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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships


December 05, 2020

Awards Available: 20

  • Scholarship Description
  • The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship recognizes student innovation and youth-led solutions to fighting hunger in the U.S. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution in the United States, be younger than 25 and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to ended hunger in their community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Scholarship Committee
  • 9801 Washingtonian Blvd.
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • stophunger@sodexofoundation.org
  • 615-320-3149

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Taylor W  on 3/22/2020 8:50:23 PM

I'm applying to for the scholarship because i want to be the first person in my family out of 3 generations to be a high school and college graduate. I am wanting to major in forensic psychology, and photography as my second major.

Madison B  on 3/11/2020 7:20:53 PM

Hi I am applying for this scholarship so I could continue to go to college and be the first person in my family go to college and become a pediatrician.

Rebeca  on 2/19/2020 10:11:36 AM

I am applying for this scholarship

Micahel D  on 2/6/2020 12:32:03 PM

I am applying for this scholarship as a college freshman. I moved from Florida to New York to attend college. I wanted to do so as I am majoring in Marketing and International Business. College expenses are very tight and the cost of the tuition is very expensive. I have had to overcome a lot in my life in terms of having a reading disability and have conquered it and achieve over a 3.0 average in my first semester. However, if I do not get additional scholarship money it is very difficult to continue.

Trinity U  on 12/4/2018 8:39:51 PM

Hi my name is Trinity Unrein and I am currently a senior in high school and want to pursue a degree in nursing . Money is becoming tight for paying for college and any financial aid would help. I appreciate your offer to help students financially, it honesty helps so much.

Angelica D  on 11/16/2018 5:54:18 PM

Hello, My name Ia Angelica Del Rio. Actually I'm a Senior at High school and I'm developing preparedness for next year college, and I'd like to ask you for your support for scholarships. I'm interest to hearn a degree for Radilogic technologist. And i'll be happy receiveing your advice regarding this benefit. Will be ready for immediate respond.. Angelica

Nicholas O  on 10/29/2018 4:55:26 PM

I did not apply for this scholarship, but it came up as a good fit for me based on my credentials.

Bethany P  on 10/18/2018 3:26:32 PM

I live in NC. Can I still apply?

faith r  on 10/9/2018 5:06:14 PM

Is there any specific places we had to volunteer in?

Gilbert B  on 9/28/2018 1:00:41 AM

Hello, my name is Gilbert Barroso. I am a sophomore in college, I applied to this scholarship because I do believe I have made a change within my community. I am the secretary of the Sociology club in Oxnard College. Studying Sociology has taught me so much, I help run a food pantry at school. We welcome anyone regardless of their income. Due to the high cost of living skyrocketing, we the students have taken action into our own hands. We open our food pantry at 11:30 am and close at 2:00 pm. We welcome students to come and take snacks before their classes start, as well we do welcome our local community to participate. I've always been involved with my community since the longest I could remember. I helped clean up certain neighborhoods in my city, as well I've volunteered with a local group for the special population. During my high school years, I was looked up to, I had the opportunity to speak to the board of my local district. Our academies came under threat after they wanted to pull funding from them. As a student who was heavily involved in the academy, I stood my ground and fought for my education. I plan on becoming a sociologist because I would love to return as a guidance counselor to my old high school that helped me become the person I am today.

Areanna W  on 9/27/2018 12:38:21 PM

Hi my name is Areanna west I applied for this scholarship because there’s not many 10th graders you know trying to start thinking about college.I filled this scholarship out to start seeing how it would be for filling out scholarships

Daniel P  on 9/18/2018 6:32:09 PM

Hello stephen j. Brady stop hunger in the united states, my name is daniel Pinto, i believe that the united states is the country of good abundance nevertheless, i still see homeless people in the streets asking for food. without no one telling me, i personally like to help the homeless, iam blessed that iam not in that position. Iam a high school graduate of 2015, and i believe that as a first generation student, someone needs to invest time to help others just like this scholarship program is doing. I honestly can't ask my parents for help because they didn't finish school in my country. If i receive the scholarship, i will be the first generation college student and my parents will be very proud.

