Arlington, TX (PRWEB) August 6, 2009
After a successful workshop on college planning in Florida, Jerome Evans, a College Admissions Assistance (CAA) team member, was at the airport waiting for a ride that would take him one step closer to his family. Unfortunately, there was a tragic accident and he never made it home. He is survived by his wife, parents, and four sons.
CAA recently instituted the first annual scholarship in his name. His wife, Debra Evans, said "Jerome would be elated if he knew that a scholarship had been created and named for him. He always encouraged people to fulfill their potential and strive for excellence . . . His entire family is honored that he will be remembered in this way. Education was so important to him."
The $1500 scholarship essay contest was open to any of CAA's Class of 2009 student-clients. The requirement was to write an essay of about 250 words describing "something you have done to make a positive difference in the life of another person or group of people." Some of the activities students described include participation in national rallies supporting grandparents, peer mediation in high schools, raising money to build a school overseas, creating a community library, mission work, as well as numerous mentoring and tutoring triumphs. Their efforts are all commendable. Essays were judged on grammar and content.
The winning essay, from Yujia ("Mary") Liu of Vernon Hills, Illinois, discusses how she piloted a successful program that raised $100,000 over a three year period to improve a home for adults with mental disabilities. Mary has been accepted at New York University, where she will major in International Business.
Mrs. Evans commented, "Even though Jerome is deeply missed, we find comfort in knowing that his loss has become a blessing to someone else through this scholarship." To learn more about Jerome Evans and the CAA scholarship in his honor, go to http://www.caaconnect.com/caa_news/.
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