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Congratulations to our 2014 Bridge Scholars | Nourish International

March 18, 2014 | Posted in Chapter Updates, Nourish Office, Student Spotlight, Summer Projects | By

We are excited to announce the Bridge Scholar Class of 2014! These students were selected among a highly competitive group of applicants to receive scholarships to participate in sustainable international development projects this summer. We know they will have an incredible impact in the fight against extreme poverty. Without further ado, here are this year’s recipients:

musabMusab Iman

I am a 4th year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in Industrial Systems Engineering. I joined Nourish International last year and am now serving as the Human Relations Chair. I was born and raised in Columbus Ohio, to a family of Ohio State graduates, basically born and bred to be a Buckeye.

My family is originally from the country of Bangladesh, which plays a huge role in my involvement in Nourish. Bangladesh is developing third world country; I have many family members who still reside over there.

As a college student I was fortunate to meet a group of students who wanted to help eliminate extreme poverty through sustainable development. Students from various backgrounds all had one common goal, so I joined Nourish International to make sure I can make a lasting impact on poverty around the world. Receiving the BridgeScholarship means so much to me, this will allow me to travel to Ecuador helping the local community of Quito by making a sustainable impact. The Bridge Scholars gives me the opportunity to receive a life-changing experience so that I may help people who are less fortunate then I. I am really grateful to be a member of the 2014 Bridge Scholars class so that I may work abroad to make a lasting impact on the community in Ecuador.



Hailey Lewis

I am a student at the University of Idaho, majoring in International Studies with an emphasis in Global Resources and Development. I am a chapter co-founder and co-leader, and have loved sharing Nourish’s mission and vision. I think that too many college students ignore their ability to create positive change in the world, and I have done my best to show my peers at U of I otherwise.

I am currently putting myself through school, and trying to finance my next year without a full summer of work due to the time I wanted to spend on a Nourish project would have been nearly impossible. The Bridge Scholarship has given me the opportunity to participate in my chapter’s project in Indonesia without the fear of being unable to afford my next year at school. With this scholarship, I will be able to gain firsthand experience and exposure in the world of international nonprofits. I am so excited to be able to directly apply my studies to the real life experience of working on a Nourish project. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity, and I am eager to make the most of it!

roxanneRoxanne Waggoner

I am a junior at UNM double majoring in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in interdisciplinary arts.  I am hoping to begin medical school in the fall of 2015 and am applying this June.  I work as a tutor for FrogTutoring and also volunteer with a local organization called Heading Home.  For fun I like to hike, go to trampoline parks, and watch UNM Rugby games.

Without this scholarship I would be unable to attend a project.  I have been wanting to go on a project since my freshman year and haven’t been able to afford it.  With this scholarship I am able to go on a project and make a difference.  I am unbelievably excited to attend this summer’s project and incredibly grateful that I was awarded Bridge Scholarship.

maxieMaxie Wirtz

I am currently a third year Student at The Ohio State University. I am majoring in Social Work and minoring in Nonprofit Management. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, with my three younger sisters and my older brother, I never imagined that I would ever get the chance to travel abroad to learn and help others. I decided to major in Social Work early in my college career because I wanted to help families in America overcome poverty. When I joined Nourish International as a sophomore, I discovered that it is possible to impact poverty not only in America but around the world as well.  Now I am a co-leader in my chapter, and I take every opportunity I can to learn how I can continue to make a difference throughout my life.

This scholarship means more to me than I could ever express in just a few sentences.  Thanks to Nourish I can now travel to Ecuador and work with the community of Quito. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I know I will take the lessons I learn and apply them throughout my future career as a Social Worker. Traveling abroad to help others was not even a possibility for me until I was awarded this scholarship. Thank you Nourish International! This is just one of the many ways you have changed my life.

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