Meet the 2 Winners of the 2021 Against the Current Scholarship
Since launching the 2021 Against the Current Scholarship, our team at jD LAW, P.C. have been busy reading, re-reading, and debating over our 5 amazing finalists. Each of them brought something unique to the table and perfectly embodied the spirit of the Against the Current Scholarship. We started this scholarship to honor students and young adults who chose to stand up for their beliefs when others doubted them. Now, we are ready to award 2 outstanding students for their stories.
Congratulations to our two winners of the 2021 Against the Current Scholarship:
- Caitlien L. from Chula Vista, CA
- Maëlys C. from Oceanside, CA
Both Caitlien and Maëlys showed real determination in standing up against discrimination and calling out disparaging remarks. Caitlien not only found her voice after struggling with a speech impediment, but also chose to use it to stand up for others when faced with insults and bullying. Maëlys’s willingness to call out microaggressions in an academic setting demonstrates the important of embracing one’s heritage and the willingness to educate others about their own ignorance so they may become better, more respectful individuals.
Both of their essays not only captured the essence of the scholarship question, but knock it out of the park, which is why we are proud to offer each of them a $500 scholarship! We encourage you all to read their essays, as well as past winners, to hear amazing stories where young individuals chose to stand up for their beliefs.
To everyone who applied, thank you for sharing your stories with us! You are all brave, determined individuals, and we believe you will make amazing adults. If you are still a student next year, we encourage you to apply to our next round of scholarship. Please make sure to keep an eye on our blog and Facebook for more information.
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