recovering from PTSD involves transitioning out of the mental and emotional war zone, still living in and helping your nervous system become “unstuck.” In the hours or days following a traumatic event, sometimes symptoms don't surface for months or even years after you return from deployment. While PTSD develops differently in each veteran due to PTSD, I was not allowed to be around my Grandfather, I was not allowed to grow old with him and hear stories about when he was younger. Veterans Grandchildren are those who deserve hope after serving and protecting the United States of America.
    Book Lovers Scholarship
    If everyone in the the world read just one book, the Bible would be that book because the Bible is powerful and impactful. It has sold more copies than any other book. Parts of the Bible have been translated into more than 1,500 languages, and translations into many other languages are in progress. Six in 10 Americans say that their interaction with the Bible has changed their life. Completed nearly 2,000 years ago, the Bible has stood the test of time. Jesus says about it, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away” (Matthew 24:35, New International Version). His statement has proven true. The Bible is just as applicable today as it was then. The Bible was inspired by God and penned by dozens of authors who knew and followed Him. There are 66 individual books in the Bible. The books are written in a number of genres, including narrative history; proverbs; prophecy; law; genealogy; personal letter and poetry focused on worship, romantic love and mourning. The first 39 books of the Bible make up the Old Testament, which includes, among many other things, the historical account of God making promises to the nation of Israel and the Israelites continually rebelling against God. The New Testament is made up of 27 books and starts with four accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. From there, the New Testament goes on to describe how Christianity spread across the world and the message that Jesus’ followers communicated as they spread it. Interwoven throughout the Bible is the redemptive work of God. Each book points to His master plan to rescue broken and desperate people and restore their relationships with Him through Jesus. Even though Jesus does not show up until the New Testament, the Old Testament still anticipates Him with prophecies, promises and foreshadowing. Seeing the Bible as one story with multiple authors all writing with the same overarching theme in mind brings unity to the Bible. Next time you read a passage from the Bible, take time to look through that text and see how it connects to Jesus.
    Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship
    Studying the cosmos beyond our own planet, we can understand where we came from, where we are going, and how physics works under conditions which are impossible to recreate on Earth. The practical attitude is to accept life as a wonderful gift and make the best lemonade out of the lemons it brings. This echoes the organic relationship between a plant and the nutrients in the soil that feeds it. But it does not fulfil the need for a deeper meaning. Beyond recognizing what is out there, we could aspire to make a difference to the world by defining new challenges and striving to accomplish them. This mission can be pursued even as we age and move away from stressful engagements, by mentoring students who seek them. In the mind of a mentor, the pride associated with a protege overcoming obstacles reflects the celebration of the human spirit. Humanity's interest in the heavens has been universal and enduring. Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, push the boundaries of our scientific and technical limits, and then push further. The intangible desire to explore and challenge the boundaries of what we know and where we have been has provided benefits to our society for centuries. Human space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations. Curiosity and exploration are vital to the human spirit and accepting the challenge of going deeper into space will invite the citizens of the world today and the generations of tomorrow to join NASA on this exciting journey. Science is important when it comes to nature and our universe. Science support our way of learning about what is in the natural world, how the natural world works, and how the natural world got to be the way it is. Accepted scientific ideas are reliable because they have been subjected to rigorous testing. But, as new evidence is acquired and new perspectives emerge, these ideas can be revised. Science is a community endeavor. It relies on a system of checks and balances, which helps ensure that science moves in the direction of greater accuracy and understanding. This system is facilitated by diversity within the scientific community, which offers a broad range of perspectives on scientific ideas.
    Cat Zingano Overcoming Loss Scholarship
    When my grandfather passed in 2009, the goal was to make him proud through pursuing an education. He may have not lived to see me graduate from high school or college but he understood the assignment. I walked to school everyday, I lived on couches, and I couldn’t afford much to eat. God heard my cry and he brought me out of where I’ve gone from into a better situation. I fought to graduate college even with no one knowing my dreams and aspirations. I was retained in 1st grade for having a learning disability. I was diagnosed my senior year of college Dyslexic and I was punched for being Dyslexic, no after school activities, no social life, I was on probation my whole undergraduate experience. I lived in the library and cried everyday because I felt that God had forsaken me. I was eager to learn and I enjoyed seeing others smile. I worked in a garden all 4 years in high school, to support my community with suppling a resource god food to be given out for free into the community. I started in 2009 and I have been working with the Community garden ever since. I will never give up on myself or anyone who desires to learn.
