The National Society of Leadership and Success Announces Spring 2015 Grant Winners; Awards $62,000 in Scholarships

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The National Society of Leadership and Success announces the winners of 15 undergraduate and graduate scholarships, awards and mission-based grants.

The National Society of Leadership and Success is a dream supporter. We ask students what they’d do if they knew they couldn’t fail, and then help fuel the steps needed to achieve it.

The National Society of Leadership and Success today announced the winners of 15 undergraduate and graduate scholarships, awards and mission-based grants. More than 40 students from colleges and universities across the country will receive financial awards ranging from $500 to more than $5,000 as part of the Society’s spring 2015 award season.

“The National Society of Leadership and Success congratulates each spring 2015 award winner for the passion, commitment and exemplary leadership that led to their recognition,” said Charles Knippen, president of The National Society of Leadership and Success. “We hope that each award helps to propel winners toward further achieving their academic, professional and personal goals.”
The spring 2015 award recipients are:

Steven Covey Tribute Awards

Chapter Advisor of the Year
Ashley Kimble, Texas A&M University - Commerce
Recognizes exemplary leadership and peer mentorship

Chapter of the Year
Saginaw Valley State University
Recognizes demonstrated community leadership and positive impact on student members

Executive Board Member of the Year
Crystal Gwizdala, Saginaw Valley State University
Recognizes efforts to build and maintain an active and engaged student membership on campus

Student President of the Year
Trevor Cheatham, University of North Florida
Recognizes dedication, commitment and leadership to the local Society chapter

Mission-Based Scholarships and Grants

Academic Excellence
Recognizes students for their commitment to education and high academic standing
●    Rebecca Feuka, University of Michigan

Better World Grant
Student leaders developing world-changing businesses, projects and other endeavors
●    Danielle Turner, Georgia Southern University
●    Teena Hamlin, University of Massachusetts

Dream Support Grant
Empowers students to achieve an inspiring personal or professional goal
●    Andre Pullaro, Front Range Community College - Larimer
●    Enrique Miguel Osborne, College of Southern Maryland
●    Janeica Hance, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Jennifer Kent, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Matthew Borowicz, University of Minnesota - Crookston
●    Octavia Romano, The City College of New York

Emerging Leaders Award
Rewards students for demonstrated leadership ability and accomplishments
●    Adanna Amaechi, Montclair State University
●    Autumn Amerson, Illinois Wesleyan University
●    Dominic Che, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody Campus
●    Naphtali Bryant, Northeast Lakeview College
●    Tanna Wise, University of the Incarnate Word

Global Leaders Award
Awarded to students working toward making a positive impact on global communities
●    Adanna Amaechi, Montclair State University
●    Julia Carter, Pennsylvania State University

Inspirational Leader Award
Recognizes students for the creation of an inspirational work of art, music, illustration, writing or another form of creative expression
●    Aniqa Qayyam, New York City College of Technology
●    Elizabeth Lewis, Central Community College - Grand Island

Online Member Leadership Award
Recognizes online student members for their commitment, motivation and discipline in balancing academics, family and professional endeavors
●    Adrienne Provost, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Doreen Bowers, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Oren Hammerquist, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Timothy D. Cade, Southern New Hampshire University
●    Wilson Whitance-Smith, Davenport University

Society Service Award
Rewards members for their dedication to serving their communities and creating a better world
●    Michelle DeWald, University of Maryland - University College
●    Shadarra James, Texas A&M University

Financial Aid Scholarships

Scholarships
●    Brenda Batres Pedroza, Palo Alto College
●    Crystal Climer, University of Tennessee at Martin
●    Kayla Rorie, Bowie State University
●    Rachel Ochoa, University of Michigan
●    Teal St. Nicklaus, Mercer University - Macon

Student Leadership Grant
●    Adanna Amaechi, Montclair State University
●    Selamawit Thomas, Medgar Evers College
●    Shelby Liggett, Avila University

Tuition Support
●    Appiah Adubofour, National Online Chapter
●    Bryan Carey, Old Dominion University
●    Gilliam Graifman, University of Michigan
●    Karen Walker, Western Nebraska Community College
●    Saloni Mahtani, The University of Tampa

The National Society of Leadership and Success was founded in 2001 to help inspire and empower college and university students to believe in and achieve their potential. The Society’s Scholarship and Grant Program furthers the organization’s mission to build leaders who make a better world by providing the financial resources that may be needed to turn big ideas into impactful realities.

“The National Society of Leadership and Success is a dream supporter,” said Gary Tuerack, the Society’s founder and chief visionary. “We ask students what they’d do if they knew they couldn’t fail, and then help fuel the steps needed to achieve it. The Scholarship Program is an important part of that, and since 2001 we’ve awarded more than $683,000 to help drive community action, volunteerism, personal growth and strong leadership for thousands of students all around the country.”

Student membership fees fund The National Society of Leadership and Success Scholarship and Grant Program. Two dollars from each registration fee is dedicated to fund the program each year. Nearly $100,000 in merit and need-based scholarships, grants and awards is available for the fall award season, which will open in early September.

Society members who wish to apply for a scholarship or grant during the fall must submit an online application at https://www.societyleadership.org/memberinfo/awards/application. Questions about the Society’s Scholarship and Grant Program may be emailed to awards(at)societyleadership(dot)org.

For more information about The National Society of Leadership and Success, visit http://www.societyleadership.org.

About The National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 470 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 460,000 members. For more information, please visit http://www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like on Facebook.

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