Honor Society, a leading national academic and professional honor society, announced the Society Involvement 2019 Scholarship Recipients in April 2019. Five recipients were chosen for the $1,000 Society Involvement Scholarship. Each of these students made an impact in their local area by their high level of involvement as an Honor Society Member!
The Society Involvement Scholarship is one of many scholarships offered by Honor Society. Scholarship recipients are glad they joined in order to take advantage of the year-round scholarship opportunities.
$1,000 Society Involvement Scholarship
Hi, my name is Braden Maloy. I am a 19-year-old sophomore at U of SC. I love sports, church, and people. I am a huge extrovert that loves meeting/interacting/forming relationships with all kinds of new persons! Though I have only experienced one year in college so far it has already been an amazing experience. I’ve loved the friendships I’ve been able to form and the activities and opportunities I’ve been given throughout the year around campus. I am an exercise science major with a minor in physical education and I am on the Pre-med track. We go on med school tours, hold fundraisers, offer medical workshops, I was even able to join gARC through it. The program gARC (Gamecocks Aiding Refugees in Columbia) or some know as CSC (Carolina Survivors Clinic) is where once a week on Monday we head over to the community center and from 4-5:30 we help the refugee adults learn and work on their English skills, as well as their kids. Then from 5:30-7, we head outside and run play with the kids on the playground. This is such an awesome experience for not only the refugees but for us volunteers. We also get to spend time and play with some of the most amazing kids ever. To see the joy on their face when we show up and how much fun they can have in those 3 hours despite the hardships of being forced to move to another country is really inspiring.
I am currently a sophomore at Missouri State University pursuing degrees in both Vocal Music Education and Endorsement in Percussion. With these degrees, I plan to teach music and give back to my community while engaging in an activity I have always been passionate about.
I am going into my sophomore year at the University of South Carolina. I am coming from out-of-state, and graduated high school with a 4.0 and over 100 community service hours. I grew up and still live in northern Virginia and played basketball from 4th grade through my senior year of high school. I am pursuing a double major in psychology and criminal justice and hope to join the FBI in the future. I joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority in the fall of my freshman year, and have been able to volunteer with Girls on the Run Columbia through the organization. Currently, I am partaking in an internship with Living Full Out, Inc. which is based out of Huntington Beach, California. I work with the Pinterest team, and create images and write-ups that go along with our mission. This is an unpaid internship, so this scholarship will help me pay for my textbooks over the next few years and will also help pay for my housing.
I found out I was accepted into Shenandoah University’s dual-degree program, where over the course of three and a half years, I earned my Master of Athletic Training and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. While those three and a half years tested my time management skills and my ability to synthesize and appropriately apply knowledge and communication skills, it was an outstanding academic experience. Upon graduation, I began working full-time as a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Northern Virginia, outside of the Washington D.C. area. During this time, I was also functioning as the Head Athletic Trainer for the NOVA Men’s Rugby League team and working as an adjunct faculty member at Shenandoah University, leading anatomy cadaver lab dissections and assisting in musculoskeletal skill-based courses for Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant students. I made the executive decision to return to school yet again to acquire my PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Kentucky while working as a Graduate Research Assistant. This has been a drastic transition but accepting this opportunity has already afforded me with so many amazing learning and mentoring experiences. In just this first year my knowledge base has vastly expanded, and I am excited and eager to continue to grow as a student, clinician, and future professor! One of the many amazing opportunities that I have been granted this year is that my abstract was recently accepted for presentation at the International Ankle Symposium (IAS).
My name is Valea Metzger, and I am a junior at the Texas State University in San Marcos. I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Administration. I was born and raised in Germany and transferred to the Texas State University in Fall 2018 from the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf to better myself. My education is very important to me and that’s why I decided to transfer from a free public school to an American school, where I have to pay tuition, but my degree is more worth in the end. Especially as a Political Science major, my goal is it, to make a change. In order to pursue this goal, I started volunteering for the NGO “Viva con Agua” after I graduated from High School. This NGO is based in Hamburg, Germany and is supporting the improvement of drinking water supply in developing countries in conjunction with the NGO “Welthungerhilfe”. What makes “VcA” different for me is, that they are not “just” building fountains in developing countries to give people their the access to clean water. Viva con Agua helps and supports people in developing countries building those fountains all by them selves, with supplying them or teaching them how-to. I see it as my duty as a Political Science major and as a human being to make a change for the better. Even if it is only in my community. We have to draw attention to the things that affect us in everyday life. That’s why I’ll always and forever fight for what is right and that people get treated fair and equal.