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The purpose of the scholarship is to show support for those who otherwise may not have the access to the “right people” or “right places.” That’s why there is no GPA or letter of reference requirement. I only request the student be either an incoming freshman or upcoming sophomore. Why? Because I know people and have friends who have told me situations where they’re accepted into their dream school but end up having to go somewhere else or hold off a semester or year because of funds. A person is more than what or who they know. You still need passion! I wanted this scholarship to reflect the ideals I grew up with: The passion to want to change the world around you, the drive to do that no matter how hard it may seem and the ability to encourage others to do the same. The funds from the scholarship are coming from my personal funds as well as donations from people who share those same sentiments. This is more than a scholarship contest, it’s the chance to invest in someone’s future.
I want this scholarship to be the start of something great. I have big plans for it in the future. Right now, we’re only able to award it to one student. But being the dreamer I am, I one day hope to award two, three or even five students. The more opportunities I can give, will literally make my heart so full. Not only will more kids be able to follow their hearts entering college with one less thing to worry about, but my grandmother’s example of never letting anyone stand in the way of that will live on in the lives of these future game changers.
Georgia State University, Class of 2017
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Did you know that you can help create a more compassionate Atlanta every time you go to the supermarket?
If you have a registered Kroger Plus Card (available for free at the Customer Service desk in every Kroger store) and a Kroger Community Rewards online account, and choose us as your designated non-profit organization, your purchases will begin earning rewards for Compassionate Atlanta within 7 to 10 business days!
Register your Amazon.com account, make Compassionate Atlanta your charity of choice, and Amazon will donate 5% of eligible purchases to help us raise the voice of compassion throughout the city!