Scholarship Winners Announced

2015 Scholarship Winner Tyriq Evans

2015 Scholarship Winner Tyriq Evans

The Center for Smart Financial Choices (CFSFC) announced its 2015 scholarship winners. A total of $6,000 in three categories was awarded to the following recipients:

Tyriq Evans, an East Forsyth High School senior, won a $2,000 youth scholarship for a student planning on or attending college in 2015-2016. Evans will attend UNC Charlotte.

Sherry Richmond, a Forsyth County resident, was awarded the $2,000 scholarship for any adult looking to further their education by attending college in 2015-2016. Richmond will complete her education at Salem College.

Saul Armengol, a student at Early College of Forsyth County, received the $2,000 scholarship for any Hispanic/Latino youth planning on or attending college in 2015-2016. He will attend Forsyth Tech.

“Even though I may have financial plans for college, it is useless without the skills to carry them out,” said scholarship winner Tyriq Evans in his essay. “During my second class with CFSFC, I learned that money habit-attitudes or “Habitudes® affect the financial decisions people make. However, if I can put my habitude to work (my dominant habitude being planning), I can enjoy myself and still be financially successful.”

“Many young people work very hard to get into college,” said Betty Ann Falkner, CFSFC director “With what they have learned through the classes, the chances are greater that they will graduate with a minimum amount of student debt leading to a smart financial start to their adult lives.”

Sherry Richmond, a full-time college student working two jobs said, “from my experience at Salem, I have learned to constantly push myself to reach my goals and being awarded this scholarship will continue to help me do so.”

The award required a financial education component in which potential winners attended financial education classes to assist them with planning for college and beyond.

The Center recently announced a scholarship fundraising challenge to raise $6,000 in order to increase the 2016 scholarship offerings. The next cycle of the Scholarship program opens in February 2016.
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