    Adam Montes Pride Scholarship
    Hello, My name is Sharla Rider. I am Dyslexic, Dyslexia is also known as a learning disorder. I am currently working as a PhD student, studying to obtain a degree in Developmental Psychology. Currently working with a Research Center, to focus on my passion for community, my desire to support local leaders, to heal through sharing resources and providing sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare options. Many communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from Medical Providers practices, that will have impact on any community. As a first generation College student, the impact I have on my community resonates with my desires to be of service, to establish a structured foundation, to create sustainability, and become a pillar in my community. What sets me apart from others would be my desire to receive an education no matter my obstacles I have to face. My proudest accomplishment was working as a volunteer for Helping Women Period Inc. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. My desire is to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience is where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit has inspired the most enthusiastic expression possible, due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. Hobbies, I enjoy research, photography, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives in my community. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue my education.
    Augustus L. Harper Scholarship
    Hello, My name is Sharla Rider. I am Dyslexic, Dyslexia is also known as a learning disorder. I am currently working as a PhD student, studying to obtain a degree in Developmental Psychology. Currently working with a Research Center, to focus on my passion for community, my desire to support local leaders, to heal through sharing resources and providing sustainability. Being a student that always desired to profits well academically but always fell short while testing. I have learned throughout life’s experiences that an education in anything is important because it can not be taken from you. It is one thing that no man or woman can take from a person. I understand the value of an education when so many things around me have been taken or changed right in front of me without my permission or input. I trust God to sustain his people and I trust that people will learn that anything worth having is worth seeking after and worth chasing. The pursuit of an education is endless and will never change in our society for many, an education will open doors that no man can shut. I thank God for my education and for my community that raised myself and my family and friends. An education is just as important as learning to trust in the Lord with all our hearts, leaning not into our own understanding. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare options. Many communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from Medical Providers practices, that will have impact on any community. As a first generation College student, my desires are to be of service, to establish a structured foundation, to create sustainability, and become a pillar in my community. My desire is to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience is where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit has inspired the most enthusiastic expression possible, due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. Hobbies, I enjoy research, photography, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives in my community. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue my education. Expected to need student loans.
    @frankadvice National Scholarship Month TikTok Scholarship
    @normandiealise National Scholarship Month TikTok Scholarship
    @GrowingWithGabby National Scholarship Month TikTok Scholarship
    Alicea Sperstad Rural Writer Scholarship
    Hello, history is written by the victors," is a popular saying. But if we didn't write it down, we wouldn't have it at all. I just wish more people would study history, because if we don't, we're doomed to repeat it. Another important thing we have because of this is the Bible. The Gospel of Jesus wouldn't travel as far and as wide as it has today if the Biblical authors hadn't written it. I am Dyslexic currently a PhD student, studying to obtain a degree in Developmental Psychology. Currently working with a Research Center, to focus on my passion for community, my desire to support local leaders, to heal through sharing resources and providing sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare options. Many communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from Medical Providers practices, that will have impact on any community. This is probably the most impactful reason why writing is important. If you can't or don't write, you probably find it more difficult to communicate with all sorts of people. As a first generation College student, my desires are to be of service, to establish a structured foundation, to create sustainability, and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience is where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit has inspired the most enthusiastic expression possible, due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As hobby, writing poetry and singing the melody to lyrics. Writing saved my life, writing helps me express myself through song and dance. Writing is life changing, most things I’ve written down I’ve seen manifest into physical form. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations. I've had books inside me all my life. I think everyone has a book inside, whether they realize it or not. It's not necessarily a book of fiction. It could be a book of their experiences. People want to share their stories. And everyone has a story to tell. Writing is the only way to get that story into the hands of people who care.
