SLNow Scholarship Winners

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Scholarship Winner: Brook Trounge, Golden West College

When this scholarship opportunity was presented to me, I considered not attempting a submission because I thought that there was no chance for me to win, but I tried anyway. A little while later, I received news that I won! This experience taught me 2 lessons, and the first one is to believe in yourself more often because a lot of good opportunities can come from it. The second lesson I learned is that we should always try. If I hadn’t even attempted a submission for this scholarship, I wouldn’t even have the chance of winning, so as long as we try, there will be a chance! I’m so thankful for this scholarship because money is a huge factor when it comes to picking what college I would like to transfer to due to location. Thank you for this opportunity!!

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Scholarship Winner: Jalina Griffin, Concordia University Ann Arbor

This is my first semester ever at Concordia. I didn’t do so well with all of the transitions that I ended up losing a couple of scholarships. This gives me a second opportunity at Concordia, and I truly love being at Concordia! I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be granted this scholarship. It has truly helped my financial situation!

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Scholarship Winner: Maria Lazalde, New Mexico State University

This scholarship means more than just obtaining money, it's giving me the opportunity to continue with my studies next semester without having to worry about a big monetary balance under my student account. It's giving me a peace of mind and allowing me to have a restful break. Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity!

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Scholarship Winner: Amil Ali-Shakir, Notre Dame College

Receiving the SLNow scholarship will now help me become even closer to reaching my milestone of becoming a first generation graduate! As a TRO student, I am so grateful to be given the opportunities and resources to allow me to be the best student possible! With the $500 I plan to use the money towards my books during my last semester while pursuing a double major in Human Resources and Management!

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Scholarship Winner: Meena Bhinge, NVCC

I am glad I decided to work on the TikTok competition, which helped me tap into my creativity. As I enjoyed the process, the goal of winning became secondary. Thanks, SLNow, and Innovative Educators, for creating the opportunity and for the scholarship.

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Scholarship Winner: Robert "Bob" Bullard, Midlands Community College

I am very thankful for your generosity.  I have been sharing my essay and your organizational info with anyone willing to listen.

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Scholarship Winner: Athena Garza, Highland Community College

Winning the scholarship was super exciting! The ladies in Highlands Trio's program were definitely proud of me. Which is crazy to think about because all I did was make a Tik Tok video (which was fun) and got a scholarship for it. In a blur of essays and applications, it was refreshing being able apply for a scholarship in a unique way. I very much enjoy the arts and creativity and so it was really nice to be able to display that part of myself in an academic setting and get rewarded for it. I want to thank you again for choosing me as the winner, and even if I hadn't won, it was a fun process to be a part of!

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Scholarship Winner: Tariq Collins, Georgia State University

Thank you so much!

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Scholarship Winner: Maria Lazalde, New Mexico State University

Thank you so much.  This will help greatly.