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Blog – Student of the Month

September “Pursue Your Passion” Scholarship Winner

September’s scholarship winner is…Sarikka Attoe!

Sarikka understands how important it is for people to receive treatment for mental illness. As a result, she’s decided to pursue a career in the mental health field. Currently, she is taking the prerequisite classes to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, which will qualify her for work at a clinic that treats the mentally ill. This scholarship will go to assist her with the high cost of tuition.

Again, we here at Degreed know much you love to learn. We’re here to help. We decided some months ago to launch a scholarship to help financially support our users in pursuit of their learning passions. The monthly $1,000 “Pursue Your Passion” scholarship is open to any Degreed user to be used in any way in the pursuit of their learning passion (see application for details & rules).

If you didn’t win this month, there is still time to update your Degreed score before we announce next month’s winner. Go to Degreed now to track all of your learning.

Again, congratulations to Sarikka!

Our August “Pursue Your Passion” Scholarship Winner

Emina Dedic is the winner of the August “Pursue Your Passion” $1000 scholarship. Her high Degreed score, diverse ways she’s learning new skills, and stated purpose all helped her win the scholarship for this month.

Her goal is to obtain MA in Psychology and a JD in Law. To prepare, she will get a certificate in Victim Advocacy and another in Private Investigation From Texas A&M University. She will use these certificates as a stepping stone to a career in victims’ advocacy, especially for this people who come from war-torn regions and are victims of mass violence by violent forces in their country.

Congratulations Emina!

July “Pursue your Passion” Scholarship Winner

Jacqueline Nguyen is our winner for the month of July. She is currently in medical school, pursuing her dream to become a physician. The rising costs of education have made the pursuit of her passion for entering the health care field extremely challenging. She will use this scholarship to pay for tuition, purchase textbooks and medical equipment as needed. She plans to use her newly-acquired equipment and her medical knowledge and training to treat underserved populations at free health clinics.

Congratulations go to Jacqueline!

June “Pursue Your Passion” Scholarship Winner!

A little about Cameron:

“I am a working student/father pursuing an Accounting degree and an MBA in Finance.  I am also a veteran.  My future plans include starting a business in renewable energy and green building.”

Congratulations Cameron!

As a reminder the scholarship winners are notified via email one month after the application deadline.  We are finalizing out July scholarship winner today and will post the winner shortly.

May “Pursue Your Passion” Scholarship Winner

You love to learn and Degreed is here to help. A few months ago we launched a scholarship to help financially support our users in pursuit of their learning passions. The monthly $1,000 “Pursue Your Passion” scholarship is open to any Degreed user to be used in any way in the pursuit of their learning passion (see application for details & rules).

May’s scholarship winner is… Alyssa Smith! Alyssa’s essay:

“I’m passionate about learning how marketing tactics affect people. This summer, I’m partnering with my university to do a project researching the amount of teens uncomfortable with their body image or practice self-damage resulting from being exposed to advertisements that enforce beauty as being tall and skinny.  I’ll urge advertisers to widen the range of images displayed in fashion ads. Next semester, I’ll present my project in classes at my university to urge students to accept themselves for who they are. Unfortunately, my loans, current financial aid, and finances don’t cover my tuition for next year. If awarded, I’ll apply the $1,000 to my tuition; although it may not sound like the most extravagant plan, the results are extremely valuable to me. It’ll allow me to continue to influence people’s lives on and off campus; positively impacting a person’s life is my greatest goal. Thank you for this opportunity.”

Congratulations Alyssa!