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STLCC Women Receive Scholarships

Thursday, April 29, 2021


St. Louis Community College students recently were awarded scholarships to transfer to local universities.

Mohaddese Mirzaee and Yekaterina Redka each received the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarship to attend Washington University in St. Louis. Mindy Kent received the Community College President’s Scholarship to attend the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Danforth Scholarship winnersElizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships
The Women’s Society of Washington University recently announced Mirzaee and Redka as the winners of the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships during its annual membership meeting. Gwendolyn Wesley, chair of the society’s scholarship committee, presented the Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholarships, which award full-tuition scholarships to exceptional community-college transfer students.

Mirzaee takes classes at the Forest Park campus, where she has excelled in her studies of business administration. Mirzaee recently was selected to the All-Missouri Academic Transfer First Team. She has been involved in many campus-based clubs and organizations. She also assisted students in the computer lab. A native of Iran, she plans to continue her education at Olin Business School.

Redka attends classes at the Meramec campus. She is a math peer tutor and a volunteer tutor to students pursuing their GED. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society. She also volunteers at her church, helping with youth-related activities, and at a rehabilitation center for people with addictions. Redka will continue her studies at the McKelvey School of Engineering.

The Women’s Society of Washington University supports scholarships, university programs and lectures for the benefit of Washington University in St. Louis and the community.

Mindy KentCommunity College President’s Scholarship
Mindy Kent is one of STLCC’s recipients of the Community College President’s Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded jointly by the presidents STLCC’s campuses and UMSL. The scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees for up 15 credit hours in each the fall and spring semesters for up to two years (not to exceed 60 credit hours). It also covers tuition and fees for up to 5 credit hours in one summer semester.

Kent is completing her associate degree in general transfer studies at Forest Park. At UMSL, Kent plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology and hopefully a master’s degree as well. She has focused on her coursework at Forest Park as well as out-of-school activities. Those activities consist of volunteering with food distribution for the poor as well as working as an advisor for NCSY, a non-profit youth organization.

“I think STLCC has done a fantastic job at preparing me for my next educational endeavors,” Kent said. “All the instructors and staff I have encountered have been very helpful and crucial to my success.”

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