On May 11, Infinite Energy gave two high school students from schools in Alachua County, Florida, STEAM scholarships for $2,500. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. And both of this year’s scholarship recipients plan on careers in those fields.
“When I got the email notifying me that I had received the Infinite Energy Scholarship, I was ecstatic,” said scholarship winner Lyzet I., a senior at Newberry High School. “I felt that a burden had been lifted off my shoulders.”
Lyzet will attend the University of Florida this fall. She plans to study biomedical science and hopes to one day become a surgeon.
“I want to help people because it’s a rewarding experience. And I enjoy the problem solving process,” Lyzet said. “I also feel minority women are underrepresented in STEAM fields. So, I want to make sure I defy this statistic. It’s a huge blessing to receive this scholarship, and I hope to pay it forward someday.”
Gainesville High School’s Sara D. was the other scholarship winner. She’ll be studying nursing this fall at Santa Fe College and plans to attend UF in about two years. She said she’s wanted to get into the medical field since she was a child.
“I enjoy helping people and would like to be able to save lives. I think people’s lives are more important than anything else in this world,” Sara said. And, she added, she looks forward to being able to interact with the diverse groups of people a job in nursing will expose her to. “This scholarship is going to make it easier to pursue my goal.”
Infinite Energy would like to wish both of these young ladies luck in their college and professional careers. To find out more about scholarship opportunities in Alachua County, visit the Education Foundation of Alachua County at edfoundationac.org. And to find out more about Infinite Energy’s commitment to education, click here.