(Dallas) – They have encountered and survived countless social ills, including bullying, childhood abuse, peer pressure and political upheaval.
The four 2019 Erin Tierney Kramp scholars from the Dallas County Community College District know the value of education and are looking forward both scholastically and globally to the future. They have faced their challenges head-on and are striving for a chance at a better life. They were chosen to receive the scholarship because of the obstacles they faced and their strength in demonstrating tremendous courage and perseverance to overcome them.
The DCCCD Kramp scholarship winners are: Grace Mulumba Lupandu Nibert, Richland College; Elizelda Martinez, Brookhaven College; Quyen Nguyen, Brookhaven College; and Marlen Pacheco, El Centro.
The Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarship program, created by the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation, (ETK) is awarded to recipients who demonstrate courage and perseverance through extreme personal hardship and adversity. It is named for Erin Kramp, a breast cancer victim who created a videotape legacy on “life lessons” to leave her daughter, Peyton. Erin’s personal journey was featured on Oprah and 20/20. The Kramp Scholarship program, administered by the DCCCD Foundation and the ETK Foundation, will help all four students with financial support and additional resources to complete their education and improve their lives. In addition to full tuition and books for up to six semesters, the students will receive mentoring and special enrichment programs throughout the year from the Erin Tierney Kramp Encouragement Foundation and its Board members.
“The Erin Tierney Kramp program awards college scholarships to students based on their courage and perseverance in the face of adversity,” said Michael Brown, founder and president of the Erin Tierney Kramp Scholarship Foundation. “These new recipients all have demonstrated these qualities, and they will be wonderful additions to the Kramp family.
CONTACT: Debra Dennis