2011 Sophia L. Gokey Scholarship Recipients
New Sophia L. Gokey Scholarship Awardees Announced!
We are thrilled to announce four outstanding students for the Sophia L. Gokey college scholarships from the nearly 200 applicants we received! The Sophia L. Gokey Scholarships were established in 2009 to honor students that persevere through a significant roadblock, setback or challenge. In spite of their circumstances they are committed to their dream, excel in school and also choose to get involved to make their communities better. Here are the four remarkable awardees from our 2011 competition:
Each student will receive a $1000 scholarship towards their successful completion of the first semester of their post secondary education.
Applications for the 2012 scholarships will be available this fall. For additional information please visit https://www.sophiasheart.org/SophiaLGokeyScholarshipAward.php
Sophia’s Heart Foundation was inspired by the life of an extraordinary woman whose love of children overflowed and touched the lives of countless others. Sophia Gokey was a compassionate woman who, despite her heart condition, remained full of optimism, energy and selflessness.
Sophia L. Gokey Scholarship recipients embody the same kind of heart and determination that Sophia possessed. Although Sophia always had to deal with her condition, she never let it side track her in pursuing her dreams. Each Scholarship winner has their own personal story of overcoming and is a great role model of perseverance to their surrounding community.