Fifteen SEED seniors will get an extra financial boost on their way to earning a college degree. Earlier this month, SEED staff, supporters and family members gathered to celebrate the students from SEED DC and SEED Maryland who were awarded the 2018 SEED Foundation Scholarship. Selected by a committee of non-SEED employees, each student will receive $2,000 to fill the gap left after financial aid and other scholarships are depleted. This scholarship—made possible by our generous supporters—covers essential expenses such as books, food and transportation.
At the reception, both heads of school—Jon Tucker of SEED Maryland and Mecha Inman of SEED DC—reflected on the hard work and dedication each student put forth during their seven years at SEED. Each student was presented with a certificate from a SEED College Success Advisor affirming their achievement. Maturity, integrity, enthusiasm, and drive were just a few adjectives our advisors used to describe these exceptional students.
Most touching were the well-wishes from family members and close friends. One parent shared how proud she was of the man her son had grown up to be and expressed her sincere appreciation for SEED’s support. Another encouraged each student to hold on to their integrity and to think wisely before jumping. Overall a theme resonated—no matter what challenge or obstacle our students face, their SEED family has their back and will continue to support and guide them on their journey to college completion.
We are so proud of the 2018 scholarship recipients and look forward to witnessing their upcoming success. Congratulations SEED scholars!