Travis M  on 9/4/2018 1:54:24 PM

Hello, My name is Travis McDowell, this is my first semester in school and i am so excited about this opportunity. I have had a hard time paying the balance for my tuition but my single mom and my grandmother helped me out with this. I am so excited about higher education but have notice that continue educating is very expensive. if i receive this scholarship this would really help furthering my education.

Celine C  on 6/19/2018 12:23:55 PM

I"m so glad I came across this site. I would love to recognize my mother who has a compassionate heart, a giver for people less fortunate, desperate and in dire need. This would be a great way to recognize her and her endeavors for the cause. I think I would apply on her behave. So glad you have made this available to recognize the giver!

Marquis B  on 6/18/2018 10:15:48 PM

I am Marquis Borner and I should be selected for this scholarship because a college education will empower me to be great. Obtaining my college education will empower three essential areas in my life: improve my way of thinking, increase my finances, and help me to be able to control my own destiny. My mother always taught me that without an education, you cannot and will not live up to your fullest potential. She always told me not to give up on my dreams and goals. This way of thinking has created a foundation to who I am and it is a great start for my future. However, gaining an education will not only build on that foundation by deepening my thought process; but also, challenge me to dream big and perform at my highest potential. I realized as a little boy that having money allows people to live a certain lifestyle. As a little boy, I said to one of the leaders at my church, “I am going to drive a Mercedes like yours when I grow up.” He said, “Son, get a good education and then you will be able to buy whatever you want.” Now days just to work at McDonald you have to have a college degree. And as I get older, I realize it is getting harder and harder to make a living without a college degree. But, I don’t want to settle on just being able to make a living (and driving a Mercedes Benz), I want to be a blessing to others. Therefore, getting an education will pave the way for me to be able to improve my finances and be able to give back to my community. Last year, I lost a good friend of mine name Ladejrick “LD” Cox to gun violence. At first I was blind to my surrounding and I just want to enjoy my teenager years. But after seeing my helpless friend lying in a hospital bed, knowing this would be the last time I would see him alive, that changed me. At that moment, I decided I would not be another victim of my circumstances and I would not be another black male statistic. I started looking at life differently. I want to be able to work hard so tha

Marie-Claire N  on 6/11/2018 6:26:54 PM

my name is Marie-Claire Ndugu born and raised in Congo, Brazzaville a country in Africa. My mother, my sister and I moved to America in February of 2012. for the past 6 years my family and I live in the city of Chicago. I am applying for this scholarship to help my mother because she is a single mom and paying for the rent and school fee and books fee she wont be able to pay for my college tuition. I hope to receive this scholarship which will help me to my college dream and journey.

Carson S  on 6/7/2018 9:37:03 PM

My name is Carson. I am from Lisbon, New York. I am a high school senior seeking financial assistance for college in the fall. Throughout my time in high school I have been apart of the National Junior Honor Society and the National Honor Sociey. Our organization has hosted food drives as well as participated in collecting food for the food pantry. I have volunteered for a charitable organization called “Lights on the River”. At this event I have collected donations of money and food items for our local food pantry. I have also assisted at the local food pantry in Lisbon. I would very much appreciate and feel honored to receive this scholarship aid to help me on my journey through college.

Jaden A  on 3/29/2018 5:25:52 PM

My name is Jaden. As a rather young individual going off to college, I would love any all all scholarships I can get in order to help ease the burden on my parents. I consistently help out with my church's pantry, which is also connected to other services such as how we serve food to the homeless. I hope I can get this scholarship so that it takes a great weight off my shoulders.

Audry S  on 1/28/2018 1:03:12 PM

My name is Audry Scheele and I graduated high school in 2017. I didn't apply to college because I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in. To this day I still don't. I missed the opportunity to apply for scholarships while still in school because none of them applied to me. Since I want to go to college now this is my chance to receive financial help with tuition. This scholarship in particular perked my interest because I've assisted with a food bank weekly; packing meals for more than 2,000 people each time with the help of many other volunteers.

