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The Foundation received hundreds of applications from low income mothers who are pursuing post-secondary education at all levels. We are pleased to announce this year's awardees: 

Christina Bergstrom
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Christina is completing her undergraduate studies in Special Education and Elementary Education. She plans to teach in a Self-Contained Special Needs Classroom for children with moderate to severe disabilities. She also intends to engage in public educational and advocacy work to improve special education.

Angélica Gonzalez
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle, Washington

Currently studying law, Angélica plans to use her JD to fight for social justice and equality in the legal system for people of color, single moms, children, and domestic violence survivors. She plans to make change through legislation, and by becoming a judge.

Aylicia Manns
Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Aylicia is working toward her bachelor's degree in Social Work. She expects to go on to graduate school to earn an MSW. She plans to advocate for and work with victims of domestic violence.

Esraa Sadeek
Endicott College
Beverly, Massachusetts

An immigrant, a survivor, and a single mother, Esraa is completing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Victimization. She expects to pursue a PhD in Clinical Child Psychology with the goal of advocating for children who have experienced trauma.

Farrah Tsosie
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Farrah is majoring in Psychology and Social Work, with a minor in Family Studies. She is preparing for a career helping vulnerable populations, especially American Indians. She plans to focus on child maltreatment prevention and intervention, as well as on services and advocacy to support and strengthen resilient families.

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