An Interview with Stay Strong Scholar AS
You probably know that The Iron Maidens Raw Open, a women-only powerlifting meet slated for Saturday, June 2nd, is one of our most anticipated events of the year. 60 women, from CFSBK and beyond, will test their strength at Back Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. You won’t want to miss it!
For the 3rd year in a row, Iron Maidens lifters will raise funds for the Stay Strong Scholarship, which supports students at Bronx-based Grace Outreach. This year, our goal is to raise $40,000 to continue supporting these students. Right now we’re at $7,128 raised. Can you help us get there? Show some love by donating to your favorite CFSBK lifter(s) through the 2018 Crowdrise campaign here.
Today we’d like to bring you a brief interview with AS, a Stay Strong Scholar since September 2016. So far, AS has completed an Associate’s degree from Bronx Community College!
What has the Stay Strong Scholarship meant for you?
The Stay Strong Scholarship means a second chance for me. This scholarship has opened up doors for me that I never thought would be open. The Stay Strong Scholarship has also been the biggest financial help, because without it, I honestly wouldn’t be able to afford college on my own, especially since I am not eligible for financial aid. I can honesty say I am a example of what wonders this scholarship can do for you if you too are in need of help to get through college.
Did you try to find other ways to pay for college before you received the SSS?
Yes, I did try to find other ways, but it’s not easy applying for scholarships when you’re competing against thousands of other students hoping that your essay will be chosen. With the Stay Strong Scholarship, I fit the criteria, and being an alumna of Grace Outreach, they helped me through the process of applying.
How has your college impacted your life so far?
College has impacted my life in such a positive way. It has opened up so many doors for me through which I can network and meet people who can be beneficial to the career path that I want to take. I’ve already completed my my associate’s degree, and I’m currently working on my bachelor’s. Even being able to say that is surreal to me because I have come so far in my life, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have a college education as well experience.
What are your goals for the future?
Once I finish college, I want to work with the federal government. My mind so far is set on Homeland Security. In my career field, I want to build a foundation for myself so that everything I’ve learned in college can be applied to my job as well as my life.
News and Notes
- Coach Whit is a longtime client of Zach Dacuk, who is offering a workshop from June 21st to the 24th. “Mapping the Body: Recognizing Successes & Principles in the Application of Fascial Movement” is of interest to massage therapists, fitness instructors, and movement professionals. Check it out!
- We’ve delayed the start of the upcoming Active Life Strength PM Cycle (but not AM) to next Monday, so you know what that means: There’s still time to register! See yesterday’s blog post for details, and go HERE to register.
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