Scholarship Essays 2022

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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