Congratulations to our 2023 Revie Sorey Trunk Scholarship Essay Winners & Finalists!

As part of our Trunk Scholarship selection process, applicants are asked to submit a short essay expressing why a post-secondary education is important to them. In addition to a trunk filled with the living and learning essentials first-year students need to adjust and achieve success in their new environment (desk supplies, bedding and linens, technology resources, and other necessities), the top essay winners receive a cash award in the form of a gift card to help cover other fees and incidentals. We are proud to recognize this year’s winners and finalists and share their inspiring essays!

Read their inspiring essays expressing why obtaining a post-secondary education is important to them.

There were so many outstanding essays submitted this year expressing strong ambitions for the college experience! Congratulations to our top winners:

Roman Chambers
Graduate of Chicago Tech Academy
Attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Gabrielle Allen
Graduate of Kenwood Academy High School
Attending University of Massachusetts Boston
Tamyah Kamille Dockery
Graduate of Percy L. Julian High School
Attending Xavier University of Louisiana

Shannell Franklin
Graduate of Tilden High School
Attending Purdue University