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  • As the school year comes to an end, I’m reminded of the ones that helped me make my freshman year a reality. As such I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude to the Nikki Scott Scholarship Committee for providing me with these funds this year. They have been very helpful in watering down the expensive cost of post secondary schooling….and I am very very, very thankful for being able to obtain it. Thank you once again for the scholarship assistance these past 4 years and for going back and forth with me during the disbursement process!

    CW,
     
  • Nikki was such a brilliant, vivacious, funny, supportive, and inspiring person. Her guidance and mentorship provided invaluable support every step of the way as I worked to design the Bronx Envision Academy. I will never forget hearing from Nikki when she called to let me know that “Envision Academy” was approved to open. I felt a little like Justin, Gabriel, Pilar, Elton, and Samuel today: ecstatic, grateful, and proud. Creating a new school from scratch has been a true privilege, and supporting our students as they prepare for college is an enormous responsibility (and for many, they will be the first in their families to attend college). I’m not entirely sure how to express it, but I find it very moving that the scholarship allows Nikki to continue changing the lives of wonderful young women and men. I am so grateful that her support continues for the students of Bronx Envision Academy.

    ES,
     
 
 

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During my first semester at NYU, I discovered who I am truly meant to be. My first priority has always been to do well in my classes, which is why my first semester was mainly spent leading study groups and focusing on my academics. After initially pursing studies in Nutrition, I have now realized that my heart is really in education. I look back fondly on my years at Essex Street Academy, sure of the power on individualized attention and creative approaches to learning. I want to dedicate my life to the growth and development of children, which I will do as a French Teacher. I have always had a love of languages and I strongly believe that a global perspective is essential to students learning. Since my major change, I have never stopped asking questions and initiating animated conversations in my classrooms. As result of my hard work and dedication, I have been admitted into NYU’s Dean’s Global Honors Program. This spring break I will travel with my Education Policy class to London, where my class will observe the English education system in both metropolitan and rural settings. I feel called to teach and I am in training so that I might become a transformative force for future students, as Nicole Scott was for so many.

HAS,