Scholarship Essays

Vasileah Tsantes 1

Scholarship Finalist: Vasileah Tsantes

March 23, 2022

For the past two years I have had the amazing opportunity to be a part of The Sisterhood Project. This is a club and organization started by my dear friend Blakely Berryhill. The goal of the organization is to bring awareness to struggles that incoming freshman girls go through. As upperclassmen we mentor them and …

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Scholarship Finalist: Shazia Panjwani

March 23, 2022

I cannot help myself but believe that God has put me on this earth for one major purpose: to help people. Ever since I was young, I would take any chance I was provided with to be of service to those around me. I did any task I could get my hands on, without thinking …

Liam Long 1

Scholarship Finalist: Liam Long

March 23, 2022

For two years, I had the opportunity to work as a construction apprentice for Build-Up Ensley. This project was designed to give teenagers an opportunity to earn their high school diploma and their college certificate in construction, simultaneously. Although, my mom had gotten my siblings and me into a private, Christian school and was content …

Erin Cantrell 1

Scholarship Finalist: Erin Cantrell

March 23, 2022

As I sit on the old wooden stool inside the muggy concession stand, I ask myself countless times this very question, “Why am I volunteering for my community?” For the last 3 years, I have been serving as a member of the Gardendale High School Student Council, where I have accumulated roughly 50 hours of …

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Scholarship Finalist: Virginia Balogh

March 23, 2022

Over the course of my life numerous people have taken the time to invest in me. Teachers, camp counselors, babysitters and neighbors blessed me in multiple ways as I was growing up. I took it for granted that all kids have people in their life to encourage and mentor them. When I was a freshman …

Liz Lewis

Scholarship Finalist: Liz Lewis

March 23, 2021

Throughout my high school career, my Christian faith has given me strength through many obstacles. However, one of the most trying occurred in November of my junior year, when I was diagnosed with an L5 stress fracture. As a softball player, the news was devastating especially since I had just had an Ulnar Nerve Repositioning …

Hannah Lloyd

Scholarship Finalist: Hannah Lloyd

March 23, 2021

I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and that God uses His children in ways that seem unimaginable in order to share the Gospel and bring glory to Him. I have been a part of many different organizations and have helped volunteer with many different things at my church, school, and in the …

Chandler Key

Scholarship Finalist: Chandler Key

March 23, 2021

At Briarwood, we bear the title “Christian” in the name of our school. Since we are a Christian school, we are held to a higher standard at all times. I view this standard of being a Christ follower as an opportunity and not a burden. Even though I cannot be perfect, I can strive to …

Taylor Woodard

Scholarship Finalist: Taylor Woodard

March 23, 2021

My faith in God throughout my high school career has been the most important structure and stronghold in my life. Whether I was in the classroom or on the softball field, He was always there keeping my mind right and my trust in Him strong. I participate in a program for elementary kids called the …

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Scholarship Finalist: Alexandra Axtell

March 23, 2021

My freshman year, I was struggling severely with my mental health. I lost sight of God and how much he cared for me. I was not sure if I was worthy of His love for a long time. After some time however, I began to notice the little things that God had created and wondered, …

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