Sevastian H  on 11/29/2017 10:19:21 AM

Please tell me I can’t do something because I'll try even harder to prove you wrong! Like many other students I know, I've traveled a bumpy road to get to where I am today, but those obstacles gave me strength and helped me appreciate the truly important things in life. Me Sevastian Hernandez have came a long way to not get scholarship money.

Margaret S  on 11/28/2017 6:13:57 PM

Hello, I am Margaret Schlosser, a senior at Paloma Valley High School. My goal and aspiration are to help the community in the way I can, through protecting, laws being followed, and justice being served. I will be providing that by graduating college with a degree in criminal justice. Within criminal justice, there is a lot of leadership aspects and qualities. I have grown up to be a leader, within the high school I was put in the position of the XO of the Battalion in NJROTC. It is quite scary to know that you are in second of command for 220 students but with the time, experience, and knowledge that I have gained over 4 years in my high school. The ability to do something that is major that can't be affected by having money is important for me. I don't and won't allow having money be in the way in my opportunities. The ability to have much money will be amazing to grasp every academic opportunity that I can have and to provide myself with materials needed for my academic career. Thank you so much

Justin M  on 11/26/2017 2:16:19 AM

My name is Justin Magers and I'm trying to play football in college. Unfortunately, with how expensive schools are in D3 with them mainly being privatized, it's hard for my family to do so. I have been asked to play at Luther College due to me being a leader in the classroom and the on the field. I've been a Varsity starter for 2 years, taken part in many Ap and Honors classes, and volunteered with a local canine rescue group. Please help me, help my family out with the financial burden of college.

Latrice J  on 11/12/2017 6:22:01 PM

My name is Latrice Jones and I try to be the best I can be for myself and others. Although I look at my life "blessed", I always keep in mind how easily a blessing could be taken away as well as it is received. I try to do my part in the community by giving money to homeless people who asks for food usually during a traffic street light stop. Anything helps; Spare change or a small bag a chips or water which i usually keep in the back seat of my car because i 'snack' a lot. There were also many occasion where I rescued dogs out of the street and kept them fed until l can find their owners or at least take them to an animal shelter. So far i was able to rescue a pit bulls, a Rottweiler, a Pomeranian, and a Yorkie. With prayer,hope and some fate, I was grateful to find the original owners for all the animals i found straying around and lost. I actually volunteered 3 years throughout high school at the Humane society for animals . It was fun and I really felt like i was truly giving back and doing my part at a citizen. I plan to go as far as possible with my education majoring in biological sciences. I hope to go to Med school as well to become a doctor. I plan to make my self and my family proud. My mother worked so hard with blood, sweat, tears, and elbow grease, for me to be presented with the opportunities I have. Being 23 and unemployed to truly focus on school ,I am hoping to relieve my mother from some of my financial responsibilities. I also find it really cool to have a chance to donate money to any charity of my choice. Thank you in Advance.

7/23/2017 8:59:59 AM

Hello, my name is Xavier Asemota and I was in Key Club at my high school and i attended a God Pantry at my high school where we give food ?? to people who were poor. I am starting my senior year in August and I desperately need this money ?? for the college im going to go to.

Deja K  on 6/24/2017 10:31:24 PM

Hello, my name is Deja Knox i'm here to apply for this scholarship at help out my mother with paying for college which has a low income. Around the time of thanksgiving and Christmas I helped out a nonprofit organization handing out food to the less fortunate in the community, and helping kids understand how to live in a society where you can do more than join a gang or stay in trouble. This would really touch there hearts when people are reaching out to them with open arms.