    Seherzada Scholarship
    I am Dyslexic, Dyslexia is known as learning disorder. Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language. Currently a PhD student, studying to obtain a degree in Developmental Psychology. Currently working with a Research Center, to focus on my passion for community, my desire to support local leaders, to heal through sharing resources and providing sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare options. Many communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from Medical Providers practices, that will have impact on any community. As a first generation College student, my desires are to be of service, to establish a structured foundation, to create sustainability, and become a pillar in my community. Sharing knowledge creates positive impact, this strength is essential to leadership skills. It fosters and inspires others to grow. When sharing with others, this teaches them something special about you and your journey. I Imagine what would be possible if our community was in the mode of collaboration and contribution. This mindset creates new ideas and opportunities. As a happy byproduct, continuing to deepen my knowledge and skillset along the way too. When making a contribution to others, this makes a positive impact. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience is where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit has inspired the most enthusiastic expression possible, due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. Making a positive impact in the world through my career has always been a dream. This impact helps through giving back and cultivating community, growth, and change around causes that matter to you. As hobby, I enjoy research, photography, management, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives in my community. By using my voice and sharing my skills, I have become an essential part of my community. Success isn’t just about wealth. It’s about how you inspire others and make a difference along the way. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
    I am dyslexic, I suffer with ADHD. Currently a PhD student, studying to obtain a degree in Developmental Psychology. Currently working with a Research Center, to focus on my passion for community, my desire to support local leaders, to heal through sharing resources and providing sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare options. Many communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from Medical Providers practices, that will have impact on any community. As a first generation College student, my desires are to be of service, to establish a structured foundation, to create sustainability, and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience is where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit has inspired the most enthusiastic expression possible, due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As hobby, I enjoy research, photography, management, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives in my community. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
    Recovery means a new beginning, fresh start in life to chase your dreams and goals. It means to take your life into your. Hands and to take care of oneself. Recovery means to repent and move forward in life, we cannot become our test and trials we have to allow them to be used to strengthen our minds to help us think clear. Recovery means That you can be healed and delivered, transformed with no condemnation formed against me shall prosper. Recovery gives me hope for brighter days to come for our future children generations. New chapters bring out the best in everyone.
    Project Pride of NJ Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. I plan to continue providing access to feminine hygiene products free of charge. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations. I plan to continue working with non profit organizations with planning and grant writing to support community agriculture and sustainability throughout the community. Working with youth in community gardens, teaching children how to plant and grow food in their back yard.
    Lotus Scholarship
    I am Dyslexic, Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Dyslexia, also known until the 1960s as word blindness, is a disorder characterized by reading below the expected level for one's age. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, "sounding out" words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first noticed at school.The difficulties are involuntary, and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn. People with dyslexia have higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental language disorders, and difficulties with numbers. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration.with my vibrant spirit the most enthusiastic person possible in my field due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives serving as a medical provider in the medical field of psychiatry. Yes I was retained in the first grade due to being dyslexic. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations. I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to grow and to become their greatest potential with the right resources available. I care more about a student’s development. No matter what obstacles May come, I will over come them, with grit I press on, with pride I continue striving for excellence. I have learned over the years to lean not on my own understanding and with everything trust in the lord with all my heart and he will direct my path.
    Theresa Lord Future Leader Scholarship
    I am Dyslexic, Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Dyslexia, also known until the 1960s as word blindness, is a disorder characterized by reading below the expected level for one's age. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, "sounding out" words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first noticed at school.The difficulties are involuntary, and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn. People with dyslexia have higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental language disorders, and difficulties with numbers. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration.with my vibrant spirit the most enthusiastic person possible in my field due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives serving as a medical provider in the medical field of psychiatry. Yes I was retained in the first grade due to being dyslexic. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations. I believe that everyone deserves an opportunity to grow and to become their greatest potential with the right resources available. I care more about a student’s development. No matter what obstacles May come, I will over come them, with grit I press on, with pride I continue striving for excellence. I have learned over the years to lean not on my own understanding and with everything trust in the lord with all my heart and he will direct my path.
