Natalia Román Alicea - 2016 Recipient
Student Persistence Award (Lester A. Lefton Persistence Award).
Class Standing 2016-17
Senior at the Kent campus.
For Natalia Román Alicea, this scholarship meant the world to her as it went a long way to boost her morale and ease her financial constraints as she pursued her academics here at Kent State University. Someday, she says, “with the blessing of my education and this scholarship, I will give back generously to my community and become one of those benevolent donors who invests in the education and future of young people”.
“Were it not for this Tee-Up Scholarship and other scholarships offered through the university, someone like myself, living so far away from home and loved ones, wouldn’t have been able to attend college as a full-time student, graduate in four years, conduct undergraduate research, study abroad, be a highly involved student leader, and maintain a 4.0 GPA. Now, I’m looking forward to a promising future, proudly finishing my bachelor’s degree as a competitive candidate in the field of Communication Studies for a top graduate school in the country.”
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