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Eli, Scholar of the Month

Eli, Scholar of the Month

Posted: 10.30.13

Jerome G. and Annette S. Zimmerman Foundation Fund recipient Eli Werdesheim

A senior at Johns Hopkins University studying Business and Finance, Eli Werdesheim is focused on his goal to pursue a career in law. His unique life experiences have prepared him for this endeavor.  He received an interest-free loan from the Jerome G. and Annette S. Zimmerman Foundation Fund at Central Scholarship.

As a young man of only sixteen, Eli left his family and relocated to Israel. For the first time he was truly independent and had to create a life for himself. Times were indeed rough and on occasion Eli found himself homeless and ever grateful for the kindness of strangers. On this journey, Eli enlisted in the Israeli Special Forces. He served as a paratrooper and earned acceptance into one of Israel’s most elite counter-terrorism units. It was here he learned leadership and determination. Although he has experienced these successes, Eli has never forgotten the challenge of looking for work as an uneducated young man.

Eli is proud to be in his final year of undergraduate studies and continues to value education. Eli is confident that he will return Central Scholarship’s generosity tenfold by providing scholarships for ambitious students who cannot afford college.

Teaona, Howard University Student

Posted: 12.17.12

Alumni Scholarship at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute recipient Teaona Tyree

Our December Scholar of the Month is Teaona Tyree, a Marketing Major at Howard University.  As a Team Leader in the School of Business’s 21st Century Advantage Program, she was a mentor to ten freshman girls working on their academic matriculation and on a year-long business plan project.  She has been a summer intern with Unilever in their Cincinnati and New York offices.

This year, Teaona was part of a team in the L’Oreal Brandstorm competition that developed a product line, wrote a business plan, and created a marketing strategy for The Body Shop.  This past December, her team competed on the university level against others teams at Howard University and was selected to go to nationals in New York City.  As a result of her hard work, Teaona was offered an internship with L’Oreal in New York this summer.

Teaona was recently elected as the Undergraduate Student Representative for the School of Business.  In this position, she oversees a $500,000 student facilities budget, advocates for student grievances, and hosts programs that foster relationships between students and corporate sponsors.  We awarded Teaona with an Alumni Scholarship at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.  The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute is one of our alumni scholarships helping students in Baltimore schools.  For more information about our scholarship application, please click here.