2018 Award Recipients


Chelsea Wong – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US
B.A., Economics and Political Science (2021 Expected)
Chelsea Wong is a sophomore at Rutgers University, double majoring in political science and economics, with a minor in philosophy on the pre-law track in the Honors College.  She plans to become a criminal defense attorney to achieve justice for those wrongly incarcerated.

Christopher King – Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL, US
A.A., Psychology (2019)
When he received a scholarship award, Christopher King was pursuing a psychology associates at Harold Washington College.  He has since gone on to pursue his bachelor’s, and plans to work towards a Ph.D.  His goals are to work at a university as a professor and work with governments to help create positive social change.

Jessica Somers – Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London
B.A., Sociology and Psychology (2021 Expected)
Jessica Somers is a firm believer in the ability of people to evolve beyond their circumstances.  This year, she will push beyond her own circumstances and begin her education in sociology and psychology.  She plans to channel her experiences into the welfare of women and children affected by oppressive circumstances and mental illness.

Meg Schwalger – Dixie State University, St. George, UT, US
B.S., Dental Hygiene (2020)
Meg Schwalger is from Manaus, Brazil.  She moved to the United States to study when she was 22, and has fallen in love with the United States and Southern Utah.  She is studying dental hygiene, based on her desire to help others through the health-field.  Coming from a developing country, she sees the opportunity that she has to impact the younger generation of our community with good oral health.  Her goals include finishing her degree, working with children’s dental offices, and inspiring children to live healthier lives.  She wants to leave a legacy in her community of impacting the younger generation with good health.