We are proud to announce that Yeona, a student at The University of California, Berkeley majoring in Social Welfare, has won our most recent JustJobs Scholarship award.
Yeona’s essay was inspirational and beautifully written. She aspires to be “a social worker, advocating policies that protect and support the underpriveleged” after completion of her undergraduate degree, and hopes to attend graduate school at The University of Southern California for their Master of Social Work program. She writes, “I have lived in an impoverished community….understood how it feels to go to bed hungry or worry about having enough money for transportation to school….Children in these communities don’t have the support systems that others do, and this is exactly what inspired me to make a difference in children’s lives.”
Yeona’s intelligence, selflessness, and obvious drive will no doubt allow her success in her chosen field of social work.
The finalists – Akanksha Arya, Yeona, Udo Obiechefu, Calvary Zender, and a student wishing to remaining anonymous – were selected from thousands of other applicants for their dedication to learning, desire to make a positive impact on the world, and how their incredible stories have helped mold their future career paths. Choosing one winner was an incredibly difficult decision considering the exceptional student applicants and quality of their essays.
We want to thank our site visitors and all who voted to help us select a winner. The support shown through positive comments left for these students affirms both their career paths and the wonderful impact they already have on the lives of others.