2017 Scholarship Cycle

Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship is pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural round of scholarships. All three women are first-generation college students and live in economically distressed areas. Each recipient is receiving a $1000 scholarship, which is sent directly to the institution of higher learning to offset loans or direct tuition payments made by the student.

Shattering Glass Ceilings Scholarship’s 2017 Recipients

Ariel Adams


Age: 19
Where Ariel grew up: Pittsburgh, PA
Where Ariel now lives: Verona, PA
Ariel’s college and academic year: Duquesne University, Freshman
Area of study: Undecided, favorite subjects are Criminal Justice and Introduction to African Studies
Why Ariel is pursuing a post-secondary education: “I am pursuing a college education so that I can become my best professional self and take advantage of the opportunities a university has to offer.”

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Daniela Taborda-Quiros


Age: 24
Where Daniela grew up: Medellin, Colombia
Where Daniela now lives: Bridgeport,CT
Daniela’s college and academic year: Housatonic Community College, Freshman
Area of study: Nursing
Why Daniela is pursuing a post-secondary education: “I want to help others; it is my passion.”

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Cassie Yeckel


Age: 24
Where Cassie grew up: Kansas City, MO
Where Cassie now lives: Kansas City, MO
Cassie’s college and academic year: University of Missouri Kansas City, Junior
Area of study: Mass Communications
Why Cassie is pursuing a college education. “I am pursing higher education because I want to give myself a brighter future than I have had thus far.”

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