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SPRING 2021 SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPRING 2021 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

We are proud to announce the recipients of our Spring 2021 Scholarships & Awards! While we regrettably cannot award a scholarship to each applicant, we sincerely thank all who applied. 

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Higher education is one of the most valuable investments any individual can make. It requires commitment to education and discipline to persevere through the academic rigors of undergraduate or graduate studies. The NSLS recognizes inducted members that exemplify leadership accomplishments, as well as high academic standing.

Halle Dennis

HALLE DENNIS

Pennsylvania State University

Brianna Hodak West Virginia University

BRIANNA HODAK

West Virginia University

Gabriela Colon BOrged University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

GABRIELA COLÓN BORGED

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Edurne Sosa El Fakih Florida International University

EDURNE SOSA EL FAKIH

Florida International University

Americka Missick The University of the Bahamas

AMERICKA MISSICK

The University of the Bahamas

Deloris Mitchell Capella University

DELORIS MITCHELL

Capella University

April Kratcha Concordia College - Moorhead

APRIL KRATCHA

Concordia College - Moorhead

Kimberly Russell Northcentral University

KIMBERLY RUSSELL

Northcentral University

Jennifer McKiever CUNY School of Professional Studies

JENNIFER MCKIEVER

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Samia Adity St. John's University

SAMIA RAHMAN ADITY

St. John's University

Hilary Martin University of Phoenix

HILARY MARTIN

University of Phoenix

Michelle Mastrangelo Stockton University

MICHELLE MASTRANGELO

Stockton University

Alumni Award

NSLS members excel as leaders long after they have achieved induction and graduated from college. The NSLS Foundation encourages these alumni members to continue to develop as leaders long after they leave campus,and the Alumni Award recognizes those who are living the values of NSLS in their careers.

Carneal Owens Online Chapter

CARNEAL OWENS

Online Chapter

Diana Zuniga University of Phoenix

DIANA ZUNIGA

University of Phoenix

Inah Castro CUNY School of Professional Studies

INAH CASTRO

CUNY School of Professional Studies

Nicholas Libby Stanislaus State

NICHOLAS LIBBY

Stanislaus State

Vincent Balducci

VINCENT BALDUCCI

Walden University

 

Building Black Leaders Scholarship

The NSLS stands in solidarity toward a just and equitable reality for all. We support the Black community of students, families, and schools we work alongside who are adversely affected every day by systemic racism and injustice. This scholarship has been created for Black members and is a financial aid award to be used for educational purposes towards tuition, books, resources, room and board, housing, commuting, childcare, and more.

Arielle Sanders St. John's University

ARIELLE SANDERS

St. John's University

Jessica Lane

JESSICA LANE

Southeast Missouri State University

Jatavion Williams Savannah State University

JATAVION WILLIAMS

Savannah State University

Aric Fulton Ball State University

ARIC FULTON

Ball State University

Kierra Matthews Trenholm State Community College

KIERRA MATTHEWS

Trenholm State Community College

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Support Grant

The NSLS Foundation aims to empower and engage individuals in embarking upon their dreams and aspirations. We recognize that working towards a personal goal takes unlimited hard work, unyielding determination, and unbreakable courage that must defy all odds. The purpose of this grant is to support individuals in achieving their dream.

Tania Maradiaga Azusa Pacific University

TANIA MARADIAGA

Azusa Pacific University

Sharon Jacob Madonna University

SHARON JACOB

Madonna University

Financial Aid Materials Grant

The NSLS Foundation designates a certain amount of scholarship funds to those who are in need of financial assistance towards their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The purpose for this grant is to support endeavors for higher education and assist in extraneous academic expenses such as textbooks.

Brittney Berthel College of Staten Island

BRITTNEY BERTHEL

College of Staten Island

Christina Scillieri Rowan College at Burlington County

CHRISTINA SCILLIERI

Rowan College at Burlington County

Justin Parker Bronx Community College

JUSTIN PARKER

Bronx Community College

Pooria Dehghanian Texas A&M University

POORIA DEHGHANIAN

Texas A&M University

Shakira Jackson University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

SHAKIRA JACKSON

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Healthy Living Grant

The NSLS encourages our members to strive to be the healthiest versions of themselves. Whether that means eating correctly, taking fitness classes or receiving your certification (e.g., yoga instructor, personal trainer, etc.), the NSLS wants to help you get there. The Healthy Living Grant provides financial assistance to aid in achieving your goals.

Monica Bowers West Virginia University

MONICA BOWERS

West Virginia University

Taylor Wimbish-Bianco Walden University

TAYLOR WIMBISH-BIANCO 

Walden University

Sowmya Kshtriya Montclair State University

SOWMYA KSHTRIYA

Montclair State University

Christalyn Trimilove Frostburg State University

CHRISTALYN TRIMILOVE

Frostburg State University

Olivia Hammond University of North Alabama

OLIVIA HAMMOND

University of North Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

Living Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is available exclusively to members who are registered for the Executive Leadership Certification. The Executive Leadership Certification allows members to continue their leadership journey. Through the completion of an NSLS Better World project--the focus moves from Practicing Leadership to Living Leadership, from being the mentee to being the mentor. The Executive Leadership Certification explores topics like Inclusive Leadership, Unconventional Solutions, and Perspective. Further, students are tasked with organizing and completing their own NSLS Better World Project.

