Student scholars recognized by IPSF
“IPSF is proud to award over $28,000 this year through our scholarship programs in support of students planning to pursue post-secondary education,” says Neda Eaton, president and CEO of IPSF. “We were so impressed by the caliber of submissions this year, and continued to be inspired by the students’ ability to not only achieve educational excellence, but also sustain a well-rounded experience that enabled them to explore their passions.”
This year’s scholarship recipients include:
Ryan Nhu, Northwood High School- Dr. Kevin Armstrong Memorial Scholarship – $5,000
Ryan was on the varsity volleyball team and involved in clubs including Aid for Africa. He is passionate about social justice and community service, serving on student government where he teaches others the importance of understanding, open mindedness, and acceptance when faced with adversity. In the fall, Ryan will be attending University of Southern California, double-majoring in Law, History & Culture and English.
Logan Prock, Woodbridge High School- Lee Bryn Brooks Community Service Scholarship – $5,000
Logan has had a passion for volunteering ever since she visited Tijuana for her first house-build trip at age eight. Since then, she has worked with various nonprofits as a part of National Charity League, and has learned that having a servant’s heart is a lifelong commitment. Logan plans to major in Neuroscience or Human Biology at Vanderbilt University this fall and plans to pursue community service through Doctors Without Borders, volunteering abroad.
Stephen Chen, Woodbridge High School- IPSF Student Athlete Scholarship in partnership with SoCal Elite – $5,000
In addition to his academic and athletic accomplishments on the varsity tennis team, Stephen is a passionate musician, has been active with the Red Cross Club and has been volunteering for the IPSF Instrument Rental Program since he was 11 years old. Stephen plans to attend UCLA as a Statistics major.
Lauren Spear, Woodbridge High School- Rising Moon Scholarship on behalf of the Crescent Moon Foundation – $3,000
As captain of her high school water polo team and a dedicated volunteer at the Blind Children’s Learning Center, Lauren is extremely passionate about helping others and leading with integrity and compassion. Lauren will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall, and is interested in studying speech and language pathology.
Ryan Lee, Irvine High School - IPSF Scholarship for the Arts – $10,000
Ryan discovered his passion for the arts at the age of five when his mother drove him to Los Angeles to tag along for his sister’s meeting with a talent agency. The agency signed him and from that day on, Ryan was hooked. Participating in numerous commercials, improv performances and musicals inspired Ryan’s second love, writing music and screenplays. During Ryan’s sophomore year, he learned the power of the arts, and its ability to heal and help after the tragic loss of a friend to suicide. Having the ability to write and perform allowed Ryan to express his emotions in a healthy way, which enabled him to move forward and also inspire others.