The Red Thread Foundation for Women is proud to announce our award recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year! Our winners are chosen from a pool of highly accomplished applicants based on written essays explaining the impact of their international background, academic and career goals, and recommendations. Our award winners are truly impressive, demonstrating academic excellence, community leadership, a desire to excel, and a commitment to improve the world around them.

Ana came to the US with her family from Central America and early on, identified education as critical to the life she wanted. This fall, she is proud to be a first-generation college student at Dalton State College, majoring in Biology and continuing her studies in French. With this education, Ana hopes to become a doctor and open her own health clinic. “I just want to help people,” says Ana, “because I understand the struggle and I want to make sure that they get the help they need.
Nyarok will attend the University of Nebraska, Lincoln this coming fall, with aspirations of becoming a journalist. She is a first generation American, born from two parents who immigrated to the US from Sudan.  After graduation, Nyarok dreams of using her global identity to aid her in releasing a documentary series highlighting the life of Sudanese people living in America.  Nyarok told us: “There are so many people experiencing misfortune in this world who don’t have the chance to share their life – their reality, I’d just to like to make sure that their story gets told.”

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