Each year, the WTRAA Scholarship Fund under the TRAA Education Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to TRAA members’ children and grandchildren to assist them in completing their education. Fundraising for these scholarships has become a cooperative effort working with the TRAA Education Foundation and the WTRAA Scholarship Trustees.
2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED The WTRAA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce and congratulate the Recipients of the 2018 Scholarships. The Committee has worked so diligently, processing the applications and making their decisions, and we thank them for their dedication to this valued part of the WTRAA’s core mission.
John (JR) Nelson $1,500.00 Ann Malcolm Award John is currently attending Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. His career goal is to go in to the medical field. John is passionate about basketball and has a very contagious personality.
Julia Tantare $1000.00 John Hawkins II Award Julia Tantare is going to attend Seattle University, Seattle, WA She plans to pursue an education in political science. Julia is a very giving person and loves to help out in her community.
Alexis Aspesi $1000.00 Alexis Aspesi is going to attend the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. She plans to pursue a nursing degree. Alexis is very strong in her personal values as indicted by her many accomplishments.
Cassidy Kabus $1000.00 Cassidy Kabus will be going to Winona State University in Winona, MN. She plans to pursue a degree in mass communications – advertising. Cassidy sets her standards high by being a role model and a leader to her peers.
Does your WTRAA scholarship donation make a difference? Let’s hear what some of our recipients have to say…
I graduated college last August 2017 from UCF with a degree in Finance and a minor in Political Science. I started a full time job at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, FL in September 2017 as a Financial Planning Analyst. My current plans are to continue my job with Harris and start applying to get my MBA at the first of next year! The WTRAA scholarship was so vital to my undergraduate career as it allowed me to focus on my studies as well as extracurriculars without worrying about how I will pay for everything. During my senior years I was able to take the time to attend the career events UCF put on and it landed me an interview and later job opportunity with Harris! I was able to graduate college with no debt and have been able to put aside money to attend graduate school in the near future, I am so thankful for the women of WTRAA believing in me and helping me get to the point I am now!