Announcing the Winners of the Perseverance Scholarship
Argosy University, Online Programs, in conjunction with the Education Foundation, is proud to announce the winners of the Perseverance Scholarship.
We congratulate Nicole Thompson, Ricardo Artis and Frances Moss who have been awarded $1000, $750 and $500 scholarships!
This scholarship was created to support active Argosy University students who have experienced a period in their lives when they had to live by their definition of perseverance. Whether it was personal loss, financial hardship, or overcoming an obstacle, Argosy University students were asked to answer the question: “What is your definition of perseverance and how has it affected you as a student here at Argosy University?”
Nicole Thompson is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She is a few classes into her degree and hopes to be an example of strength and perseverance for her children. With past life struggles, Nicole writes about how she has taken control of her education despite her hardships.
“I refuse to let any of my personal issues negatively affect my work at Argosy. Being a student is the one thing in my chaotic life I have full control over; I decide whether to succeed or to fail. Perseverance is a component that exists in all of us but only thrives and intensifies when you use it.”
Ricardo Artis is working to complete his Doctor of Business Administration. A member of the United States Armed Forces, Ricardo has fought for his degree even through active battle. He has a goal in mind and refuses to let even live enemy fire stand in his way.
“While working on an assignment for Argosy, we had several incoming mortar attacks…Once the area was considered as being clear and safe, I would immediately return back to doing my homework. My stories would definitely encourage readers and students to pursue their goal, even when challenges may feel impossible to overcome.”
Frances Moss is on her way to achieving an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice. While dealing with many family hardships and losses, she has continued to persevere with her degree and proudly holds an A average.
“Although I was experiencing a pain so great and my heart was so heavy, I picked myself up and found the strength to continue on here at Argosy University. My assignments were done and submitted on time and my grades never fell because I stayed true to my faith.”
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Congratulations again to our winners and thank you to all who applied!