    RAD Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. Providing free feminine hygiene products for anyone that need it is my humanitarian obligation to my community to support families. This service is one that many enjoy and appreciate and this experience is how I serve my local, state and federal government now, and in the future. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Working directly with Ministerial Leaders and Higher Academia to address social change, focus on housing development and Hygiene supplements to support families find resources. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Elizabeth Schalk Memorial Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. Providing free feminine hygiene products for anyone that need it is my humanitarian obligation to my community to support families. This service is one that many enjoy and appreciate and this experience is how I serve my local, state and federal government now, and in the future. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Working directly with Ministerial Leaders and Higher Academia to address social change, focus on housing development and Hygiene supplements to support families find resources. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Francis E. Moore Prime Time Ministries Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. Providing free feminine hygiene products for anyone that need it is my humanitarian obligation to my community to support families. This service is one that many enjoy and appreciate and this experience is how I serve my local, state and federal government now, and in the future. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Working directly with Ministerial Leaders and Higher Academia to address social change, focus on housing development and Hygiene supplements to support families find resources. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Coleman for Patriots Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. Providing free feminine hygiene products for anyone that need it is my humanitarian obligation to my community to support families. This service is one that many enjoy and appreciate and this experience is how I serve my local, state and federal government now, and in the future. HWP prioritizes the needs of people experiencing relationship violence, who have been denied access to resources due to systemic racism and institutional biases, we direct support to communities of color and organizations that serve BIPOC communities. We listen to our BIPOC partners and we adjust our support based on the cultural and traditional preferences of the people we serve. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Working directly with Ministerial Leaders and Higher Academia to address social change, focus on housing development and Hygiene supplements to support families find resources. The number of families in the USA needing assistance from food pantries continues to increase every year. The lack of access to menstrual health products for people who are either homeless or low-income is appalling. These necessary products are not covered by SNAP or any other welfare program. Each month, this leaves countless people without the products many of us take for granted. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. Expected to need student loans to continue furthering my educational aspirations.
    Ruthie Brown Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Alma J. Grubbs Education Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Dema Dimbaya Humanitarianism and Disaster Relief Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Saswati Gupta Cancer Research Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. My goals are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    PAC: Diversity Matters Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation African American college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Martha Mitchell Truth Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    She Rose in Health Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Andrea M Taylor Future Doctors Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Christina Taylese Singh Memorial Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. There is 1 psychiatric doctor in my Community, he is currently 100 years of age and facing health challenges who I aspire to live up to one day. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. We are today what we will be tomorrow and I will do anything to help my community have resources and access to transportation and medical services. My Gail’s are to work with local leadership and establish a system to promote awareness and access for families how are local and who depend on their community for support. This will empower families and give them the necessary tools to be successful in everything they are trying to do. As a first generation college student, I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Mental Health services are not often available for those who are not working in my community and with the lack of jobs comes a lack of benefits that brings down the ability for people to work. Mental health challenges are real and if I can help I will support my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. I have my mind made up, this will be my future career. I have found serving others and being supportive in my community in this field to better serve my community.
    Charles Cheesman's Student Debt Reduction Scholarship
    Currently a PhD student with a focus study in Philosophy, development and leadership. With a passion for community my desire is to support local leaders heal with sharing resources and sustainability. The community needs to see community involvement from pillars and sustainers who are natives of the community who has access to the voices of those effected the most by lack of resources who need their voices to be heard so that the community supports local residents. I have served in leadership for my community through singing, dancing, preforming live at community service events and with local church leaders and community leaders to provide access to educational opportunities. Future plans are to work as a Psychiatric Doctor with treatment plans and affordable healthcare insurance options. Many underserved communities will gain knowledgeable experiences from medical providers practices that will have a positive effect on the community. As a first generation College student my desires are to be of service and to establish a structured foundation to create sustainability and become a pillar in my community. As a first generation college student, with the money that I save from paying down my student debt would be to support my local churches financially provide youth opportunities for children to learn earn and play in their community. I desire to provide a professional transparent experience in healthcare nurturing my desire for diversity, and whole-person approaches to serving my community. Spring Arbor University is my former educational experience where I received my Master of Business Administration. My vibrant spirit to be the most enthusiastic person possible in my field is due to how supportive Spring Arbor has been. As a hobby I enjoy reading, designing, creating innovative ideas, and I have a passion for serving and protecting lives through our medical field of study. If not for my tenacity and ingenuity, I would not have become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without consistency and perseverance, I would have succumbed to many failures. My goals are to stabilize my efforts to be effective and to see positive change with businesses and activities that are possible with financial support. These are my goals and aspirations that I’m hoping to see in my community with the support of local leadership and local youth with everyone’s visions being heard and sought after. Major accomplishments are highest Honorary Doctor Degree while working for the Walt Disney Company.
    Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship
    Seeing affordable housing developments established due to technology has been the most inspiring act of kindness to humanity. Seeing homes on wheels for homeless families inspire me, Technology denotes comfort. It has changed how we view things, and it has made a radical change in the convenience and comfort of life at home. So, how is technology changing our homes? #1 Technology Elevates Our Home Entertainment Experience Thanks to the advent of technology, smart devices are not limited to mobile phones. Now, there are smart devices such as television sets and speakers. True enough, technology has changed how we live our lives. Technology has made life a lot easier – plus, it has made homes more comfortable and convenient for living. Technology has also given us brand new devices in recent decades, like smartwatches, tablets, and voice assistant devices. With these devices, we can do things like transfer money instantly and make purchases for everything from
    Shawn’s Mental Health Resources Scholarship
    Meditation can reduce stress, increase calm and promote happiness. It may be particularly helpful for you in this trying time. When people notice that their mind is racing or they start to become anxious, they are typically thinking about something in the past or in the future. To refocus on the here and now, you can start by noticing the sensations in the body, Ms. Njaka said. “Can we feel the ground below us? The heat of the sun?” It is normal for the mind to wander. If this happens, gently return your awareness to your breathing and come back to the present. If you are compassionate with yourself and approach the practice with curiosity, openness and forgiveness, you will be more likely to try it again, she added. Take advantage of the transitional moments of the day to practice mindfulness — when you wake up, right before or after a meal or when you change your physical location, for example — so that you can start to form a routine. Reduce information overload We have all been inundated by a relentless news cycle, a fire hose of information coming at us in the form of breaking news notifications, social media posts and email newsletters (among other sources) that can leave us feeling anxious, angry or even helpless. “Now is the time to completely overhaul your news consumption,” said Cal Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University and the author of “Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.” Choose just one or two reliable sources and read them at a specific time each day, For example, you can listen to a news roundup podcast while commuting to work or read a newspaper at breakfast. Declutter your physical space During the pandemic, and especially during lockdown, many people finally began to clear the junk out of their homes, a phenomenon referred to as the “great decluttering.” If you haven’t tackled your pile of clutter, now might be a good time to do it. Messy spaces tend to prevent clear cognitive thinking,” said Catherine Roster, a professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico who has researched how cluttered homes affect people. “It has a distorting effect that can bleed into other aspects of a person’s life — not only their emotions but their productivity.” Hiring a professional organizer to help sort through the mess is not within everyone’s budget, so Dr. Roster suggested relying on a buddy — ideally someone who is also decluttering their home. Together the two of you can serve as a sounding board for each other to make decisions about what to keep and stay on schedule. Listening to music while you sort and organize can also help motivate you. Reconnect with the people you love What I’m seeing with my clients is that many seem to be emotionally cluttered. Information overload coupled with either social isolation or not getting your needs met socially or emotionally is a really bad brew.
    Cyrilla Olapeju Sanni Scholarship Fund
    The greatest challenge for my family to come to America was the unknown routes to take for safety of children and future grandchildren. My grandmother mothers passed when she was a child, so as she got older she learned things on her own and did her best to raise her children.
    Dylan's Journey Memorial Scholarship
    My desire to pursue a Graduate Education in Healthcare is grounded in my experiences not only of lack of Healthcare programming and neglect of Special Needs Services, but of personal transformation and service. As the youngest of two daughters, I endured a childhood in which I was retained in 1st grade for reading comprehension and after being retained I never received special needs support because the school system could not determine where I struggled because I read well during the testing. I went through elementary, middle school, High School and remained on the honor roll, with no support or knowledge of anyone that I was dyslexic. When I enrolled in college I worked 3-5 jobs every semester and in my freshman year I went on to do an internship in Orlando Florida, while still enrolled in online courses to make sure to stay on track for the next school year. I taught English as an ambassador for Albion College in Costa Rica, my junior year and participated in numerous programs while no one ever realized I have a learning disability. I was diagnosed my senior year after I missed my first class in undergraduate history and needed to retake a quiz, I received my first 100% score and I was amazed, at this point I didn’t ever want to go to class on time because I loved my score on the test, so I asked my professor if I could take all of my tests outside of class, she said no you have to be tested to get a accommodation like that. I put my pride aside and I went to get tested. While being tested, the test instructor said it was obvious I was dyslexic from the beginning of the test. She was amazed at how I got through Albion College right until a few weeks before graduation without any special services. I said all that to say, my GPA does not really show how much work went into each of those courses, all the long nights, of Not being able to read or spell and all the completed assignments that were checked over and over to received, how challenging it was but I over cams lacking the ability to read and write and spoke up often to professors who cared to make sure I got an understanding, many days I stayed late in office hours even calling them and going over to their house to receive help. I always excelled in the classroom but failed miserably on tests. If not for my own tenacity and ingenuity, I would have not become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without the consistency, and perseverance, I would have succumbed to any number of failures. This commitment is most clearly reflected in my service-oriented extracurricular activities.