Jessica Gaunt Southern New Hampshire University

JESSICA GAUNT

Southern New Hampshire University

Youhan Pan-1

YOUHAN PAN

University of California, Santa Barbara

Brian Jones Tulsa Community College

BRIAN JONES

Tulsa Community College

Sheisa Tapia Stockton University

SHEISA TAPIA

Stockton University

Christian Pendleton University of Oregon

CHRISTIAN PENDLETON

University of Oregon

New Member Scholarship

New members are joining the NSLS every day, and the NSLS Foundation recognizes that many of these members will make an impact on their chapters, communities, and their own lives almost immediately. The New Member Scholarship recognizes excellent students in their first semester as NSLS members.

Hassan Travis-Frank Niagara County Community College

HASSAN TRAVIS-FRANK

Niagara County Community College

Thomas Ritz University of Phoenix

THOMAS E. RITZ. JR.

University of Phoenix

Alexis Martin Florida State University

ALEXIS MARTIN

Florida State University

Cecilia Munoz University of New Mexico

CECILIA MUNOZ

University of New Mexico

Christopher Royster Holyoke Community College

CHRISTOPHER ROYSTER

Holyoke Community College

Elizabeth Ruiz Catawba College

ELIZABETH RUIZ

Catawba College

Rhianna Taniguchi Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

RHIANNA TANIGUCHI

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Justin Amigo Walden University

JUSTIN AMIGO

Walden University

William Davis Louisiana State University Shreveport

WILLIAM DAVIS

Louisiana State University Shreveport

Alexander Hageman George Washington University

ALEXANDER HAGEMAN

George Washington University

 

 

 

 

 

NSLS Little Leaders Award

The NSLS Foundation recognizes that we all have a “Little Leader” in our lives, be it your child, cousin, sibling or even a family friend, who could benefit from a program which fosters and supports their interests (e.g. academic tutoring, sports classes, foreign language classes, etc.). The Little Leaders Award pays for these programs that will help our Little Leaders grow to be well-rounded individuals who make a better world.

Maya Diaz-Villalta Saint Mary's College of California

MAYA DIAZ-VILLALTA

Saint Mary's College of California

Melanie Johnson Capella University

MELANIE JOHNSON

Capella University

Kyrie Cole South Louisiana Community College-Lafayette

KYRIE COLE

South Louisiana Community College-Lafayette

Kamau Pruitt California State University, Northridge

KAMAU PRUITT

California State University, Northridge

Lily Galiano California State University - San Marcos

LILY GALIANO

California State University - San Marcos

Online Member Scholarship

The NSLS Foundation recognizes the increasing importance of online education for today’s students, whether they are pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree, or simply taking classes to learn and better their futures. The Online Member Scholarship awards students who are enrolled in an online chapter of the NSLS.

Alexander Robertson Southern New Hampshire University

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON

Southern New Hampshire University

Dajah Thrash Troy University Online

DAJAH THRASH

Troy University Online

Fatima Amjad Long Island University

FATIMA AMJAD

Long Island University

Marissa Elliott Capella University

MARISSA ELLIOTT

Capella University

Amy-Beth Houran Louisiana State University - Shreveport

AMY-BETH HOURAN

Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Practicing Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is available exclusively to members who are registered for the Advanced Leadership Certification. The Advanced Leadership Certification allows members to continue their leadership journey, shifting their focus from one of self-growth to service of others, from learning leadership to practicing leadership, from being the motivated to being the motivator and empowering those around them. The Advanced Leadership Certification explores topics like Diversity of Styles, Emotional Intelligence, and Leveraging Your Strengths while also outlining how to identify and secure a mentor. Further, students acquire the skills needed to navigate the challenging situations that emerge in groups through experiential, in-the-moment problem solving.

Daniella Sullivan Capella University

DANIELLA SULLIVAN

Capella University

Soriya Ung-Koy University of the Pacifc

SORIYA UNG-KOY

University of the Pacifc

Victoria Garcia DeVry University

VICTORIA GARCIA

DeVry University

Kayla Wyse (1) Wilmington College

KAYLA WYSE

Wilmington College

Tholin Johnson University of Maryland Global Campus

THOLIN JOHNSON

University of Maryland Global Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter of the Year

Each year, the NSLS recognizes one chapter for the impact it has had upon both its members and the community. This prestigious award is received by the chapter that continuously demonstrates excellent leadership to its members, campus, and community. Five additional chapters will be recognized with the Distinguished Chapter Award.

PSU2

Chapter of the Year

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

 

MU2

Distinguished Chapter Award

MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY

ISU2

Distinguished Chapter Award

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

TCC2

Distinguished Chapter Award

TULSA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

LC2

Distinguished Chapter Award

LINCOLN COLLEGE

HCC2

Distinguished Chapter Award

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTHWEST

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR

NSLS Chapter Advisors are vital in the development, perpetuation, and strength of the NSLS mission. Not only are they mentors and leaders to the Executive Board and local chapter members, but also serve as a liaison with the campus administration. Each year the NSLS recognizes one Advisor that truly exemplifies the NSLS mission and goes above and beyond expectations. We will also recognize additional Advisors with the Distinguished Advisor Award.

Zach Landers Lincoln College

Advisor of the Year

ZACH LANDERS

Haleigh Zurek

Distinguished Advisor Award

HALEIGH ZUREK

 

Stacey Malaret University of Central Florida

Distinguished Advisor Award

STACEY MALARET

Suzanne Brugh

Distinguished Advisor Award

SUZANNE BRUGH

Erica Castro Houston Community College Southwest

Distinguished Advisor Award

ERICA CASTRO

Lynn Collen

Distinguished Advisor Award

DR. LYNN COLLEN

Christina Pinkston Norfolk State University

Distinguished Advisor Award

DR. CHRISTINA PINKSTON

FALL 2021 APPLICATION SEASON OPENS IN SEPTEMBER