We have concluded our 2018 scholarship application cycle and have made the following selections and awards. Donate today so we can continue supporting outstanding scholars like these.
- Scholar No. 1 is a second-time winner. He has earned 21 college credits while in prison and will use his award to continue his studies toward a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies. His GPA is 3.6 and will be the first in his family to graduate from college. Upon his release, his goal is to work for General Dynamics. In prison, Scholar No. 1 has served as an academic tutor for others. We loved reading his application, and this quote in particular resonated with us: “The more I learn the more confident I become, and my motivation to be successful drives me to do so much more than I thought I could.”
- This is the second time Scholar No 2. has applied for the TTEF scholarship. He has 27 college credits, and the lowest grade he received in those classes is an A-! He also will be the first in his family to graduate from college. Scholar No. 2 will use his award to continue his studies toward an Associate’s Degree. His long-term plan is to start an entrepreneurship program in Rhode Island prisons.
- Scholar No. 3 has 51 college credits from taking college courses through Community College of Rhode Island and College Unbound. Her GPA is 3.71 and she is two science courses away from completing an Associate’s degree in General Studies! She plans to use the TTEF award to fund these two classes. Upon release in approximately three years, Scholar No. 3 plans to relocate to Miami, Florida and aims to enroll at the Johnson and Wales campus in North Miami to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising. She hopes to one day start an online women’s apparel business.
- Scholar No. 4 is a third-time TTEF applicant. He has 33 college credits and after getting an undergraduate degree, he wants to pursue a law degree. He plans to use the TTEF award for DANTES courses and DSST tests that provide college credits. His long-term goal is to establish an organization that provides legal assistance to low-income individuals. Scholar No. 4 is also an active contributor to RI Future.org, a progressive political blog.
Congratulations to the 2018 TTEF Scholars! TTEF is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To support TTEF, please make a donation at this link.
Congratulations and sincere wishes for continued success to this year’s scholarship recipients! And to those applicants who weren’t selected this year: Be persistent and faithful! Your hard work and investiment in yourself will pay off!