The “Everything I Am” Scholarship

Dr. Crystal Rogers, Sayaun’s mother, reflects on the challenges she faced as a young single mother striving to achieve her career goals, while simultaneously navigating the responsibilities of single parenthood with Sayaun. Born in 1999, Sayaun’s profound impact on his mother’s determination to succeed, transcended statistical limitations, and became a motivating force, propelling them beyond conventional limits. He was just that impactful. Sayaun played a pivotal role in shaping Dr. Rogers into the person she is today. When asked, Dr. Rogers proudly notes, “It was Sayaun that made me Everything I Am’! This is a testament to the transformative influence of Sayaun in her life.

Eligibility Requirements (must be all criteria)

  • Non-traditional student attending a community college in NC, pursuing a career in health care sciences
  • Single custodial parent
  • Need based
  • Letter of Acceptance from college
  • Two Letters of Recommendation/Reference (employment manager, director, CC instructor)
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (HS or college transcripts as applicable)
  • 600 to 650 word essay – Healthcare career goals-how single parenthood has motivated you in your journey thus far. Short and long-term goals.
  • Bonus for community service and volunteerism

Deadline – Scholarship Application – March 31, 2024