This year the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship had over 200 applicants from all over the US!
We were fortunate to have so many exceptional scholarship applicants this year who were passionate about giving back to their communities in so many inspiring ways.
This is our third year offering the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship and we couldn't be happier with all of the wonderful applicants we received this year. This scholarship is an annual essay contest sponsored by Check City, a company deeply committed to being involved in the community.
This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Check City's founder, Richard Rawle, while supporting college students who exemplify a passion for giving back to their communities.
Established in 2021, the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship was created to provide financial assistance to students who demonstrate an exceptional drive to make a difference in their communities. Each year, one deserving student is awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
This year we are proud to announce that the 2023 Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship winner is Sojung Bok!
2023 Richard Rawle Scholarship Winner
Sojung Bok makes it a point to be a part of her community at all levels, in her school, town, state, and even the world.
She is a member of the Utah State Board of Education Student Advisory Council and worked to pass a bill that now provides free period products in school restrooms. She's now writing recommendations for the Board of Education on how to create better mental health training for educators in her district.
She also planned and orchestrated the Washington County Flea Market Fundraiser after learning that a third of her town suffered from food insecurity. All the proceeds of the flea market went to the Southern Utah branch of the Utah Food Bank to help families in her area.
She's also connected with the world at large by teaching English to a student in Ukraine who wishes to one day study abroad.
Sojung Bok is a shining example of what it means to be self-motivated in your community service and figure out a way to help whenever you see a problem.
How to Apply
As a community-focused and family-oriented company, Check City is dedicated to giving back in various ways.
Through the Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship, Check City aims to recognize and reward students who share this same commitment to their communities. By providing financial resources, Check City hopes to enable these exceptional students to pursue their education and continue making a positive impact on the world around them.
To apply for this scholarship, students are invited to submit an essay detailing their community involvement and highlighting the meaningful lessons they have learned while serving and assisting others.
Learn More: www.checkcity.com/community-outreach/scholarship.