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Celebrating SODA's 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

Written by Sophia Renner, Student Engagement Coordinator

We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year's scholarships! SODA’s Scholarship Selection Committees had the challenging task of reviewing applications from College and University students across the country. After careful consideration, we are delighted to reveal the eleven exceptional individuals who have been awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2023-2024 school year in recognition of their academic achievements, community involvement, and passion for organ, eye, and tissue donation advocacy.

Please join SODA National in congratulating the following scholarship recipients.

Left to right, top to bottom: Chelsea Agyei, Devi Fuller, Kianna Lanier, Najiya Shakir, and Jasmine Windham

The HBCU Organ and Tissue Donation Advocacy Scholarship supports students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) who have shown a dedication to raising awareness and advocating for organ, eye, and tissue donation within their communities.

Left to right, top to bottom: Contessa Bledsoe, Madison Glass, Alyson Pollard, Emily Thomas, and Alexis Weyandt

The Student Advocacy Scholarship recognizes and supports students with a passion for leadership and dedication to organ, eye, and tissue donation advocacy.

Jerry Lai

The Laurie Smith Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a transplant recipient who has demonstrated commitment to raising awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation.

To learn more about SODA’s 2023 scholarships and the organizations that sponsored them, Hearts for Russ and Second Chance Fundraising, check out this blog.

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the applicants who demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and organ donation advocacy. We were truly inspired by the passion and dedication shown by each applicant.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Hearts for Russ and Second Chance Fundraising for their generous support and commitment to promoting student-led organ donation advocacy.

Congratulations once again to our 2023 scholarship winners!

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