DiversityJobs would like to congratulate all of the wonderful applicants who wrote compelling scholarship essays in the August round of submissions.
The seven finalists, Shondra Celestine, Leilah Moeinzadeh, Adrienne Rodriguez, Hila Sachs, LaToya Samuel, Mayra Solomon, and Shannon Thomas, were selected from thousands of other applicants for their passion and drive for education. We were honored to have future educators, healthcare professionals, and peace keepers apply for the scholarship, hoping to change the world in some way. Though none of our applicants shared the same major, all expressed a desire to help others and to give back after obtaining their own degrees.
Shannon Thomas has been selected as the final recipient of the $2,000 scholarship award (August deadline). Her essay was moving and beautifully written, and we are proud to present her with the DiversityJobs Scholarship award. Not only has Shannon founded a student organization on her campus relating to her major, she has ambitions of “working towards peace and diplomacy” in the Middle East. We hope to help Shannon on her path towards graduate school and obtain a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.