Hold the presses! Two of our Upward Bound students have been awarded the prestigious Dell Scholarship! That means $20,000 for college, a Dell laptop, textbook credits, and ongoing support throughout their college careers. Jackie and Reid are amazing students with big dreams for the future, and now those dreams are closer than ever before.
Reid plans to attend University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she’ll pursue her bachelor’s degree in Applied Social Science. At 17, she’s already working two jobs while living between her grandparents’ and uncle’s houses. “Regardless of the challenges I’ve faced, education has always been important to me,” says Reid. She was one of the first students to enroll in our new Upward Bound Math-Science program. Reid’s dream is to earn a PhD in the applied social sciences and become a professor.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline plans to get involved in a variety of activities as she explores ways “to make a huge and positive impact on the lives of those around me.” She will explore how to turn this passion into a career beginning at UW-Stevens Point. In addition to Upward Bound, she’s been in softball and soccer, honors choir, Link Crew, volunteering with the Lion’s club, and National Honors Society, where she’s the chapter secretary. If that wasn’t enough, Jacqueline is also a certified nursing assistant, and says “I love my job with helping my residents and my coworkers.”
“Without Upward Bound, I would not have known about the Dell Scholarship,” says Jacqueline. “Thanks to Upward Bound, I have been able to prepare myself for what’s to come.”
Congratulations, Reid and Jacqueline!