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2018 Recipient

I am Diamond Sampson, a young scholar who attends thee illustrious Alabama State University located in the historic city of Montgomery, Alabama. I am majoring in Rehabilitation Services with the hopes of getting my dream job as an Occupational therapist. I was the first recipient of the A’Ja G. Brown scholarship and I am so elated to share with you how much it meant to me. As I entered this new journey I was rather worried about how I would pay for college. I applied to every scholarship I could find and when I had gotten the notification that I would receive this one tears came to my eyes. It meant so much to me that you all believed in me and I am so honored to be apart of A’ja’s legacy. You sorted me out, saw my determination and believed in my future and it means more than words can describe.With your help I was able to pay for room and board expensive confidently. I can not thank you all enough!!
As years have passed I am proud to say that I am one step closer to my dream as I am accepted into the college of health science while having a 3.8 GPA. I also had the privilege to serve in the Mighty Marching Hornets Band as a sensational Stingette. Currently, I am Miss Slidell serving as an advocate for those who are mentally impaired in the Miss America Organization. I proudly complete community service and stand as an inspiration for other girls in my community. I ask for your prayers and your support as I am competing for the title of Miss Louisiana next summer. Also keep praying for me as I finish my undergraduate degree and ultimately my dream of having a doctorate degree in occupational therapy.
I promise to keep making you all proud. I can not thank you all enough for your support.

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