    Healthy Living Scholarship
    feeling better mentally – regular exercise can lift your mood and help you feel better. saving money – eating junk food, smoking, and drinking sugary drinks or alcohol are all expensive habits. fewer health problems – living a healthier lifestyle means a lower risk of developing many. Reduced Risk of Developing Health Issues If you start making healthier choices today, you will lower your risk for developing health issues, including obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. More Natural Energy A regular routine, which includes healthy eating and exercising, can increase your energy level in a natural way. A Happier Mood Healthy activities, like long walks or playing sports with friends, can also improve your mood and make you feel happier afterwards. Fewer Trips to the Doctor If you are taking good care of your body, you might not need as much medical care as before. Set a Positive Example Once you start living a healthy lifestyle, people will notice. Your positive habits could encourage family members or friends to get healthy, too.
    Bold Hope for the Future Scholarship
    Healthy interactions and the human motivation for innovation during collapse, darkness, and pain. The new pathways, connections, and communities that are being formed as we adapt to a changing world. The desire to create and implement Indigenous and new technologies, social and behavioral innovations, contemplative practice, and policy tools for addressing society’s most pressing issues. The intense creativity of the youth and science fiction future they dream to create. Young people are reinventing activism and democracy, finding radical new ways to understand and tackle long-standing injustices.
    Bold Generosity Matters Scholarship
    Willingness to give or to share, shows generosity to those in need with an act of unselfish giving. It reminded me of my sacrifice as a believer to give myself. Generous people are able and willing to give. They give both financially and of themselves, in a way that benefits the recipient. Their gifts may include time, money, things, and encouragement. Generous people are also able to receive in such a way that the giver gains from the interchange.
    Bold Wise Words Scholarship
    The Bible teaches us to live by the laws of God, warns against cruelty and other evil deeds. Everything that happens in this world happens by the will of God. He who lives according to the words of Jesus will do good deeds and walk in His will. Wisdom quotes from the Bible helps believers walk in the love and will of God.
    Grandmaster Nam K Hyong Scholarship
    My first experience of College was in the 7th grade when I became a Gear Up student who never missed a Saturday for Michigan State. I feel I was born to help prepare for a better life and future that will impact numerous generations to come. I feel the need to better prepare myself for a lifetime of meaningful service and to ensure that I maximize my knowledge to be effective for my future endeavors. Graduate-level training will give me the theoretical and methodological tools I need to create and manage organizations and programming that empower individuals and communities to better themselves. In the short-term, I see myself in an administrative role that implements programming similar to the programming to which I have already committed so much of my extracurricular time—e.g. GEAR UP and Kids at Hope Youth Academy, Big Read, NAACP, Sisters Influencing Society, Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, . I see myself working in an established organization that is dedicated to engaging in the lives of underrepresented Communities, this could mean a local organization or even a national organization such as the Community Health Department or Hospitals. In the long-term, I plan to concentrate in the psychiatric mental healthcare field to become a MD. My desire to pursue a Graduate Education in Healthcare is grounded in my experiences not only of lack of Healthcare programming and neglect of Special Needs Services, but of personal transformation and service. As the youngest of two daughters, I endured a childhood in which I was retained in 1st grade for reading comprehension and after being retained I never received special needs support because the school system could not determine where I struggled because I read well during the testing. I went through elementary, middle school, High School and remained on the honor roll, with no support or knowledge of anyone that I was dyslexic. When I enrolled in college I worked 3-5 jobs every semester and in my freshman year I went on to do an internship in Orlando Florida, while still enrolled in online courses to make sure to stay on track for the next school year. I taught English as an ambassador for Albion College in Costa Rica, my junior year and participated in numerous programs while no one ever realized I have a learning disability. I was diagnosed my senior year after I missed my first class in undergraduate history and needed to retake a quiz, I received my first 100% score and I was amazed, at this point I didn’t ever want to go to class on time because I loved my score on the test, so I asked my professor if I could take all of my tests outside of class, she said no you have to be tested to get a accommodation like that. I put my pride aside and I went to get tested. While being tested, the test instructor said it was obvious I was dyslexic from the beginning of the test. She was amazed at how I got through Albion College right until a few weeks before graduation without any special services. I said all that to say, my GPA does not really show how much work went into each of those courses, all the long nights, of Not being able to read or spell and all the completed assignments that were checked over and over to received, how challenging it was but I over cams lacking the ability to read and write and spoke up often to professors who cared to make sure I got an understanding, many days I stayed late in office hours even calling them and going over to their house to receive help. I always excelled in the classroom but failed miserably on tests. If not for my own tenacity and ingenuity, I would have not become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without the consistency, and perseverance, I would have succumbed to any number of failures. This commitment is most clearly reflected in my service-oriented extracurricular activities.
