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Geraldine Doronio, Graduate Achiever Scholarship Recipient, University of Alabama

My name is Geraldine Doronio.  I am currently a doctoral nursing practice student at The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas and my Master’s degree in Nurse Anesthesia in 2008 from Samuel Merritt University.  I am […]

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Gbolade Kayode, Graduate Achiever Scholarship Recipient, Tulane University

At Tulane University, I am currently in my second year of graduate school and have completed my qualifying exam, which is a major milestone in the Ph.D. program. The Tulane University Ph.D. program not only equips me with skills, knowledge, and exposure I need to achieve my goals, but also the integrity of character that […]


Alicia Maners, Community Service Scholarship Recipient, University of Chicago

My name is Alicia Maners, and I grew up in Jackson, TN. In 2015, I started college at Harding University in Arkansas where I majored in English education. I have always possessed an affinity for cultural studies and teaching English as a second language, but I never considered integrating these two passions until the summer […]


Jennifer (Kennedy) Perez, Core Values Scholarship Recipient, LACHSA

Kennedy is a senior at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) majoring in dance and musical theatre. She is currently assistant choreographer at LACHSA where she has won various awards including Best Musical Theatre Overall Performance 2019, Best Dance Work Ethic 2018 and Most Inspirational Dancer 2017.  She is in the process […]

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Katherine Bain, Society Involvement Scholarship Recipient, University of Kentucky

Considering I am in my thirties and still in school, I am what I like to call a “professional student” with a love for all things academia-related. I completed my undergraduate degree at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where I played collegiate water polo and graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. […]

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Mary Kisor, Community Service Scholarship Recipient, Missouri State University

My name is Mary Kisor. I am starting my senior year this fall at Missouri State University. I have a loving, supporting husband and three beautiful girls. My girls are Amanda, 25, a student at Iowa University, Rachyl, 10, an upcoming soccer star, and Emily, 8, a fantastic cheerleader and softball player.  I have had […]