Another year has come and gone and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to announce the 2017 Customized Girl statement maker scholarship winners!
Customized Girl is all about statement makers and celebrating those who have an important message to share with the world. Statements are what we love and that’s why our scholarship is centered on not only making them but helping spread their awareness. Customized Girl has offered a statement maker scholarship to help students accomplish their collegiate goals for the last five years. We have selected five influential candidates who would each receive $500 towards their education costs.
We are not only honored to announce these powerful young adults but also ecstatic to share their lives with all of you. Customized Girl asked all winners three questions:
1.) Describe yourself in three words?
2.) What is your ideal career path?
3.) Why is this statement important to you?
We are beyond excited to announce our the 2017 Customized Girl statement maker scholarship winners!
Statement: Weird is the new wonderful
Claire R. Walker
Statement: Make each day your greatest adventure.
Statement: Every failure is a second chance at success
1.) Passionate, determined, strong-willed
2.) My ideal career path involves being a journalist and telling the stories of women of color like me so that they their voices are just as loud as the majority. In the political climate that we are in today, I feel it is necessary for the stories of marginalized groups in society to be told . One of my long-term professional goals is to create my own media outlet that has a sole purpose in narrating the lives of women across the globe who have faced hardships and to explain how they’ve overcome them or the challenges that have kept them from being able to overcome them. Similar to Humans of New York, my media outlet would include “everyday” people and use their raw stories to give a glimpse into their lives. However, in the meantime my “smaller” dream is to work for a major media company as a features writer covering social justice and culture.
3.) This statement is important to me because like many others, I have had my share of failures and disappointments. However, the silver lining in failing is the journey to get back to success. I truly believe that failures should be viewed as a lesson on what not to do or what to do better next time. For some, this lesson could even mean a complete change in direction from what their original plan was. No matter how you view failure, one things remains true: you will have another chance to improve even if the only person who sees the improvement is you.
Statement: Great things have never come from comfort zones
3.) This statement has been my mantra for some years now. I sometimes struggle to put myself out there and try new things that are outside of my comfort zone. But when I hesitate to try something, I just remind myself of that mantra and do it. Yes, sometimes it doesn’t turn out the way I hoped; however, there is always a lesson to be learned from that. But most of the time, it goes well and great things happen!
Statement: Never let the things you want, make you forget the things you have
1.) Loyal, organized, and logical.
2.)My ideal career path would be nursing because I love to help people!
3.) This statement is important to me because it’s a great reminder to be grateful. It is easy to lose sight of what you have when you are so focused on everything you may want at that moment in time. Nothing lasts forever! Live life one day at a time and enjoy the moment.
We are inspired by all these wonderful statement and hope they will inspire more young adults to be statement makers. Thanks again to everyone who entered our scholarship contest! Continue to rock out your statements and share some of them below in the comments!