Jenna Chrabalowski

Meet Jenna Chrabolowski. She is the “Pay It Forward” scholarship award winner for the 2016-17 school year. When asked how she would use her scholarship to “pay it forward” to her community she responded:
“The value and importance of giving back to me is that when you give something, you do not do it for a benefit for you, or recognition. The biggest and sole reward is the realization that you have made a difference or a change in someone’s life. No matter how bad you think that you have it, there is always someone who has it much worse. I also like the feeling I get when I volunteer for my community... It does not cost a lot of money to volunteer your time and the rewards you receive by how you have made a positive change in someone’s life are priceless.”

Jenna, we agree with you on so many levels. Making a difference in someone else’s life is what community is all about. As a young person, you are already way ahead of the game, if you understand that in the midst of our disjointed life styles. Our families are found all over the globe, as are our interests, choices and job choices. Being able to feel grounded to a community, having a place we can call home and that gives us a place to be invested in, is often an important part of what makes our lives have meaning. We wish you much joy and good luck in your career and look forward to seeing you volunteering back in your community!

Red Brick Guides announces a scholarship opportunity
Hat’s off!!!! You’ve graduated high school! This is no small accomplishment and we celebrate it with you.
Now it’s time to think about what you’ll do next.
If you or your child will be graduating in 2018 -- they are eligible to enter our scholarship competition. Unlike many scholarship opportunities, college entrance is NOT a prerequisite or a requirement to apply! We understand that not all students go to college, but we do appreciate that you
all have goals for the future.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of a well written and thoughtful essay that contains the following:
• Clear and concise goals for the next phase of life after high school
• A statement of educational purpose [Where will the money be used and why:
technical school, community college, continuing education credit?]
• How will after graduation plans provide a way to give back to the local community?
• What do you consider the value and importance of giving back?

Please make sure that you include the following along with your essay: your name, address and contact information. Also, please let us know what school you are currently attending and how we can contact the counseling office at your school if we need any further information.

Good luck!
We can’t wait to hear your plans!
Deadline for essays: 4/30/18
Essays should be emailed to: or submitted to a school counselor

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