The Foundation’s Scholarship Fund has been awarded to Tri-State seniors since 2002. Each year, the Foundation is honored to be a part of the recipient’s story and support them in their journey to attend a higher education institution. Witnessing all that our Scholarship Fund recipients have accomplished is inspiring, motivating and drives us to do better. While all our recipients have gone on to do great things, we recently received an update from Alex Shelton, one of our 2013 Scholarship Fund recipients, and we would like to dedicate this blog to his story.
In 2012, Alex was entering his senior year of high school at West Carrollton High School. As senior class president, Alex had an ambition to succeed, excellent academic standings and was an active member in his community. With everything looking up, Alex’s world was turned upside down when his parents went through an abrupt divorce. Rather than giving up on his dreams, Alex took this event and grew from it. He continued to thrive in school and volunteer all while helping his family through the hardships of divorce.
As his senior year of high school came to an end, Alex accepted the Scholarship Fund. In his acceptance, he voiced, “But most importantly, I have learned the power of forgiveness, and how a few words can fix even the deepest of scars. Adversity, that broad unknown word, took my life under its control only to build me back up, stronger than ever before.” Check out the rest of Alex’s story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPwdIC_s0CY. Alex’s adversity made him stronger and more inclined to succeed.
Alex spent his college years at the University of Cincinnati where he continued to give back to the Cincinnati community. Throughout his years, Alex created two programs that focused on partnering college-age mentors with local students. Today, Alex continues to give back. He recently purchased a one-way ticket to Guatemala where he will be working with MANNA Worldwide to work on education efforts for students.
Here’s what Alex has to say about his first few weeks in Guatemala:
“Wow. What a wild first two weeks it has been. I have been able to visit 6 MANNA projects – including 4 feeding centers, 1 orphanage, and a future children’s home. It is amazing to see what God has been doing down here in the lives of these children across Guatemala. I have began diving into these local communities by engaging with the kids, their families, local pastors, and businesses in the community.”
We could not be happier to be a part of all that Alex has already accomplished and we are on the edge of our seats waiting to see what he does next.
The Scholarship Fund awards multiple graduating seniors $20,000 scholarships. To be eligible for the Scholarship Fund, applicants must attend a high school within the Foundation’s Area of Impact, plan to enter an eligible Tri-State college or university and have overcome adversity, face financial need, have an excellent academic standing and have an ambition to succeed. To review further eligibility requirements and learn more about the Scholarship Fund, check out this link: http://bit.ly/2NsjpIm.
We want to be able to recognize everyone deserving of the Scholarship Fund. Please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit your applications, applicants can use ONE of these ways:
- Mail your application to: Anthony Muñoz Foundation 8919 Rossash Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45236 Attn: Victoria Knepp
- Scan and email your application to: email@example.com
- Fax application to: (513) 772-4911
Don’t forget! Applications are due May 1st!