Spring Creek Towers’ 2017 Scholarship Program Winners
BY: PAMELA STERN
High school seniors and their families have a full agenda and are faced with many stressors during the final year of high school: SATs, ACTs, successfully completing the academic year, college choices and the financial challenges of college tuition.
The Spring Creek Towers (SCT) Scholarship Program, established in 1986, awards high school seniors residing in SCT college scholarships to ease some of the financial burden facing the graduates and their families. Over 1.2 million dollars has been awarded since the inception of the program. This year, eight deserving and talented high school seniors were awarded scholarships.
Each of the recipients have clear aspirations, and with the help of the SCT Towers Scholarship Program, they will be on their way to further their education and fulfill their dreams.
SCT Scholarship eligibility requirements include: high school transcripts, SAT scores, a written essay, letters of recommendation, documentation of community service, and an in-person interview with the selection committee.
If you would like more information about the Spring Creek Towers Scholarship Program, please visit the website at http://springcreek scholarshipprogram.org
- Anthony Bludson
College: Lincoln University
Major: Biology/Physical Therapy
Career Goal: “I would like to own a physical therapy center and also play professional baseball.”
Interests: Anthony enjoys music and playing the trumpet.
College: Ithaca College
Major: Broadcast journalism
Career Goal: “I want to start off as a broadcast reporter, and then work my way up to news anchor.”
Interests: Malick enjoys editing his own video work and uploading it to YouTube. He also has a passion for aviation.
- Devonte Griffiths
College: SUNY Polytechnic
Major: Interactive Media and Game Design
Career Goal: “I want to design the layout and narratives for new and innovative games.”
Interests: Devonte would like to narrate the voice overs for video games that he creates.
- **Kayla Willis
College: Lincoln University
Career Goal: “I want to be a Pediatric Registered Nurse (RN).”
Interests: Kayla loves children and wants to help them get better when they are sick.
- Maria Ramirez
College: SUNY Old Westbury
Career Goal: “I want to be able to open up my own accounting firm.”
Interests: Maria enjoys singing and participates in the Spanish choir at her church.
- Nicholas Chung-Cummings
College: Adelphi University
Major: Studio Art and Business
Career Goal: “I want to be an entrepreneur of the arts.”
Interests: Nicholas enjoys reading and music.
- Mariah Sealey
College: College of Staten Island
Major: Liberal Arts
Career Goal: “I want to be in business management or an educator. I am not quite sure just yet.”
Interests: Mariah loves to cook and her favorite dish is baked mac and cheese.
- Tyla Ford
College: Delaware State University
Major: Early Childhood Education
Career Goal: “I want to be an educator. I have tutored children and helped them achieve their goals, this makes me happy.”
Interests: Tyla enjoys working with students.
**Kayla Willis is the recipient of the Marie E. Purnell Community Service Scholarship, awarded in honor of Marie E. Purnell, former president of the Starrett City Tenants Association, and who volunteered her free time to working for the betterment of the Spring Creek Towers Community.