Emmanuel H  on 5/31/2017 9:00:08 AM

My name is Emmanuel Henderson, I live in Rocky Mount, NC. I have seen hunger and people in need. I hand out food every 3rd Saturday of the month to family in need of food. We do this in the rain, snow or sunny. I see people that are in need all the time. I also work with my father's Masonic lodge to support special need kids by building ramps and cooking food for programs for them too. We also provide bag lunches for kids on Thursday for kids over the weekends that don't get meals while they are out of school. I feel like the more hands to the plow makes more work that can be done.

Joann M  on 2/14/2017 1:54:55 PM

I have never seen a hungry body in person. I have never been hungry for more than 5 hours. I got locked in my room one time because the door got stuck and I didn't have my phone. I didn't eat lunch or dinner, I didn't eat for 11 hours. That was one of the most resonating instances I have with hunger. I remember my roommate busting in the door for me, and the first thing I said to her was, "let's get food". I was only extremely hungry for a few hours and I already felt the affects on my body and mind. Since then, I buy any and every homeless person food at any chance I get, because I can't stand fathoming the daily struggle of hunger. My major is Sociology and Spanish. I learned in my class about the statistics of people in poverty throughout the US, as well as the total injustice, that follows hunger and major poverty and illness in other areas of the world. I study this to make a difference in my future. I current am a junior at CSULB. My mom developed a terminal illness called MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) diagnosed in October 2011, and is still sick in the hospital today in 2017. I'm working about 30 hours a week, taking out loan by loan every semester and I'm simply struggling to get by in school because I have to work so much. This scholarship would make a world of difference in my academic, social, and personal life. I believe everyone deserves a great boost of help when in need, and I have not received that in the past 3 years of my college life. I also believe that whoever is in most dire need of this scholarship, as well as would use it to great purpose is deserving of this scholarship. Thank you, Joann Min

ShyAnn C  on 12/12/2016 3:51:21 PM

My name is ShyAnn Cook. I was born in White Salmon, Washington but i later moved to a small town of approximately 400 people. In this community, mostly all the people good have been considered in poverty and i was, in fact, on of those children. I was always unsure if i was going to be able to eat like most kids were able. My mom was only a high school graduate and in this day and age, if you have only a high school diploma, it is very hard to get a job. Being a young child and never knowing if i was going to be able to receive my next meal, i would always wonder if any other children were also having that same issue. As i got older i found out that there is a whole world full of children who were hungry. When I go to college, I plan to pursue my dream of becoming an ultrasound technician. With my extra money, I plan on giving to those young children in need. I never want any other children to have to endure the pain that I and many others have already gone through.

Anita C  on 12/4/2016 10:44:22 AM

My name is Anita Copeland. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. My purpose for writing this essay is to tell you why I should receive th Scholarship. I will also inform you why you won`t regret giving me the scholarship. I should receive this scholarship, so that I can change my future to make a difference in my community. So I can show the world that told me I can`t and I won`t, that I can and I will. I`m destined and enthused and also open- minded about my future. I`m young, I`m black and I’ve most definitely been told that I couldn’t do it. I have planned for my future for thirteen long years to be exact. From the time I was in pre k and I had to learn to spell my name to read. I had to know my numbers, so that I could count. My mother, aunt, uncle, teachers and other people in my life have helped, but it was me that had to do the things to get where I am today. I am currently a volunteer at youth spark this program deals with sex trafficking and homeless young girls that get put out their homes.

Tamear H  on 12/2/2016 9:10:44 AM

Good morning, my name is Tamear i'm a sophomore at Northampton community college. My major is Psychology, i am hoping to become a geriatric psychologist. I tend to volunteer at the nursing homes around my school and home, because at i want to be a geriatric psychiatry. helping the elderly coping with massive change in their lives makes me happy. I never knew my grandparents and doing this makes me think every person i help is like a grandparent and i a grandson. This scholarship would help me stay in school and keep fighting for something i never thought i could do. Thank you!

