The Red Thread Foundation for Women is proud to announce our award recipients for the 2020-2021 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.

Irl is planning to attend Colorado State University, majoring in Journalism and Media Communication this fall. She came to America three years ago to pursue her dream of becoming a documentary filmmaker and a journalist, leaving her parents and siblings back in Indonesia. Irl is a proud first-generation student and hopes to use her education to highlight stories of minorities and people who are often unseen. In high school, she volunteered as a tutor and mentor in a Sheltered Math class, a class for students who have English as a Second Language. Irl hopes to continue serving the global community in college as well, as a member of the Global Village Residential and Learning Community at Colorado State University.