The staff at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry are proud to announce the first winner of our scholarship award.
This award was created to help single mothers finance their higher education to take their careers to the next level and give themselves and their families hope for the future.
Many qualified candidates applied for our scholarship award this year, making the final decision challenging. We believe that our finalist best exemplifies the true spirit of the award in helping single mothers achieve solid professional footing for themselves and their children, beginning with the right education and training.
Tracy Birts of Aurora, Colorado, is the first recipient of the Long Island Implant and Dentistry Scholarship Award. Birts is a single mother who has worked her way through a local technical college, earning a GPA of 3.77 while working to support herself and her child. Birts believes that by earning her degree, she will inspire her child and others in her family to do the hard work necessary to get ahead in life.
Birts states in her award-winning essay that “leading by an example” can be just what another person needs to move their life forward in a similar way. She acknowledged that no one gets an “A” just by wanting it – the grade must be earned. In her quest for an education, Birts said she had to learn to remain consistent in her time management skills to balance parenting, work and school on a daily basis.
Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry introduced their scholarship award to help single mothers earn college and graduate degrees. Applicants of the award must be currently enrolled in high school, junior college, a four-year university or a graduate school. Applicants must show they have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their current school or the school they previously attended.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants must include a 1000-word essay with their application. The essay needs to explain how earning a degree with influence the future of their family. They also need to talk in the essay about the challenges in balancing motherhood and education and how their previous motherhood experience has prepared them for facing those challenges.
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