Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship Award Winner
With a number of exceptional applications from students around the country, we are happy to announce the recognition of one outstanding student who is inspiration in his illustration of a dedication to community service and good citizenship in his pursuit to make a meaningful life for others.
2018 Winner: Tanner Feuerstein
My name is Tanner and I am a first year student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Oregon State University. I am originally from Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2018 with a degree in veterinary science and a minor in Spanish. My current career interests reside in companion animal and exotic species emergency medicine with a focus on surgery. I have competed in yoyo contests across the US and Iceland and spend most of my free time perfecting my tricks.
Tanner’s Reaction: I am thrilled to accept this scholarship and am overjoyed that I am receiving much needed assistance with paying for school. Thank you to everyone on the Seth Okin team for providing me this opportunity to pursue my passion for helping animals by making my education less stressful. It is a rare opportunity to receive such a fantastic award, so I am more than happy to accept it. You’re the best!
2017 Winner: Emma Fain
My name is Emma Fain and I am a senior at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. My senior year was filled with excellent learning experiences through being a Captain of my school’s mock trial team, cheering for Cistercian Preparatory School, and most importantly, volunteering at my community’s Teen Court Program. Teen Court enabled me to learn that everyone has a voice that deserved to be heard. I was chosen to be a defense attorney at the Teen Court Program to defend the young adults who had received citations. Getting to spend time with the peers in my community was a blessing to learn more about teens who differ from me and to be able to help them continue forward with their lives consisting of a clean slate. Like many other seniors, I am waiting to hear back from scholarship committees and financial aid before making a firm decision on college next year. As of now, I am looking forward to attending Furman University and graduating with the class of 2022. My plan is to major in psychology and minor in business so that I can achieve my dreams in becoming a clinical family psychologist.
Emma’s Reaction: Words cannot express how honored I am to be chosen for the 2017 Good Deeds Scholarship. I am proud to be one of many young adults who continue to make a difference in the world around us. Even the smallest voice can make a change in our world no matter your age.
2016 Winner: Tanner Thompson
In 2016, Tanner Thompson, a freshman at Arizona State University, is the winner of the Good Deeds Scholarship, celebrating further education and a commitment to community service.
Tanner is attending Barrett, the Honors College, at his university and is majoring in Business with a concentration in Sports and Media Studies. He plans to use his degree to either become a sports agent or enter Officer Training through the Air Force and become a military pilot.
His extensive community service background helped when he founded a service project called “It’s in the Bag,” which provided toiletry kits to the homeless. He was involved in various school clubs and activities throughout high school as well as his church youth group, and he serves as an inspiration to others in what they can do for their community in order to make other’s lives better.
2019 Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship
If you are interested in applying for the 2019 Seth Okin Good Deeds Scholarship, please visit the official scholarship application page to view submissions requirements and application criteria.