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March & April Scholarship Winners | #WeBelongInCollege

Last updated December 2, 2020

Listen to Amber, Anna, Macina, Myles, Ratha, & Serena as they share their stories about getting through college.

Amber’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Returning home from college and figuring out how to focus on her studies and stay healthy has been a real challenge for Amber. Now she has some really great advice to share: “Get on a schedule. Everyone’s saying it - BECAUSE IT WORKS!”

Anna’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

After she selected the college she would attend, Anna reached out to try to find a college roommate. It stung when she did not receive the kinds of responses she had hoped for. She started to get really nervous about being able to make friends in college. But she found a way to reassure herself, and has this wise advice to share: No matter what, “be yourself, because you wouldn’t want to hang out with anyone who doesn’t love you for who you are.”

Macina’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Macina has dealt with so much, including homelessness and chronic health challenges in her family. And yet, she manages to care for her children and her sister’s children all while pursuing her college degree. Macina has truly proven that “if you push yourself, you can still make it.”

Myles’ #WeBelongInCollege Story

Myles was a student-athlete but sustained an injury that left him sidelined. Depression followed but eventually he found ways to cope!

Ratha’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Ratha’s mom insisted Ratha attend college, something that is not possible for so many other Yemeni women. But after giving birth to her son, Ratha started to question whether she belonged in college. It was only after she discovered her passion for sociology that Ratha came to truly believe she belonged in college.

Serena’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

There is nothing more inspiring than someone who is in the midst of their own struggle and chooses to dedicate themselves to help others. Serena shares her story because she wants to help other students who are figuring out how to cope with the pandemic. 

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