2015 Dream Award Recipients

Meet The 2015 Scholarship America Dream Award Recipients

Scholarship America, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit scholarship and education support organization, announced its 2015 class of Dream Award scholarship recipients in May, 2015.

  • Stephanie Edwards, a sophomore Spanish Education major at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. Hometown: Chatsworth, GA
  • Rashid Elsamra, a junior Biomedical Engineering major at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
  • Francisco Juarez, a junior Computer Science major at University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Hometown: West Valley, UT
  • Samantha Lopez, a sophomore Environmental Engineering major at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Amanda O’Kane, a sophomore Biology major at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Clarion, PA. Hometown: Berwick, PA
  • Celia Ochoa, a junior Chemical Engineering major at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • Linda Rivera, a sophomore Chemical Engineering major at University of Connecticut: Stamford in Stamford, CT. Hometown: Westport, CT*
  • Kimberly Schwartz, a sophomore Business/Economics major at University of California: Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. Hometown: Gridley, CA
  • Mary Sun, a junior Computational Biology, Finance and Healthcare Management and Policy major at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Hometown: Centreville, VA**
  • Jeffrin Wisel, a sophomore Biochemistry major at Ohio State University: Columbus Campus in Columbus, OH. Hometown: Columbus, OH
  • Alisa Yang, a sophomore Finance and Marketing major at University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Hometown: Acworth, GA
  • Hong Jun Zhu, a junior Nuclear Engineering major at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Hometown: Berlin, NJ*

“These twelve students represent the best of American perseverance and the dream to make a better life,” said Lauren A. Segal, President & CEO of Scholarship America. “Receiving the Scholarship America Dream Award will allow each of these students to focus on their studies, rather than worrying about how to pay for their education.”

Meet them in the video above, and download the Fall 2015 issue of The Scholar to read more.

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