Stacey Abrams, a writer and educator who is a co-founder of the school of education at Waldorf School, was awarded a scholarship by the US Department of Education to give a $50,000 scholarship to a high school senior in Pennsylvania who wants to go to college.
In a statement, Abrams said the scholarship “will help pay for college costs and the tuition for a freshman, but also to help students develop a broader network of contacts and connections that will help them find and retain the skills they need to excel academically and professionally.”
The award was announced in the name of Stacey’s daughter, who is now 15 years old.
Abrams wrote a statement on the program’s website, saying that Stacey is a very bright student who has a great interest in learning.
“Her academic and social development has been amazing.
She has been engaged in the art of writing for her senior year and has recently started her own blog, where she shares new writing and storytelling experiences with others,” Abrams’ statement said.”
As Stacey looks to graduate with her first degree in the fall of 2019, she will be working with a number of the top-tier schools and colleges in the country, all of whom have been very supportive of her as she begins her journey toward college.”
Stacey’s father, Paul Abrams Sr., has also been involved in the college program.
In March, the family received an additional $100,000 in federal student aid through the Higher Education Opportunity Scholarship Program.
“I want to thank the Department of education for recognizing my daughter’s unique talent and for their generosity of time, money and resources to support Stacey and her peers through the college experience,” Abram Sr. wrote on his website.
“The award reflects the extraordinary support that Stacy has received from people from across the country who know and care about her and her family.”
“As a lifelong education advocate, I am humbled to be a part of Stacy’s journey to achieve her dream of a college education.
She will need all of her help to achieve this goal, and I look forward to supporting her throughout her education.”
Stacy and her mother, Heather, have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, and The Late Show.