The Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship is designed for the Athena student who can best demonstrate a commitment to and active participation in charitable service in his or her community. Because we at Athena place a very high value on giving back to the world, this scholarship is aimed at rewarding students that have a history of taking initiative to make the world a better place through charitable service.
A senior pursuing a degree in psychology and history, Kamel is getting ready for Athena’s Tour of Italy program this spring. We couldn’t be happier to help make this experience a possible for him as he has proven his commitment to charity and to his academic career.
Volunteering for several organizations, such as Student Senate, The Teddy Bear Fund, Community Bridges/Partners in Health and at Camp Anytown, Kamel has had a large impact on these non-profit groups who strive to help under privileged children. Through fundraising, grant writing and counseling, Kamel has been able to combine his academic background with his passion to give back and help these organizations make a positive impact on the lives of so many young people.
Kamel has furthered his impact as a Presidential Scholar by conducting research on homelessness around the world. Presenting his findings to various associations has opened a new dialogue for solutions to dealing with homelessness in the United States. With plans of continuing his efforts of working with families in need, Kamel is committed to pursuing a career devoted to helping others achieve and succeed through education.
We are proud of Kamel’s achievements and excited to see how his future endeavors will change the world for the better.
Athena is proud to award the Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship to Nicole Powell from Grove City College. Nicole is a wonderful example of a student who has demonstrated a lifetime of giving back to her community through charitable service.
From working with the Special Olympics, building homes for needy families, spearheading fundraisers, doing service work both in the US (in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and more) as well as overseas in her work with African orphans and working to provide clean drinking water to communities in Morocco, Nicole is a shining example of a model global citizen.
Let's take a moment to congratulate Nicole on her life of service, and hope that she will serve as an example to all of us that we can do more!
Kristen spent two summers doing charitable service in villages on the Fiji Islands which affected her so much that she came back and organized a collection drive for the villages she had worked in. Kristen was able to send over six hundred pounds of contributions because of this drive.
As Alpha Phi's Director of Philanthropy, Kristen organized the most successful "King of Hearts" event, raising more than $6,000 for the Alpha Phi Foundation in support of Cardiac Care. Kristen wants to continue her work in Charitable Service and dreams of starting a charitable service organization that does charitable service work internationally.
Congratulations to Kristen on winning the Michele Iavagnilio Charitable Service Scholarship!
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