Announcing Our Fall 2018 STEM Scholarship Winner!
- December 14, 2018
- Posted by: Ashley Pereira
- Category: STEM education
We are proud to announce Alisha LaBuda as the winner of our $500 STEM Fall Scholarship!
From Phoenix, Arizona, Alisha specified in her scavenger hunt application that her educational goal was to attend college and focus on STEM education after graduating. Upon graduating from college, Alisha wishes to reach out to parts of society that have less exposure to STEM education, as well as help students her age who might not be aware of the level of importance that STEM careers will have on theirs and future generations. “It is more than just getting an education, but the right type of education,” says Alisha.
As was the case with previous scholarships, students were entered for consideration for the scholarship by completing the Career In STEM®Career Scavenger Hunt. The hunt is designed to help students narrow down what STEM careers interested them. At the end of the scavenger hunt, students would then describe what they would do with the scholarship money should they win. We paid extra attention to clear, well-written answers that showed students’ dedication and interest in STEM. The winner was ultimately hand-picked by Career In STEM® staff, who manually reviewed each and every response the scavenger hunt collected.
Over 300 students completed the scavenger hunt during this fall contest. Most entrants applied from various states across the U.S., while others applied overseas from the countries and territories of Israel, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.
Finalists for the scholarship were Jordan Littlefield, Stephan Lattimore, James Wang, Gensen Surpris, Kira McFadden, Autumn Boyce, Kaylen Kallander, Sarah Shiang, Odalyz Montes, Jovain Sterling, Emma Wilson, Tracy Westra, Melis Jensen, Natalia Murray, Andrea Dalisay, Sachy Arcelay-Cancel, Nicholas Chaney, Yuqian Zheng, Myranda New, Sydney Potts,Stephanie Nguyen, William Castro, Lilley Harris, Sidney Croy, and Tyler Carr.
Each finalist has been awarded free enrollment in Career Pathways Academy, our online course library and community, to help them continue in their STEM career journey.
We’d like to thank everyone who entered the scholarship contest. We saw how so many of the entrants showed a strong desire to go to college, and many others had clear career goals and dream jobs in mind already. Best of luck to all entrants and finalists!