    Bold Science Matters Scholarship
    Jesús Christ birth and resurrection is my favorite scientific discovery. The tomb in which Jesus Christ may have been buried dates back nearly 1,700 years, scientists have discovered. Tests carried out on the remains of a limestone cave in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem, date it back to around 345 CE, National Geographic reported. Although it’s impossible to definitively say whether the tomb is the burial site of a Jew known as Jesus of Nazareth, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is largely accepted as the site of Christ's burial.
    Bold Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
    Although solution-focused brief therapy acknowledges present problems and past causes, it predominantly explores an individual's current resources and future hopes, helping them to look forward and use their own strengths to achieve their goals. This is an approach to psychotherapy based on solution building rather than problem solving. Mental Health utilizes many different forms of therapy approaches, and each patient requires their own treatment path that can ensure long-term success. This therapy method has been proven effective for many patients
    William M. DeSantis Sr. Scholarship
    . I recommend Ms. Rider based on her exemplary levels of scholarship, learning ability, compassion, and academic fervor. I had the privilege of teaching Sharla the course Leadership in Business during her MBA program. While our acquaintance has not been tenured, Sharla’s dedication to her education and lifelong learning is evident in her personal life and her interactions in a classroom setting. Sharla first made an impression in the classroom with her professional level of engagement, both academically and relationally. Ms. Rider demonstrated initiative and motivation through her quality of assignments and interaction with others. Often students struggle with naturally connecting theory, philosophy, and practice. However, Sharla distinguished herself by moving beyond surface connection to investigating the complexities of the process of thought, analysis, evaluation, and theoretical alignment. Sharla also implemented constructive feedback into her learning process, growing throughout the term. In addition to producing exceptional leadership in business work, Ms. Rider displayed a willingness to connect with peers who purport alternative perspectives peers throughout various dialog board discussions indicating an acute openness to learning and growing. Overall, Sharla demonstrates a solid commitment to health management research, education, and community service. In conclusion, as an Affiliate Faculty Professor for Spring Arbor University and professional organizational leadership consultant, I would highly recommend Sharla Rider for this scholarship. As a future experienced health care leader, she will excel through the hands-on nursing experience and ability to develop skills in direct patient care. Sharla’s expertise in health community service and passion for health care provides her insight into the functions of the MD program. It demonstrates her commitment to outstanding professional and Medical health development, effective diverse team collaboration, a strong culture of education, and her relentless effort towards continuously improving patient care, increasing her ability to execute the required compassionate tasks. Sharla will be an outstanding asset with this scholarship.
    Paybotic Women in Finance and Technology Scholarship
    Harriet Tubman because she stayed on track to conduct freedom to herself and others. That’s what I plan to continue doing.
