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Congratulations World Leadership Forum Scholarship Winners!

Ryan Oelrich

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Ryan Oelrich

The Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of this year's Spring World Leadership Forum $500 Scholarships.

The worthy recipients are Benjamin Gallardo, David Peek, Spencer Strong, and Kayla Worrell.

The winners live across the country, in places large and small—from New York City to San Bernardino; and from Hebron, Georgia, to Blue Ridge, Maine. While we received many fantastic entries from over a hundred applicants, these students really stood out. They are honor roll students, athletes, and community helpers.

One student organized a "Pennies for Patients" for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at her school. Another is a karate brown belt and a helper for his retired neighbors. One leads his baseball team in stolen bases. All are role models for their siblings and peers.

These outstanding People to People Ambassadors will tour Washington, D.C., meet other delegates from around the globe, and interact with political leaders to learn and develop leadership skills.

Selecting our winners was not an easy process, as many incredible young people applied. Thanks to each applicant who took the time to submit an application and share their leadership ambitions with us. We hope you'll apply again next year.


Ryan Oelrich
Director of the Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation