Good Samaritan Scholarship Winners

2020 Winner – Allyson Bunch

“My name is Allyson Bunch and I am from Broomfield, Colorado! I am a senior at Legacy High School, and am honored to be attending Stanford University this coming fall. I am beyond grateful to be the Connecticut Domestic Violence Information Center Good Samaritan Scholarship 2020 recipient, and I cannot express enough gratitude for the financial help the scholarship brings my family and me.”

Reaction Statement: “When I first got the email, I was shocked! I called my mom to tell her the good news, and we discussed how much the scholarship would help. Receiving the scholarship is definitely a highlight of my year, and I feel so blessed to be chosen for this honor.”

2019 Winner: Grace Gehlken

Grace Gehlken is a student at Wofford college where she is planning to double major in Spanish and Finance. She realized her love of serving children while working with the LAMB institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As a result, she strives to be an agent for change through researching and supporting sustainable poverty alleviation solutions. Currently, Grace is acting as Ambassador Program Coordinator for the social venture She’s Here. Combining efforts to educate girls in Sub-Saharan Africa about menstrual health and economically empowering Massai Women, She’s Here operates by selling handcrafted beaded bracelets for $10 that boldly state She’s Here.

Reaction statement: “I am so honored to be receiving the Good Samaritan Scholarship, and I am grateful for the generous financial support that will allow me the opportunity to pursue both my educational and extracurricular dreams. From a young age I have always been taught to live by the phrase “to whom much is given much is expected,” and this has fueled my passions to advocate for causes that I believe in. I am so excited to continue volunteering with the LAMB Institute and the She’s Here Campaign as I continue my education journey at Wofford.”

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