03.24.14

Congrats! To our scholarship recipients

Ambassadors Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

Ryan Oelrich

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Ryan Oelrich

The Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce the winners of the following scholarships: Alex McGraw Memorial Scholarships, Inspirational Merit Scholarships, Phoneraiser.com Scholarships, Rafer Johnson Scholarship, Rising Leader Scholarships, and Travel Video Scholarships. We received over 600 qualified entries, and the selection process was not an easy one. Volunteer committees containing both students and adults met to select the candidates for each scholarship. Below are the recipients. Congratulations to each scholarship winner, and thank you to all who participated.

Alex McGraw Memorial Scholarships: In memory of People to People alumnus, Alex McGraw, these three $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrated academic achievement and passion for their home state of Connecticut.

  • Felicity Madore of Ansonia, CT
  • Julian Ramirez of Norwalk, CT
  • Julianne D’Andrea of Middlebury, CT

Inspirational Merit Scholarships: Twelve $2,000 scholarships were awarded to students nominated by their delegation leaders for their ability to overcome difficult circumstances, show compassion to other delegates, and demonstrate leadership.

  • Alexis Connell of Montgomery, AL
  • Anicia Green of St. Louis, MO
  • Connor McNamee of Florence, MS
  • Damian Forbes of Elgin, MN
  • Eyram Klu of Smyrna, DE
  • Kaylee Romeo of Summit, PA
  • Kayle Ratnayake of Staten Island, NY
  • Lucas Siepker of Dow City, IA
  • Natalie Jackson of St. Clair Shores, MI
  • Perseverence Dutch of Everett, MA
  • Rosemary Bulkley of Escalon, CA
  • Whitney Sloggett of Albeuquerque, NM

Phoneraiser.com Scholarships: These three scholarships ($2,500, $1,500, $1,000) were awarded to students for the most innovative fundraising ideas.

  • $2,500 Phoneraiser.com Scholarship Winner: Bobby Munizza of Cape May, NJ (Fundraiser: Santa Pancake Breakfast)
  • $1,500 Phoneraiser.com Scholarship Winner: Jordan Sutter of Easley, SC (Fundraiser: Handcrafted Designer T-shirts)
  • $1,000 Phoneraiser.com Scholarship Winner: Qadira Muhammad of Richmond, VA (Fundraiser: Online Share-A-Thon)

Rafer Johnson Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to one student who has overcome significant physical challenges or illness while demonstrating courage and perseverance.

  • Jessica Seidel of Topeka, KS (read Jessica’s story here)

Rising Leader Scholarships: These two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students who demonstrated excellent leadership skills while giving back to their communities.

  • Bobby Munizza of Cape May, NJ
  • Eyram Klu of Smyrna, DE

Travel Video Scholarships: These two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to students who created outstanding videos showcasing why they believe travel will further aid their education.

  • Qadira Muhammad of Richmond, VA (view her video here)
  • Tiana Jupree of Flint, MI (view her video here)

The Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation will continue to announce winners as scholarships are awarded. For more information on the Ambassadors Scholarships Foundation and the scholarships we offer, visit www.AmbassadorsGiving.org