Congratulations to our 2019 Kramerica Gives Scholarship recipients!
Abby starts her college journey on August 25th at the University of Colorado in Denver with an interest in Biochemistry and pre-dentistry track. Abby shares, "I smile a lot and I want others to as well. I particularly want to help low-income families because I am from one and I know it’s difficult for them to get health care. It’s not up to par with other populations and I want to make sure they are able to get their dental needs met."
Elsa will attend Colorado State University with an interest in Biology and/or Biochemistry on August 27th. Elsa explains, "I excelled in these classes in High School and always liked science classes. My Biochem teacher was very passionate about the subject. I learned a lot from him. The careers in biology or biochemistry sound very interesting and something I would like to have a future in.
Yonatan will begin his journey at Metropolitan State University of Denver with an interest in engineering in August as well. Yonatan's interest began when, "my uncle talked to me about engineering as a possibility and when I started looking into it I realized there are a lot of interesting careers in mechanical or civil engineering that I would like to do."
Courtney has enrolled into Colorado State University with an interest in political science on late August. Courtney explains, "political science is a good segue for me to go to law school. I’m interested in Human Rights Law because I’m very passionate about it and want to make a difference in the world even if it’s on a small scale."
Loati will begin her journey at the University of Colorado in Boulder with a possible interest in criminal law. Laoti tells us, "I’ve always been interested in criminal justice even as a child. I recently saw a series on Netflix “When Will They See Us?” based on a true story of how the criminal justice system failed African American boys in New York City and I want to change the system."
Redar has enrolled into the Community College of Aurora to obtain her associate's degree with an interest in Law Enforcement. Redar would also like to go into the Police Academy. She shares, "my dad worked as security in our refugee camp and he worked very hard to protect our community. I was always interested in what he was doing and why he was so passionate about it. I have also been bullied my whole life and I want to be like my dad – help people and protect my community. I’m particularly interested in being a police officer who works at schools. It’s important they feel protected."
Edna will be attending Colorado State University with interests in engineering, biomedical, and/or architecture. Edna notes, "math and science have always been my favorite subjects. Engineering will help me use my skills in math and science. Last year in biology class, I learned more about careers in these fields and think it would be interesting to either work in a lab or work on an architectural site."
Methusella will begin his journey at the University of Denver in September. Methusella is interested in political science and expresses that, "one day I want to work in government or possibly go back to my home country and run for office. There are many things that are not done right in our system, and I hope I can change that. My dad was a politician in my country and I want to follow in his footsteps."
Miranda will attend the Metropolitan State University of Denver with an interest in political science. Miranda is interested in the major because, "it's one of the first steps before law school. I have always been fascinated by immigration law, especially as it has affected my family firsthand. Criminal justice runs in the family – my mom has a career in criminal justice and my brother is studying it right now as well. I would eventually like to become an immigration lawyer to help more people like my family deal with and understand the immigration system."