“My name is Antonise Stewart, I'm 22 years old and my dream is to be a veterinarian.”
The Words Alive Westreich Scholarship Program awards scholarships to participants in the Words Alive Adolescent Book Group to support them in their pursuit of higher education at the college or vocational level. Unlike other scholarship programs, which typically fund only tuition, books and educational supplies, each recipient is eligible to receive funds to cover the cost of rent, food, childcare, clothing, travel and other living expenses. Additionally, the program matches each recipient with a mentor. Student and mentor meet regularly throughout the school year, and the mentors provide guidance, direction, and often, a shoulder to lean on.
Let’s hear more from Antonise!
Name: Antonise Stewart
College: San Diego City College
Degree (with area of study): Biology
High School: Portland High School
Mentor: Brittany Jackson
How did you first get involved with Words Alive?
I first got involved with Words Alive when I first heard about it from my sister, who is an alumna from Words Alive.
How has your experience with Words Alive affected you?
So far it's a little overwhelming because it's my first time being involved and I'm still learning about Words Alive.
What have you accomplished this year that you are most proud of?
What I accomplished this year that I'm most proud of is finally deciding my major of being a veterinarian.
Tell us about your favorite college memory.
My favorite college memory was from my Biology class, when we went to the zoo as part of the class we had a self-guided scavenger hunt.
What are you currently reading?
What I'm reading right now is a book called The Slave Community about how the slaves lived and interacted in slavery.