After another busy, transformative and successful year for the scholarship, our scholars and committee members are once again using their summers around the globe to continue making an impact on new communities. We are especially excited for Emma and Paige, who are both well into their scholarship-provided summer experiences and LOVING it! Paige is in Philadelphia, conducting positive psychology research at University of Pennsylvania, while Emma is leading art workshops for previously incarcerated teens across the pond in England! Both girls have agreed to share their summer experiences with us by blogging throughout the summer. See the “blog” tab in the upper right for their posts so far.
While Paige and Emma’s journey with the scholarship is just beginning, mine is drawing to a close. The next letter on this page will come from the extremely talented, intelligent and hard-working Elizabeth Davis, who will be the 2013-2014 Executive Director. As such, I would like to thank everyone who has supported the scholarship—our donors, alumni, faculty and community members—for showing interest and extending your resources to this group of students trying to make something wonderful happen for two deserving scholars each year. I would like to thank our scholars (past and present) for giving your best self to the Carolina community and communities beyond it every day, and giving inspiration and motivation to those that work on this scholarship and future scholars and Tar Heels who can learn from you. And finally, I want to give the biggest thanks (and all my love) to the students who made this scholarship happen through their hard work and big ideas this year. From the sub-committees to the Directors, these students have showcased the best that Carolina has to offer, and do so selflessly to celebrate and invest in other students. Many of them will be returning to continue their work on the scholarship next year under Elizabeth’s leadership, so this program has a lot to look forward to!
I wish you all a happy and safe summer season, and cannot wait to see this scholarship grow and expand with all of your help.
In the Carolina Way,