SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2017 - 2019

$5,000 - $10,000  

Caleb Fahlgren - West Nassau HS 

Mitchell Kozakoff - Yulee HS

Grant Graves - Hilliard Middle-Senior HS

Olivia Lanaghan - Yulee HS

Brody Mandelbaum - Fernandina Beach HS 

Allison Ventrone - Yulee HS                             

Ruth Bradsher -  Home Education

Isabel Burbo - Home Education

James Evans - West Nassau HS

Josh Fahlgren - West Nassau HS

Katie Slaughter - Fernandina Beach HS

Katie Slaughter (2019)
The USCSF scholarship will help me in my first year at the University of Arizona, studying mining engineering and geology.  I want to be either an engineer or a scientist in the future.  My favorite class in high school was AP Chemistry.  In high school I was captain of the girls weightlifting team and the track team.  I was also the founder and president of political club.  

Josh Fahlgren (2019)
Now at the University of Florida, I plan to major in electrical engineering with a minor in political campaigns. The solar energy field is of greatest interest to me as a career after graduation. Up to now my favorite class is chemistry. I haven't joined any campus organizations yet, but I plan on joining student government.


Olivia Lanaghan (2018)
Hello Everyone!  I am attending Florida State University where I am majoring in History with a minor in Communications.  My favorite class while in my Freshman year was Historian's Craft, where I learned how to write a 25-page research paper that included over 50 primary sources.  Although it was taxing, I really enjoyed my professor and classmates and know that the course will assist me in my future studies.  I participated in the Student Catholic Union, competed in co-ed Volleyball, and enjoyed attending many sporting events - Go Noles!  Even though it was my first year, I was nominated by one of my professors to be on the Leadership Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences, a role that is normally held by Juniors and Seniors. 

Isabel Burbo (2018 & 2019)
Thank you so much for wanting to recognize my progress and accomplishments. I have been so blessed to receive the University of US scholarship two years in a row. This Fall is my first semester as a full-time college student, and I am so excited! I plan to stay at FSCJ a year and a half to finish my A.A. and then transfer to a public university. I am going to major in Early Childhood Education and possibly minor in Exercise Science. My favorite subjects are Reading and History. I have volunteered at the Downtown UF hospital in the natal intensive care unit (NICU) cuddling babies who were born drug-addicted, volunteered at Yulee Elementary School, and I am currenting serving at Gracie's Kitchen.

James Evans (2019)

Thank you! I plan on going to Florida State University with a major in English and a minor in History and go on for a Juris Doctorate and a Masters in Constitutional Law. I was a member of the Florida 4-H Legislature (as a House Representative for Nassau County). More importantly, I participated in Florida American Legion Boys State and was elected to be the Speaker of the Assembly this summer as well (The Assembly being a legislative body comprised of 140 other members of Boys State). This will be my second year of both Youth Leadership Nassau and University of US this next year (I will also be assuming leadership roles—Student Mentor for YLN and Student Ambassador for University of US) I'm the Percussion Lieutenant of the West Nassau Warrior Marching Band. I've performed 100+ hours of community service. I've passed 4 AP tests. This upcoming year, I will be an intern for the Robert M. Foster Justice Center while continuing AP and Dual Enrollment education. I'm also the President of the WNHS Tri-M Honor Society (a music honor society) and President of the WNHS National Honor Society. I earned straight A's last year and have and A/B record for my entire educational career.

Brody Mandelbaum (2018)
Selected as one of 11 incoming freshmen to be a Lombardi Scholar at the University of Florida. I apologize this note will be brief. I'm in Merida, Mexico, the capital of the Yucatan studying Spanish, ecology, and the Mayan culture at La Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán for the summer. In the fall I'll be studying finance and possibly political science at UF. My favorite classes this past year were AP Gov't and Politics, Micro and Macroeconomics.

         
Caleb Fahlgren (2017)

As a Wireless Engineering major, I have had the opportunity to develop many connections as well as learn a variety of disciplines in the field of engineering, software development, and cyber security. Moving into my Sophomore year here at Auburn, I have been working as a cyber security analyst for the University. I have participated in many extracurricular activities such as basketball, intramural soccer and volley, as well as technical activities such as the competitive programming team.

Allison Ventrone (2018)

Once again, I would like to thank University of US and the US Constitution Scholarship Foundation for all of the knowledge and opportunities I have been given because of this. Currently, I am a student at Jacksonville University (JU) pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as a minor in Psychology with the hopes of attaining my Master’s in Speech Pathology. I am a member of NHSSLA and the National Honor’s Society of Leadership on campus. I have been actively participating in volunteer work, community service, and shadowing opportunities through these clubs to further my knowledge in relation to speech pathology, and to give back to my community. My intended graduation date for my Bachelor’s is Spring 2021. In addition to these goals, I have hopes of pursuing sign language as a second language in order to reach out to the deaf community that are impacted by speech impediments and specialize in this field in the future. I am forever grateful for this scholarship’s contributions to helping me reach my future goals and play my part in creating a better future.

Ruthie Bradsher (2019)

Hello! I'm doing well and still volunteer at my local soup kitchen called “Gracies Kitchen”. I’ve been doing it for about nine years. It’s always a privilege and a joy to help the homeless and needy and serve them meals. I also have helped at my homeschools’ library. I haven’t been able to do this recently with college coming up later in the fall as well as work, but I did do it early in the year. I love books and organizing them, as well as showing people the perks and thrills of reading. My current job is lifeguarding at the Fernandina Beach City pools. It’s a very good job and I enjoy working with everyone there!  I will be attending FSCJ in the fall. I’ll be finishing my AA and then transferring to UNF for my English major. I plan on becoming a writer from anything to novels (which is my preferred option), to screen plays, to magazines, etc. The possibilities are endless with writing! I’ve also considered the option of being a motivational speaker or just a speaker in general. It was perked my interest lately!

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