Since its start in 2017, the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship® program has recognized nearly 4,000 young members1 across the United States and awarded $2.4 million in scholarships2. This year, WoodmenLife awarded 459 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $10,000.
Hope H. — $10,000 Scholarship Recipient
Hope H. has big plans for her future. A Marshall County High graduate, Hope has dreams to become an elementary teacher one day.
Hope, who lives in Benton, KY, is the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for 2022.
“I am beyond grateful and honored to be a recipient of the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship,” she said.
She is very involved in her community and participates in extracurricular activities. She is currently a member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Interact Club, Young Americans for Freedom, and Church-Young Single Adults. She is also on the soccer team and the Marshall Militia pep club.
Hope, a member of WoodmenLife Chapter 117 in Benton, KY, plans to attend Western Kentucky University to major in elementary education.
“I cannot express enough my gratitude towards my family and members of my community who have helped me excel,” she said.
Madison M. — $10,000 Scholarship Recipient
A Union, KY native Madison always dreamed of becoming a doctor. Madison is a senior at Larry A. Ryle High School and the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for 2022.
She will attend Morehead State University this fall to major in Biomedical Sciences. After completing her undergraduate degree, Madison plans to attend medical school.
Madison, a member of WoodmenLife Chapter 918 is very active in both extracurricular school and community activities. In school, Madison is a member of the National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society, and Science National Honor Society. She also plays on both tennis and bowling varsity teams and was a summer camp counselor for Kids on Stage Performing Arts.
As a leader in her community, she has volunteered with her church choir vising residents at a local nursing home and is a member of Vacation Bible School (VBS). She is currently President of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, a service intern at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, and a member of the Gifted and Talented Program of Leadership.
“I am eternally grateful for this scholarship as it will open the door to many amazing experiences,” Madison said.
Joshua S. — 10,000 Scholarship Recipient
Josh, a member of WoodmenLife Chapter 65, was selected as the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship for 2022.
“WoodmenLife has always been a big supporter within my community,” Josh said. “To be awarded a scholarship by WoodmenLife is an extreme honor.”
Josh plans to attend the University of Florida in the fall of 2022 and major in Media Production, Management & Technology.
He is a senior at Cottondale High School and is actively involved. Josh is a member of his school’s yearbook club and news and media station, WCHS The Buzz. He is also a member of Future Farmers of America, Future Business Leaders of America and Senior Beta Club.
Outside of school, Josh spends much of his time giving back to his community. He has volunteered with Jackson County Education Foundation, Cottondale Future Farmers of America and Cottondale Elementary School.
“I am grateful to WoodmenLife for helping me pursue higher education to continue to make a difference within my community,” Josh said.
See the full list of scholarship recipients here.
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