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SPRING 2022 SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPRING 2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!

We are proud to announce the recipients of our Spring 2022 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.

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THURSTON SMITH

Capella University

Leon Fornelli

LEON FORNELLI

Seattle University

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CLIFFORD DENIZE

Norfolk State University

Rosemarie Gibbs

ROSEMARIE GIBBS

University of Phoenix

Kira Finifrock

KIRA FINIFROCK

University of Dubuque

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JASON ELLIS

The George Washington University

Janae Williams

JANAE WILLIAMS

CUNY Hunter College

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REX SHARKEY

Capella University

Angela Salmi

ANGELA SALMI

St. Cloud State University

Maddie Garrett

MADDIE GARRETT

Southern New Hampshire University

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AMY SOLLARS

Walden University

Tara Guanci

TARA GUANCI

Southern New Hampshire 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.

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NICOLETTE NELSON

Grand Valley State University

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GINNY GRACE GIBBS

Mississippi State University

Pamela Okolie

PAMELA OKOLIE

University of Texas at San Antonio

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ELENI TRIANTAFILLOPOULOU

University of Central Florida

Myea Kelly

MYEA KELLY

University of Maryland Global Campus

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.

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NAOMI BANTA

Western Governors University

Lacey Lober

LACEY LOBER

University of Florida

Bailey Cyprowski

BAILEY CYPROWSKI

Southeastern Louisiana 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.

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OLIVIA SEARS

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

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BRIAN CERVANTES

Arizona State University

Analise Allen

ANALISE ALLEN

Indian River State College

Savannah Wilkerson

SAVANNAH WILKERSON

Athens State University

Ryan Geary

RYAN GEARY

University of South Dakota

Nahjeem Leader

NAHJEEM LEADER

Miami Dade College

Alexander Watt

ALEXANDER WATT

Northcentral University

Lauren Hunt

LAUREN HUNT

Widener University

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MUTHUPORUTAGE PERERA

Wagner College

Madalyn Slaninko

MADALYN SLANINKO

Slippery Rock University

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.

Emma Goulet

EMMA GOULET

Saint Anselm College

Zahra Wahed

ZAHRA WAHED

The George Washington University

Keeva George

KEEVA GEORGE

Capella University

Morgan Cooper

Morgan Cooper

Piedmont College

Krista McCollum

KRISTA MCCOLLUM

Southern New Hampshire University

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LAUREN SARRO

Southern New Hampshire University

Xyviera Daniels

XYVIERA DANIELS

University of Akron

Grant Johnson

GRANT JOHNSON

James Madison University

Jordan Patrick

JORDAN PATRICK

Thomas Jefferson University - East Falls

Natalia Chancafe

NATALIA CHANCAFE

New York Institute of Technology

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.

Megan Whitman

MEGAN WHITMAN

DeVry Keller Graduate School of Business

Kristina Murphy

KRISTINA MURPHY

Capella University

Eliza Corrington

ELIZA CORRINGTON

Southern Utah University

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MADISON HIGHTOWER

Weatherford College

Demetrius Robinson

DEMETRIUS ROBINSON

Henry Ford College

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.

Dan Jharahy

DAN JHARAHY

Capella University

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JUSTIN PARK

Liberty University

Janice DaCosta

JANICE DACOSTA

University of Phoenix

Michele De La Cruz

MICHELE DE LA CRUZ

Walden University

Ibrahima Bangoura

IBRAHIMA BANGOURA

Capella University

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.

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STARTEESE SCOTT

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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BUD MARTIN

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

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KEONE DONKOU

Auburn University at Montgomery

Daniella Ortiz

DANIELLA ORTIZ

Texas Lutheran University

Andrew Hon

ANDREW HON

Western Governors University

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ANDREA CHECK

University of Cincinnati

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HUGO AZEVEDO

University of Colorado, Denver

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HALKA BRUNEROVA

Pueblo Community College

Emily Jordan

EMILY JORDAN

Miami Dade College

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T'COYIA ODOMS

Grambling State University

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.

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DAYSON LEON

Coppin State University

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TRACI PARRAMORE-CHAMBERS

Northcentral University

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ELLA STONE

Southern New Hampshire University

Caleb Anthony Yabes

CALEB ANTHONY YABES

University of Alaska, Anchorage

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JANELLE MUNSON-MCGEE

Southern New Hampshire University

Matthew Winders

MATTHEW WINDERS

University of New Hampshire at Manchester

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MILLICENT KASSNER

Capella University

Jodi Stacey

JODI STACEY

Capella University

Ashley Zapata

ASHLEY ZAPATA

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Kelsey Kraemer

KELSEY KRAEMER

Capella University

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.

Michelle SMith

MICHELLE SMITH

Long Island University

Chulwoo Kim

CHULWOO KIM

Online Chapter

Payton Hallett

PAYTON HALLETT

Michigan State University

Abra Ahouissou

ABRA AHOUISSOU

Long Island University

Christian Herbster

CHRISTIAN HERBSTER

Marywood University

United By Purpose: Building Equitable Leaders

The United by Purpose: Building Equitable Leaders Scholarship supports the NSLS’s commitment in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity with the hope of creating a sense of belonging for everyone, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, challenged ability, or socioeconomic status. We support our entire community as we work alongside all who are adversely affected every day by systemic racism and injustice.

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DIAMOND BOLDEN

Xavier University of Louisiana

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KYLEE COLES

Kent State University

Rhianna Calhoun

RHIANNA CALHOUN

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

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DAVINE SNEAD

Bowie State University

Ana Rodriguez

ANA RODRIGUEZ

Winthrop University

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ISAMARA CORTES CRUZ

University of Missouri Kansas City

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GABRIELLE WILLIAMS

Stevenson University

Nautia Smalls

NAUTIA SMALLS

George Mason University

Cassandra Jackson

CASSANDRA JACKSON

University of the Pacific

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SARAH MOONEY

University of Pittsburgh

United By Purpose: A Challenge for Equality for All

Our members are navigating a world that is rapidly changing, and we want to recognize those members who have used or have a desire to use their voices and outlets of expression to empower themselves and others to make the world a more equitable place. The NSLS United By Purpose: A Challenge for Equality for All Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to teams of NSLS members who want to engage in raising awareness for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity with the hope of creating a sense of belonging for everyone, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, challenged ability, or socioeconomic status on campus.

Olivia Abernathy

OLIVIA ABERNATHY

Viterbo University

Shivam

SHIVAM JOSHI

Temple University

Moises Salazar

MOISES SALAZAR

Miami Dade College

Derek Kemph

DEREK KEMPH

University of Akron

Prince Contee

PRINCE CONTEE

Bowie State University

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. Additional chapters will be recognized with the Distinguished Chapter Award.

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WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

Chapter of the Year

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Distinguished Chapter Award

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STEVENSON UNIVERSITY

Distinguished Chapter Award

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.

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MARGIT BEASLEY

Lone Star College CyFair

Advisor of the Year

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STACEY MALARET

University of Central Florida

Distinguished Advisor Award

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DONNA MINNICH SPUHLER

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Distinguished Advisor Award

FALL 2022 APPLICATION SEASON OPENS IN SEPTEMBER