Jasmine F  on 11/30/2016 10:29:10 AM

My name is Jasmine, I am 16 years old, passionate about becoming a doctor and having my own practice. I am a very multitasking person. I want to consider treating each organ, every disease, all ages and both genders and being dedicated to families. I spend my free time learning about the medical field .However, I can not pursue my career fully in college without financial help, because I have little money and I am raised by a single mother of 3 who can not support my study.

Soneeta V  on 11/30/2016 2:00:14 AM

Hi, my name is Soneeta Vue I'm a senior at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, and the reason why I'm applying to this scholarship to help those in need and to provide care,love, and comfort for others. I am Hmong and with our race, our people scatter around the globe for a place to live and I have seen and help many in need through my visit at Thai land. I receive good grades with at less As and have high accpetation from my father who courage me to continue on my career farther and will be continuing education through out my life. Seeing children suffering from hunger and people I am willing to help and donate money. By receiving this scholarship, it will defiantly help me in my career. Thank You.

Brisace W  on 11/19/2016 6:11:10 PM

Hello, My name is Brisace Williams I'm a senior at Lubbock High school, the reason I applied for this scholarship is my mother nor my farther went to college being the first generation to attend a college is a blessing , by applying I'm setting examples for my siblings to work hard and to achieve more in life for themselves.

Saja O  on 11/10/2016 9:46:29 PM

Hello, my name is Saja Odeh a sophomore attending Corona Del Sol high school in Tempe, AZ. I am a Muslim and I've been to my home town and I've seen how many people are starving how they dig in the trash for food, clothes etc.. I had some money because I was coming from American when ever I saw someone needing the money more than I did I handed it to them. The smile they gave me and the words they've said to me "God bless you" It was heartwarming. They were so thankful, I came home that same night told my mom all about it while talking about it I teared up knowing all these people are starving and not a lot of people were doing anything about it. I went to my mosque every time I entered me and my mom would put money in for it to go to the people in need. This hunger needs to end we need to stand up for what's right. They are people to they need the help. Thank you

Emily F  on 10/26/2016 8:39:04 AM

Hello, my name is Emily Frizell and I am a freshman attending Keansburg high school in New jersey. I believe I am the best for this scholar ship because I do have good grades, I am very involved, and I want to go somewhere with my life. No one in my family has had the opportunity and money to go to college and if I get the money I will be able to college and fill my dress of becoming pediatric oncologist. I promise to make the organization proud by finish all of my years at school and coming back to help others in need of help.

rickey w  on 10/21/2016 8:15:12 PM

Hello, my name is Rickey Wilbourn C.Jr. I'm a freshman attending Barry University Miami Shores Florida. I've been here for 3 weeks now and I just received a denial of my mom's Parent plus Loan was rejected. I’ve gone in to speak to the financial Aid Department to see if we can move the payments to January 2017. They stated it’s too late at this time, in which I told them I understand policy.

Tracey B  on 10/20/2016 1:16:24 PM

Hello my name is Tracey Belizaire and I am a senior at Blanche Ely High School and I believe that I am the best candidate for the scholarship because my parents had the courage to migrate from their native lands to come to America to provide a better life for my siblings and I. This courage is what has been instilled in me and has made me the young lady that I am today. With this scholarship I will be allowed the opportunity to obtain a feat never obtain by my parents due to cultural upbringing and lack of funds. I promise to make your organization proud by completing my studies in college and coming back to assist other young scholars achieve their goal and help the community.

Alyssa R  on 10/13/2016 6:48:24 PM

Hello, my name is Alysss Rosario. I chose to apply for this scholarship because it would not only benefit me but my parents, since they are low on income. I am varsity mascot at my school and I'm always finding different things to do to make people laugh. I would do events on the side , like birthday parties or prior school events. It never hurts to put a smile on someone's face who could potentially be having a bad day.

Faith S  on 10/3/2016 3:37:47 PM

Hello, my name is Faith Stevens i'm here to apply for this scholarship at help out my mother with paying for college which has a low income. Around Thanksgiving time i would help out my Church by handing out food to the less fortunate in the community, this would really touch there hearts when people are reaching out to them with open arms!

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