Sarah Tolbert of Fort Smith, AR has been with the Degen Scholarship program since Fall 2021 while achieving her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree at the University of Arkansas. She is continuing her education at the U of A to achieve her Master’s degree and was awarded a $3,000.00 scholarship for the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Semesters.
This bright young woman has maintained a 4.0 GPA the whole time. We admire her giving heart, as she stated “once I get settled, I plan to offer my services for free to low-income households. People with lower socioeconomic status do not always have insurance that will cover speech therapy but that does not mean they do not have a need for it. I do not believe that the amount of money you have makes you any more or less deserving.”
Kudos to you, Sarah! We look forward to seeing where you land!