Jennifer Roman, a member of the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, Griset Branch, and a student at Tri-City Christian School, has been awarded a $1,000 Presidential Freedom Scholarship.
The Presidential Freedom Scholarship is a national initiative that recognizes high school juniors and seniors who have made an outstanding commitment to community service. Students are nominated to receive a $1,000 college scholarship by their high school or by their local Boys & Girls Club. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the program, provides $500 for the scholarship, and a community organization provides the remaining $500.
Jennifer is currently a senior who earned a 4.02 GPA during her junior year. Upon graduation, she would like to attend Biola University and major in Liberal Studies and English Literature. After graduation, Jennifer plans to be a teacher working with underprivileged children. While volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs, Jennifer provides an exceptional role model for the younger members, setting an example of fair play and responsible behavior. She has also participated in missionary work in Russia, and Mexico. Her helpful attitude is a benefit to all she works with.
“Community service is an integral part of what it means to be an American citizen, and these young adults are exercising their duty with great distinction,” said David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “We’re proud to be able to offer these scholarships, which recognize outstanding service-related achievements, build community partnerships, provide educational opportunity, and spur other young people to get involved in service and volunteering.”
More than 37,000 scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception in 1997. Across the country, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is the largest sponsor of the Presidential Freedom Scholarship program.