The Lamber Goodnow legal team at Fennemore Craig is proud to announce the 2017 winners of the Lamber Goodnow Education Scholarships!
College Scholarships Two for $1,000 each
Keon Kang (Not pictured)
Kang is currently a freshman at Amherst College, class of 2021. A Math-Stats double major, Kang has fought through a life of poverty working many part-time jobs to help support his family of nine, which for a time moved into their church’s back room after the family was evicted from their home. In addition to his jobs, Keon looked for other innovative ways to help support his family and began buying and fixing old bicycles, and then, selling the retrofitted machines on Craigslist. This interest led Kang to car repair and an interest in engineering, and last summer, he interned at Boeing, researching and working in the lab for the internal navigation of submarines. Kane hopes to one day have a career in engineering where he can continue to solve any problems he may face.
Gualberti is currently an AP Scholar with Honors at Bayport Blue Point High School in New York. Throughout the years, she has served as a volunteer for the deaf community, and her interest in American Sign Language (ASL) also led her to study Spanish for the past six years. This knowledge of languages and communication led Lianna down an innovative path where she can hopefully one day continue to facilitate communication between diverse communities. It is her goal to one day attend law school and become a champion for the civil rights of individuals who are deaf, as well as others who struggle when it comes to the law and their civil rights.
Nursing Scholarship One for $1,000
Casto has been accepted into both the Freshman Acceptance Nursing Program and the Honors Program at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. His love of science and passion for helping others led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. With a mother who works for a local hospital and father who served as a firefighter/paramedic, Casto hopes to one day become a Pararescuemen, a group tasked directly with stabilizing and recovering downed airmen and their crews. This group’s motto has also become the calling card for Casto’s own life: “So Others May Live.”
Law School Scholarship One for $1,000
Parnas entered the George Washington University Law School this fall where at 18, he is the youngest member of his class. Parnas lives his life by a quote from Justice Thurgood Marshall: “A man can make what he wants of himself if he truly believes that he must be ready for hard work and many heartbreaks.” Parnas enrolled in a program that allowed him to bypass his final three years in high school and enroll in college as a 14-year-old. He now sees law school as the next logical step and wants to one day battle for his clients either criminally or civilly.
Medical School Scholarship One for $1,000
Brody has been accepted to the Georgetown University School of Medicine for the 2018 entering class. As a child, a doctor’s quick actions administering a high dose of antibiotics saved her life as she was later diagnosed with Meningococcimia, a deadly disease that either kills indiscriminately or leaves its victims as deaf, blind, mentally impaired, facially deformed, multi-limb amputees. Brody hopes to one day become a physician where her enthusiasm for medicine and passion for servicing the world will mesh perfectly.
Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist Scholarship One for $1,000
Pielemeier is a first year Occupational Therapy Doctorate student at Pacific University. Several years back, she served for six months at Sarah’s Covenant Homes (SCH) in Ongole, India that serves children with disabilities. The experience profoundly affected Pielemeier, and now, she wants to be an occupational therapist because a billion people worldwide live with a disability, and 80% of those people live in the developing world and do not have access to proper education or disability services.
Our team salutes these esteemed finalists, and all of the scholars who entered our scholarships competition in 2017. 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.