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AURORA, Colo., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Madison Williams, a graduate of Aurora Public Schools (APS), has been named a 2022 Golden Eagle Scholar. As a recipient, Williams will receive a four-year scholarship to attend Colorado State University Global (CSU Global), a fully online university, as part of a program developed in partnership with APS to provide 100 percent tuition coverage exclusively for APS seniors Offer.
Williams is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human services and will begin classes in August 2022. With her degree she wants to help children in therapy to understand trust and communication. Her passion for the field stems from Willams’ own experiences growing up. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at the age of 12 and at such a young age it was difficult for her to fully understand what that diagnosis meant physically. During this time, Williams bonded with her therapist, who made her feel relaxed and safe, sparking her passion for providing the same experience to other children in similar circumstances.
“Up until a few years ago, my priority at school was to look good, fit in, and have a lot of friends, even if they didn’t like me the way they made it out to be. Now I know that you are your number one priority. You are what brings your goals to life,” Williams said. “This scholarship is my hope and belief that I am and will continue to be my best self. Not just because I have to, but because I want to. Even if I started very low financially and physically, I found a way to grow. It shows that you can do anything you put your mind to. I am so grateful for this gift that has been bestowed on me and will honor it in every way.”
The Golden Eagle Scholarship offers APS graduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree debt-free and achieve their career goals faster. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit, proof of financial need, community involvement and work experience, and a statement…
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