2 Young Delaware Natives Are Recipients Of Obama Foundation Scholarships
President and Mrs. Obama and Brian Chesky, Airbnb co-founder and CEO, announced their second cohort of Voyager Scholarship recipients this morning, 100 rising college juniors who plan to pursue a career in public service.
This year, two Delaware natives are recipients of these Voyager Scholarships, part of the Obama Foundation Scholarships. This initiative will provide reduced financial aid and work-travel experience, along with a large network of mentors in the public service realm.
Delaware’s two students chosen as recipients of these scholarships were selected from an extremely competitive pool of students, and are both Delaware natives coming from Hockessin and Magnolia.
Recipients of The Obama Foundation Scholarships
- James Steinberger of Hockessin.
- Student at Occidental College where he studies politics.
- He plans to focus his career on facilitating a more productive dialogue between those on both sides of the gun violence and control debate to find a balance between public safety and personal liberties.
- Amanda Eric of Magnolia.
- Student at Pomona College where she studies cognitive science with a concentration in human-centered design.
- She plans to focus her career on aiding in the transformation of frontline communities.
What Is The Voyager Scholarship Program?
As recipients of these scholarships, both Delaware students will receive up to $50,000 in financial aid, $10,000 stipend money and a complimentary Airbnb to allow for summer work and travel following the completion of their junior years. They will each also have the opportunity to meet with President Obama and Brian Chesky, personally.
“Michelle and I can’t wait to work with these talented young people over the next few years as they pursue careers in public service,” said President Obama. “Their dedication to public service and their determination to solve global challenges inspire hope for a brighter future. We know that this scholarship will not only change their lives, but the world.”
You can read more about The Obama Foundation’s Voyager Scholarship Program here.
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