LIFE Foundation Announces 2010 Scholarship Recipients


College bound students who have lost one or both parents often find themselves at a financial disadvantage to other students who can count on the support of two parents to help them make it through college. On, our contributors have shared their stories (see SayCampusLife: Special Scholarship Opportunity for Children of a Deceased Parent).

The organization behind this effort is LIFE Foundation founded in 1994 in response to the public’s growing need for information and education on life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. As part of their effort to make a difference in some families, the LIFE Foundation awards college scholarships to children of deceased parents.

This week, LIFE Foundation announced its 2010 recipients, who will benefit from a total of  $105,000, in awards for 59 students across the United States. This year’s winners are:

The 59 students who received LIFE Lessons scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $1,000 include:

$10,000 Grand Prize Scholarship Recipient: Esther Kim (Sugar Hill, GA, Oglethorpe University)

$5,000 Scholarship Recipients: Austin Haner (Riverside, CA, University of Arizona), Jessica Hively (Conneaut, OH, Case Western Reserve University), Karim Abouelnaga (Astoria, NY, Cornell University), Susanna Manthei (Riverside, CA, California Baptist University), Tianxin Ku (St. Louis, MO, Washington University in Saint Louis), Mashell Ewing (Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley), Fariha Hoque (Miramar, FL, University of Florida)

$2,500 Scholarship Recipients: Brittnee Clary (Los Angeles, CA, University of California, Los Angeles), Giavanna Ficarra (Aptos, CA, Ithaca College), Jarell Green (Sparks, NV, University of Nevada, Reno), Kaitlyn Donovan (Spring, TX, Texas Christian University), Massih Zaboli (Mableton, GA, Georgia Institute of Technology), Stephanie Downing (Jefferson, GA, Gainesville State College)

$1,000 Scholarship Recipients: Abby Bishop (Lebanon, OH, Sinclair Community College), Amy Dreisiger (Eastport, NY, Cornell University), Andrew McLean (Whittier, CA, Rio Hondo Community College), Angela Min (Visalia, CA, University of California, Davis), Arya Morman (Portland, OR, Oregon State University), Ashley Vanschindel (Corona, CA, Riverside Community College District – Norco Campus), Bethany Goodman (Lawrence, KS, University of Phoenix), Celaena Powder (Palmer, AK, New York University), Charles Thompson (Frederick, MD, Pennsylvania College of Technology), Christin Wilkins (Waco, TX, Baylor University), Christine Shen (Arlington, VA, College of William & Mary), Courtney Dotson (Saint Peters, MO, Lindenwood University), Crystal Johnson (Memphis, TN, Amberton University), Danialle Hays (Martinsville, IN, Franklin College), David Matusiak, II (West Point, MS, East Mississippi Community College), Elizabeth Hallam (Overland Park, KS, University of Kansas), Emily Lambert (Westminster, MA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), Erica Brady (Republic, MO, Everest College), Hanna Fordahl (Ventura, CA, California Lutheran University), Ian Buzby (Newton, MA, University at Albany-SUNY), Jalina Smith (Duluth, GA, Georgia State University), JessLeigh Bartley (Santa Maria, CA, Allan Hancock College), Josip Setka (Skokie, IL, University of Illinois at Chicago), Kamalia Blunt (Atlanta, GA, University of Georgia), Katherine Saccone (East Hanover, NJ, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Kathleen Loringer (Delran, NJ, Burlington County College), Kelsey English (Durham, NH, University of New Hampshire), Melanie McMenamin (Plainfield, IL, College of DuPage), Meredith Mixter (Chico, CA, California State University, Chico), Morgan Turner (Ashby, MN, University of Minnesota, Morris), Nichole Sandoval (Streamwood, IL, University of Arizona), Nina Lang (Belleview, FL, West Virginia University), Phillamenia Powers (Detroit, MI, Ferris State University), Rebecca Gomberg (Cherry Hill, NJ, Camden County College), Samantha Nyman (Payson, UT, Stevens-Henager College), Sara O’Brien (McKinney, TX, Baylor University), Shanique Patterson (Fort Pierce, FL, University of South Florida), Shanise Miller (Atlanta, GA, Clayton State University), Shayla McElroy (Hampton, VA, Hampton University), Staci Kleinbaum (Manalapan, NJ, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey), Tiffany Schmitz (San Francisco, CA, BioLa University), Tracy Lais (Pismo Beach, CA, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), Tynisha Sudberry (Chicago, IL, Howard University), and Zachary Long (Advance, NC, Lenoir – Rhyne University)

As we’ve mentioned previously, we cannot help you qualify for these scholarships. However, you can visit the LIFE Foundation website to keep track of next year’s campaign and also visit our scholarship search page for additional college scholarship opportunities.

Source: LIFE Foundation


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