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Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships


December 05, 2018

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship plus a $5,000 grant for their charity of choice.

    -Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in
    the United States. All applicants must be ages 5-25 and meet the age requirement by October 5
    -Must have demonstrated, ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months
    -All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States who reside in the contiguous United
    States, Alaska, and Hawaii only
    -Volunteer services performed by applicant must help non-family members

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 9801 Washingtonian Blvd.
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • stophunger@sodexofoundation.org
  • 615-320-3149

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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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