    Melaninwhitecoats Podcast Annual Scholarship
    I plan to concentrate in the psychiatric mental healthcare field to become a MD. My desire to pursue a Graduate Education in Healthcare is grounded in my experiences, Healthcare programming and neglect of Special Needs Services, but of personal transformation and service. As the youngest of two daughters, I endured a childhood in which I was retained in 1st grade for reading comprehension and after being retained I never received special needs support because the school system could not determine where I struggled because I could comprehend. I went through elementary, middle school, High School and remained on the honor roll, with no support or knowledge of anyone that I was dyslexic. When I enrolled in college I worked 3-5 jobs per semester and in my freshman year I went on to do an internship in Orlando Florida, while still enrolled in online courses to make sure to stay on track for the next school year. I taught English as an ambassador for Albion College in Costa Rica, my junior year and participated in numerous programs while no one ever realized I have a learning disability. I was diagnosed my senior year after I missed my first class in undergraduate history and needed to retake a quiz, I received my first 100% score and I was amazed, at this point I didn’t ever want to go to class on time because I loved my score on the test, so I asked my professor if I could take all of my tests outside of class, she said no you have to be tested to get a accommodation like that. I put my pride aside and I went to get tested. While being tested, the test instructor said it was obvious I was dyslexic from the beginning of the test. She was amazed at how I got through Albion College right until a few weeks before graduation without any special services. I said all that to say, my GPA does not really show how much work went into each of those courses, all the long nights, of Not being able to read or spell and all the completed assignments that were checked over and over to received, how challenging it was but I over cams lacking the ability to read and write and spoke up often to professors who cared to make sure I got an understanding, many days I stayed late in office hours even calling them and going over to their house to receive help. I always excelled in the classroom but failed miserably on tests. If not for my own tenacity and ingenuity, I would have not become a first-generation college student committed to serving others. Without the consistency, and perseverance, I would have succumbed to any number of failures. First, as a Mentor and Chaperon for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), I have spent countless Saturdays on buses and in lecture halls with seventh- to twelfth-grade students from Albion Publics School (APS) as we attended and participated in sessions at Michigan State University. GEAR UP is a statewide collaborative intervention effort that seeks to expose minority students to post-secondary options and to strengthen their preparedness for college-level work. Second, as a mentor at Kids at Hope Youth Academy, I have worked tirelessly in local classrooms and in after-school sessions mentoring students with specific challenges—e.g. challenges that might arise from their home environment or from ESL issues for international students attending APS. Third, as a volunteer at the Albion Wildcat Garden, a collaboration between Albion College Women’s Studies Professor Trisha Franzen.
    Robert Lee, Sr. and Bernice Williams Memorial Scholarship
    I prayed and cryer out to God for help, I plan to become a Medical Doctor in my community l.
    Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship
    How my experiences with mental health influences my beliefs, relationships and career are key factors in why I’m pursuing a medical degree to support my community.
    Lost Dreams Awaken Scholarship
    Recovery means a fresh start, a new beginning for me and my love ones to start planning family vacations and supportive family outings. You know you feel outcasted when you go down a path because you want to make a decision on your own. It’s nice to have family support when times are low, you try to find the joy out of the dark hole.
    Bold Future of Education Scholarship
    Mental Health physiatrist working in the community where the children grow up would decrease the crime rates in small rural areas. Education is suppose to be fun, your learning all sorts of new things and sometimes the English language is the first thing. I think many people forget that you cannot diagnose or treat yourself of symptoms if you don’t know the root cause for this behavior. I think it’s important for families and children to see what a functioning family looks like, with less violence and traume. I think that the federal government should have more responsibilities for children with parents in prison, to hice them hope in their future.
    Jameela Jamil x I Weigh Scholarship
    As a community health worker my role it to support families and advocate for families in need. I specialize in trauma for families in crisis. During the pandemic, I distributed over 100,000 menstrual cycle, feminine products for women and children in my community. I was compeled to support my community. The tears of joy gave me hope for the future, showed me that my idea of becoming the community you one day incision it becoming. I do trust that with Gods time in hall things are possible. All of the products were donated to the community and placed in pantry like settings for people to just grad and go. I planned to set up tables at different community events and I gage with families. I found community partners to be beneficial and rewarding, so many community leaders started stepping up to support me, I continued to become a bender for my community. Throughout the pandemic all mental health workshops I was able to speak and also recruit volunteers to support me all through out the state of Michigan. This was one of the most rewarding ideas I could have ever thought of, the community loves it and it’s free for all who are in need. This opportunity has pushed me into a career field of my dreams to provide treatment to throughs I love most while providing community service.
    Ethel Hayes Destigmatization of Mental Health Scholarship
    As a undergraduate student, first generation student, I have faced with, homelessness since 2011, not having a doctor for 10years while in school because I couldn’t afford insurance, I was raped in college and through it all, I will rise, I will continue to persevere no matter what obstacles I am faced to in counter. I am a first generation college student, with dreams of changing the health and well being of residence in my community. I believe mental health is the root cause for stagnation. I want to shift the youths perspective and show them dreams are real and you can become anything in this world. I was told in high school that I would never ever be able to become a doctor, I was told to be realistic about my future plans, well today I stand proudly to say, not only will I be a doctor, I’m going to train the future generation of doctors. Mental health is real, and child hood trauma is real, many never seek out help, but I would like to support low income families in need, I would love to support families heal from trauma caused that has caused suicide rates to increase significantly.
    @ESPdaniella's Gap Year Scholarship