From the moment Young Professional Amanda Vang envisioned herself on a college campus, she understood the difficulties of affording college. However, she would not let this stop her from attaining her dreams of founding a non-profit organization for supporting abandoned youth and opening a cultural center to help new immigrants with their transition to American culture. Amanda diligently applied for scholarships during Genesys Works’ weekly Career and College Connections meetings and after her internship at 3M.
Amanda’s long nights of essay writing, her determination and her impressive goals earned her the Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship, Horatio Alger Scholarship, Dell Scholarship, Sam Walton Scholarship, and Coss Family Foundation Scholarship. Her self-motivated focus and resolve to persevere along with an extra $38,400 in her pocket will undoubtedly bring her success at Saint Cloud State University this fall.