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Lamber Goodnow Legal Team Announces 2018 Scholarship Winners

The Lamber Goodnow legal team at Fennemore Craig is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Lamber Goodnow Education Scholarships!

College Scholarships              Two for $1,000 each

Kathleen Coen

After losing her best friend in a drunk driving accident at the age of 17, Coen taught herself to program, and began to code an app. SteerClear allows users to find free designated rides home from safe drivers they know. Today, SteerClear is available for Android and in development for iOS. Coen plans to study computer science at Georgetown University, so she can further develop her app, and she chose to study in Washington, DC, so  hopefully, one day she can be a part of more change and reform through political activism.

Edith Marie Green

After being bullied for most of her life, Green created Project Hope, an anti-bullying program for her high school. Ultimately, her school participated in PACER’s National Bullying Prevention month and Unity Day. Green notes now that the thing that made her life absolutely terrible – bullying – had turned into a blessing. She used her pain as a tool to help people, and in turn, it also helped her heal.

Nursing Scholarship              One for $1,000

Amber Hopkins 

Hopkins grew up in a remote part of Alaska in a town without doctors or nurses. Her mother worked as a community health aide in a make shift clinic that was one of a few places in her village that had running water. After her honorable discharge from the Navy she started college to work towards a nursing degree. Her goal is to now return to Alaska with the goal of helping her people, and serve the Native population of Alaska in preventative care, combating drug and alcohol abuse. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at USC.

Law School Scholarship        One for $1,000

Christine Chasse MSN, RN, NE-C

Chasse begins her essay: “How often do you receive an application from someone who is a nurse in law school?!” And indeed, Chasse, a nurse, is now also a Texas A&M Law Student, Class of 2021. Having firsthand experience that there are no laws in Texas to protect nurses and the public from their fatigue, unlike with long-haul truckers or airline pilots, Chasse decided to become a part of the solution. Her hope is that by becoming a lawyer, she’ll have the opportunity to improve the nursing work environment and promote public health and policy on a larger scale.

 Medical School Scholarship              One for $1,000

Elizabeth Day

Day began studying at the Tulane University School of Medicine in the fall of 2018 with the help of the Chicago Area Health Medical and Career Program (CAHMCP), a pipeline program that assists qualified minority students in getting into professional health programs. Day also volunteers at a homeless shelter/recovery home for those with substance abuse addictions, as well as serving on the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, which responds to house calls throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Day is committed to becoming a physician who can effectively teach/assist patients to be committed to the improvement  of their overall health, as well as their lives.

 Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist Scholarship                  One for $1,000

Jamal Jefferson

Jefferson’s dream of attending a Division I university was devastated when two weeks before a state track meet, a serious hamstring injury destroyed his athletic dreams and a chance for a free education. After being referred to an outpatient physical therapy clinic that helped to ease his pain both physically and emotionally, Jefferson’s new dream is helping others as a physical therapist.

Our team salutes these esteemed finalists, and all of the scholars who entered our scholarships competition in 2018. Now, more than ever, we believe that Knowledge Is Power, and with education, you can make a better life for yourself — and our world.

This year’s scholarships program is now open. Thanks in advance for your interest — and here’s to “minds on fire” — great ideas and innovative thought that changes things for the better.

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